LSD My Problem Child. Signed by author and translator. – Albert Hofmann

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“Here at last is the inside story of the birth of the Psychedelic Age. Albert Hofmann, famed research chemist, recounts the intriguing history of his problem child, LSD. We follow Dr. Hofmann on a tortuous journey of discovery: the systematic research, the incredible accidents, the frightening personal experiment that was, nearly forty years ago, the first LSD trip. As the story of Hofmann’s career unfolds, we meet Aldous Huxley, Timothy Leary, Gordon Wasson, Ernst Junger, and other fascinating personalities who come to life in these pages. The reader begins to discover the complexity of the moral dilemma posed by a substance that offers such promise yet carries within it such danger. This book’s historical value is matched by its philosophical impact. Here is a world famous chemist, an expert in the most materialistic of the sciences, advancing a mystical world view, with his assertion that LSD, psilocybin, and the other hallucinogens can be seen as cracks in the edifice of materialistic rationality. His provocative exploration of mysticism and materialism illuminates the controversy centring of brain-mind relationships” (from the jacket flap). This is the first English edition. Originally published in German as LSD Mein Sorgenkind in 1979. Signed by Albert Hofmann and the translator Jonathan Ott on the title page.

Publisher: McGraw Hill
Date Published: 1980
Publication Place: New York

Signed: Yes
Condition: Fine
Binding: Cloth covered boards

Jacket Condition: Fine
Dimensions: 8vo

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Weight 1400 g