If you’re reading this article you probably fall into one of three categories, you eat LSD, you ate LSD once, or you might just be curious about what on earth I’m talking about. Before we dive into this article be for warned, LSD terrifies governments worldwide, it is their ultimate fear because it changes the way people look at the world. Ponder that for a second before digging deep into this article and your own psyche.
Who’s Taking LSD anyways the 60’s are long gone
You might be surprised to find out some of the most brilliant minds in the Silicon Valley, the tech industry of America and worldwide have experimented with psychedelics specifically LSD. That list includes people like Steve Jobs (Apple) who stated “LSD was one of the two or three most important things he had done in his life” according to the book How the Sixties Formed the Personal Computer. Along with Steve Jobs, another techie you may of heard of named Bill Gates (Microsoft) was also known to eat LSD, when asked by Playboy Magazine in the early 90’s about his LSD use he played it off by saying “there were things I did under the age of 25 that I ended up not doing subsequently”.. Oh come on Bill we are in the middle of a spiritual awakening, be honest will ya!
One thing we all share is DNA? You know the stuff inside all of us, well one of the scientist that figured out the DNA structure, Francis Crick took micro doses of LSD (small amounts) as a “thinking tool” and perceived the double-helix shape while on LSD.
So is LSD to blame or thank for all the technological advancements this country has seen since the 1960’s.
LSD for Addiction Treatment
The medical and psychiatric community have known the benefits of LSD use in treatment of addicts for years however it’s rarely publicly discussed, however times are changing (you can thank the Mountain Weekly News). I can honestly and thankfully say that using LSD has personally helped me to overcome an alcohol addiction and made me take a hard look at my life. I will admit, I used one drug to cure me from all others. And I am not alone..
AA co-founder Bill Wilson found his sobriety thanks to LSD. In AA’s official biography, Pass it On, a whole chapter is devoted to Bill’s experimentation with LSD. On page 371, it’s noted “Bill was enthusiastic about his experience with LSD; he felt it helped him eliminate barriers erected by the self, or ego, that stand in the way of one’s direct experience of the cosmos and of God. He thought he might have found something that could make a big difference to the lives of many who still suffered”.
The discovery that Wilson considered using the drug as an aid to recovery for addicts was made by Don Lattin, author of the book entitled Distilled Spirits.
Lattin found letters and documents revealing that Wilson at first struggled with the idea that one drug could be used to overcome addiction to another. LSD, which was first synthesised in 1938, is a non-addictive drug that alters thought processes and can inspire spiritual experiences. Wilson thought initially the substance could help others understand the alcohol-induced hallucinations experienced by addicts, and that it might terrify drinkers into changing their ways.
Clearly looking deep is not for everyone, what happens if you don’t like what you see on the inside. Good luck masking that… Perhaps this is why our society routinely masks true feelings with things like alcohol?
Music and Psychedelics
When asked about the importance of psychedelics in his life Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes and the Chris Robinson Brotherhood had this to say
“If I put my interest in psychedelics into some sort of spiritual context, which is kind of not really a psychedelic context at all, but if I did, it allows me the courage to love more. It allows me the courage to keep fear in its respective place. Almost like if you had a poisonous snake in your house. People that keep poisonous snakes aren’t afraid of them [Laughs]. It gives me great perspective on so many levels. I see music, like many other people, as just a river of some ancient origin that flows into some other version of some primordial future. We’re just hanging out on the side, and we can jump in and swim around and make our living on the river banks. For me and music, psychedelics are a good companion to have by the riverside there. There’s a lot of knowledge and a lot of healing in that area as well. God knows this Earth could use all of those things”.
Offbeat. (2015, October 7). Chris Robinson Praises New Orleans, Grateful Dead Ahead of Tipitina’s Show [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.offbeat.com/news/chris-robinson-praises-new-orleans-grateful-dead-ahead-tipitinas-show/
Some questions you may want to ask yourself:
*Why do indigenous cultures around the world use psychedelics in religious ceremonies?
*Can psychedelics help terminally ill patients reduce their fear of death and dying?
*How can you use insights from psychedelics to improve your relationships ones spiritual self?
*What research is available showing the connection between psychedelics and healing from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, and anxiety?
*Should psychedelics be studied for their ability to help enrich our spiritual lives?
Ready to get Spun?
Now for the hard part, access to LSD is very limited and getting caught with more than a few doses will land serious jail time. LSD was banned on October 6, 1966 in California. The rest of the world soon followed in the golden states mistake by banning LSD worldwide.
There is hope however as we in the midst of a spiritual and cultural awakening across the globe. The people telling you this drug is bad have been lying, and odds are have never even tried it. I for one can vouch along with many other including in this article just how special LSD truly is for our connection to oneself and god! Another group of scientist and doctors that believe the same have formed the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, for more information please visit: http://www.maps.org
More Great Reads on this topic:
VICE NEWS – Should You Be Eating LSD for Breakfast?
NY TIMES – Odd Push in Drug-Averse Norway: LSD Is O.K.
Huffington Post – Psychedelics Could Trigger A ‘Paradigm Shift’ In Mental Health Care