Lysergic acid diethylamide, abbreviated LSD or LSD-25, also known as lysergide and colloquially as acid, is a semisynthetic psychedelic drug of the ergoline family, well known for its psychological effects which can include altered thinking processes, closed- and open-eye visuals, synesthesia, an altered sense of time and spiritual experiences, as well as for its key role in 1960s counterculture. It is used mainly as an entheogen, recreational drug, and as an agent in psychedelic therapy. LSD is non-addictive, is not known to cause brain damage, and has extremely low toxicity relative to dose. However, acute adverse psychiatric reactions such as anxiety, paranoia, and delusions are possible. LSD was first synthesized by Albert Hofmann in 1938 from ergotamine, a chemical derived by Arthur Stoll from ergot, a grain fungus that typically grows on rye. The short form "LSD" comes from its early code name LSD-25, which is an abbreviation for the German "Lysergsäure-diethylamid" followed by a sequential number.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «L.S.D.»
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Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of Lsd : The Cia, ...
Provides a social history of how the CIA used the psychedelic drug LSD as a tool of espionage during the early 1950s and tested it on U.S. citizens before it spread into popular culture, in particular the counterculture as represented by ...
Martin A. Lee, Bruce Shlain, 1992
LSD, My Problem Child: Reflections on Sacred Drugs, ...
This is the story of LSD told by a concerned yet hopeful father, organic chemist Albert Hofmann.
Albert Hofmann, 2005
Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD from Clinic to Campus
Psychedelic Psychiatry is the tale of medical researchers working to understand LSD’s therapeutic properties just as escalating anxieties about drug abuse in modern society laid the groundwork for the end of experimentation at the edge of ...
Erika Dyck, 2010
Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream
Storming Heaven digs beneath the headlines to bring an amazing science story in which Harvard professors become holy men, and a generation drops out to seek cosmic bliss--only to find something much darker.
Jay Stevens, 1987
LSD, Spirituality, and the Creative Process: Based on the ...
In this book, the authors examine the intriguing data collected during those trials, as well as follow-up studies done forty years later.
Marlene Dobkin de Rios, Oscar Janiger, 2003
The Facts about LSD
"Describes the history, characteristics, legal status, and abuse of LSD"--Provided by publisher.
Suzanne LeVert, 2006
Practical LSD Manufacture
Once the lysergic acid has been procured from these sources, the text moves on to detailed descriptions of the methods used to convert lysergic acid to LSD. The text does not stop there!
Uncle Fester, 2007
LSD: Doorway to the Numinous: The Groundbreaking Psychedelic ...
The research presented in this book provides a map of the psyche that is essential for understanding such phenomena as shamanism and near death experiences as well as other nonordinary states of consciousness.
Stanislav Grof, M.D., 2009
Fifty Years of LSD: Current Status and Perspectives of ...
Among them are an account by Albert Hoffman of his discovery of LSD, and a study of its transcultural impact. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
D. Ladewig, A. Pletscher, 1994
The Post-Lsd Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment
The book is written for the benefit of the general public as well as for professionals, in the hope of helping people obtain proper treatment.
Edwin I. Roth, 2011
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