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Weekend links 477

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Edge of Industry (2009) by Anne Starling. • “In her darkroom with her silver salts and gelatine plates, she experimented with the mercurial effects of light, time and temperature.” Hailey Maxwell on the photographic art of Dora Maar. • A Visionary Work Renew’d: A conversational review of Swan River Press edition of William Hope Hodgson’s […]

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Simulation No. 136 (1973); From the Archigram Revival Project. • Scientific American looks at DMT: “the only psychedelic known to occur naturally in the human body”. Related: Hofmann’s Elixir: LSD and the New Eleusis, a book from the Beckley Foundation Press. • “People weren’t quite sure what this guy was doing.” Colin Marshall talks to […]

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‘Father of LSD’ dies aged 102

‘Father of LSD’ dies aged 102 | Albert Hofmann, RIP.

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Happy birthday, Mr Hofmann

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Albert Hofmann by Alex Grey. Albert Hofmann, discoverer of LSD, 102 years old today. Last month Scientific American reported that hallucinogenic drugs are once again being considered as a way to treat psychiatric disorders. Previously on { feuilleton } • The art of LSD • The trip goes on • Albert Hofmann • Hep cats

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The art of LSD

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Not art inspired by LSD but drawings done whilst under its influence. These 9 drawings were done by an artist under the influence of LSD—part of a test conducted by the US government during its dalliance with psychotomimetic drugs in the late 1950s. The artist was given a dose of LSD-25 and free access to […]

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The L.S. Bumble Bee

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“Freak out baby, the bee is coming!” The L.S. Bumble Bee, a single by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, Decca F 12551, February 1967. Mistakenly included on some Beatles bootlegs in the Seventies, about which Dudley Moore commented: Regarding The L.S. Bumble Bee, Peter Cook and I recorded that song about the time when there […]

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Robert Anton Wilson, 1932–2007

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There are few people who really change your life but Robert Anton Wilson—who died earlier today—certainly changed mine. Wilson’s Illuminatus! trilogy (written with Robert Shea) was my cult book when I was at school in the 1970s, a rambling, science fiction-inflected conspiracy thriller that opened the doors in my teenaged brain to (among other things) […]

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Albert Hofmann

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Dr Hofmann by Dean Chamberlain. Happy birthday to the discoverer of LSD, 101 today.

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