Getting High: A History of LSD (2000)

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Getting High: A History of LSD (2000)

Postby <insert> on Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:20 pm

Getting High: A History of LSD (2000)
The History Channel


History’s Mysteries:

GETTING HIGH explores the legacy of LSD with the help of people like Tom Wolfe, author of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, which chronicles the San Francisco acid parties (where Ken Kesey was the host), and Jay Stephens, author of Storming Heaven. We’ll visit the lab where the drug was first synthesized by the Swiss scientist Albert Hoffman in 1943, and examine the controversial tests conducted by the CIA and the military, as well as other nations. See how Timothy Leary and Aldous Huxley brought the drug into the public eye, while singer Grace Slick and Ralph Metzner–a member of the Harvard group that conducted early LSD experiments–share remarkably divergent tales of their encounters with acid. And scholars add perspective by examining the role of hallucinogens in societies throughout history.

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Language: English

some more LSD related links on the Hoffman's Potion thread
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Postby hagbard on Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:52 pm

Seeing the Acid Test poster ... I have a link for you as well ...

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Original & slightly chaotic footage from the bus trip of Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters and their legendary Acid Tests ...

"The Pranksters were made famous for their acid tests, which were huge "happenings" in which the Pranksters and the audience would all participate in a night-long trip (the first raves perhaps?). Owsley's reputable LSD was provided free of charge for each acid test. Live music blasted from hundreds of mic's and amplifiers and reverb machines was provided by the Grateful Dead. Film projectors ran constantly, flashing colorful images of the Prankster's bus trip across the country and flowers and psychedelic-swirly-rainbow-trippy images and everything else imaginable. A continual light show of strobe lights and lasers was on constant display. The walls were covered with beautiful psychedelic patters of day-glo paint under black lights. The goal of these acid tests was to try and get everyone in the same "unspoken thing" groove, where all would experience the same miraculous trip and reach a higher level of consciousness, awareness, and mutual understanding."

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