The Core of Psychedelic Drug (as Med)

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I might hang this post to my “Fifty Years…'”, but I think it isn’t only my memories but is more an analysis of my experiences on LSD, which I have told plenty in these Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 articles.

Since November 16, 1938, the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann first synthesized LSD in the Sandoz (now Novartis) laboratories in Basel, Switzerland, and five years later, on April 19, 1943, the psychedelic properties were found, remained an unknown Med. for researching the psyche of human’s soul. However, I guess it may be studied secretly for millenarian uses.

In any case., I think Hofmann’s attention was not to make any weapon out of it. We, humans, are always searching for the purpose of our existence on this planet and to understand our inner beings. It has always been a complex process because the psyche is like a riddle. The unconscious wasn’t a new topic as Sigmund Freud began to handle with: The possibility of an unconscious mind can be traced back to Galen (c. A.D. 130–200), a Greek physician and founder of experimental physiology who recognized that we make unconscious inferences from perceptions (cf. Whyte, 1978, p. 78). The Roman philosopher Plotinus (c. 204–270) observed that we become aware of the thought process only when we attend to it. He likened attention to a mirror that, when properly positioned, reflected unconscious processes. The Christian philosopher St. Augustine (354–430) likened the unconscious mind to a ghost experienced as a felt presence, although invisible. St. Thomas Aquinas (1224–1274) developed a theory of mind that featured unconscious processing. The Swiss physician Paracelsus (1493–1541) recognized the role of the unconscious mind in the aetiology of disease. Whyte (1978) noted that Descartes (1596–1650) believed that all unconsciousness was physiological and therefore did not recognize an unconscious mind as such. His emphasis on the conscious mind may be primarily responsible for our contemporary conscious-centric psychology. (from the Author Warren W. Tryon)

Also, this is a long story. However, I think Dr Jung ended all speculations and opened the door to a cavern or crypt in our soul, which we must go inside to find the answers ourselves.

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That is the point to which I want to refer. Space and Time belong to the eathy life; if we believe in the soul, the soul cannot share the requirements of earthly life. Human is more than what most people usually assume. As I heard and read from many brain searchers, our brain is not fully known as it must be. We may use a tenth of it. And to go inside to find out which function has remained careless, we need Hallucinogens drugs! And there, this will expand our imagination to begin our trip inside our soul.

Painting by Wilie Wallace

It might be my opinion Al and I have experienced it nine-time, and every time, depending on the quality of the LSD, we had brought a discovery of one unknown corner of the soul. For example, in the fifth or sixth session, we both were the group’s leaders (to take LSD, it is essential to have an expert as a leader.) one of our members got afraid; he was uneasy, as I noticed, and I asked him what’s the matter, he said his heart is going mad. I let an MC cassette in the recorder to play one of his favourite music; then he got calm and sat comfortably. Here we notice how important the atmosphere can be for such a trip.

But I think the best trip we had was once we got an excellent quality LSD tablet, a so-called conical sugar pill, which we had no tension in our body, as we had most with the other sessions, and the trip was an extraordinary and strange one. I was the first one who noticed that something was not as usual. In the other sessions, we listened to music or watched famous paintings in books to enjoy them deeper than before, but I couldn’t find any enjoyment. My eyes and ears were unknown to me. I was shocked, of course, and the others didn’t want to accept my feeling. I felt I had separated from my body and wanted to travel away. I tried to explain my situation but couldn’t even speak. Though later, Al and the other friend, Mehrdad, joined me. There was nothing mattered! As we got down later from this trip and talked about it, we discovered that no object or material existed for us; you could be in a room or a jar, and there was no difference! The most significant discovery on this trip was we all were individuals there, and the so-called “group journey” on LSD, which we had heard about from West those days, turned out to be wrong.

Anyway, I don’t want to cause you any headaches! I know it is still unacceptable in our society to take drugs as a way of healing, but I do believe it is a crucial topic to work with. Keep curiosity alive🙏💖

6 thoughts on “The Core of Psychedelic Drug (as Med)

  1. Not since my young adult years have I experimented with LSD, over forty years ago now. On each occasion I had crazy, in good ways thankfully, experiences. On the first trip I took it began almost immediately with out-of-this-world hallucinations quickly followed by much laughter … such tremendous laughter of which I’ve never experienced since.

    Other trips usually happened on nights out where a group of us would take some. I can’t say I learnt everything or felt healing at the time but I do know those experiences piqued my interest in psychology. Can LSD help fix broken hearts or broken brains I’m not sure but there would be a queue if the powers that be asked for volunteers!

    Thank you so much Aladin for sharing more of your memories with Al. About 15 years ago I thought hmm, wouldn’t it be great to go on one of those ayahuasca retreats to get some deeper healing on a soul level but instead I met Carl Jung and the Jungians, and found them to be my preferred drug of choice! Love and light, Deborah.

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    • That is an acknowledged argument. I agree that with Dr Jung, we can take a trip into the inner, though I think he will still be convinced that we would take it somehow with our confrontations to the complexes we had. Your experiences on LSD are exciting. I am happy you had a good time; it shows that you were clear with yourself, my lovely Deborah. And it convinced me of your knowledge and having you as a friend. Thank You, my love. 🥰😘🙏💖

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  2. elainemansfield

    LSD and mescaline were a big part of my early attempts to find something larger than myself. I prepared the day before with healthy food and a beautiful environment and my best experiences were just with Vic–no group and no leader. Dr. Paul Brunton (philosopher and writer) later told me the experiences were a reflection of the transformative spiritual experiences we can reach with meditation and that seemed like a good explanation of my experience. The psychedelics opened my mind to the possibility of something more, but at some point they did not change me in a lasting way. I’m grateful for those door openers.

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    • Oh yes! I believe that it doesn’t change anything in person but develops the spirit. Anyhow, Al and I have learned a lot about the unknown of our inner souls. Thank you, dear Elaine, for sharing your experience.

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  3. I am following in your footsteps, LM. I have a bachelors degree in psychology from university, but they did not teach us about psychedelics in school. “School taught one and one is two, but right now that answer just ain’t truuuuuuuue.” I am learning and experimenting with psychedelics slowly by myself, and with my friends. I share your openness, and positive attitude toward psychedelics as means to heal and explore the unconscious self.

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