December 15, 2012 · 6:00 PM
The Psychedelic Society of San Francisco is proud to bring you our continuing series of the Psychedelic Book Club.
For November's Psychedelic Book Club we'll be reading the following text:
LSD: My Problem Child by Albert Hoffman
(Each purchase through the link above will ensure a small donation comes to the Psychedelic Society of San Francisco.)
“Albert Hoffman, the Swiss chemist who accidentally invented LSD and then tested it on himself in the first human LSD trial, presents a fascinating account of the first acid trips, including quite readable descriptions of the chemistry involved and first-person accounts from the first acid pioneers. He also did groundbreaking research into the natural hallucinogens of Mexico and he provides insightful comparisons of LSD and mushrooms. Why "My Problem Child"? Because advocating LSD was not his trip -- he strongly believes LSD can be a beneficial way for one to get to know oneself and experience other worlds, but only if the user is mentally and physically prepared for the journey. This book includes some practical information on avoiding (or surviving) bad trips, as well. Excellent source for anyone on either side of the issue of hallucinogens and their relationship to human consciousness.”
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Event to be held in Berkeley. Location is about a 10-minute walk from the Ashby BART station. Exact address and detailed directions will be sent out in advance of meeting to members who have signed up. The number of attendees is limited to fifteen because that’s the maximum number my living room can accommodate for a focused group discussion. If you sign up but then later find you can’t make it, please change your RSVP so that someone else who’s interested can take your place.
Since we’re meeting around dinnertime, I plan on making a main dish of some kind, probably vegetarian. It would be great if people could bring a beverage or a salad or anything else they’d like to eat and share. But don’t worry if you can’t bring anything: I’ll fill in the gaps, be it drinks or munchies.
Am looking forward to socializing and a great discussion!