Mechanisms of LSD: a Glimpse into the Serotonergic System In 1938, Albert Hoffman discovered, invented a substance that would revolutionize the American drug culture forever and would change how we, as psychologists and biologists, thought about psychosis. That substance was LSD. A simple molecule, LSD has the potency that no other drug has. Only a drop will produce the desired hallucinations and euphoria. In addition, it does not seem to be physically addicting, although tolerance to the drug
Lewis Carroll is a notable British author who is well known for his book, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” It is the popular story about a curious girl who falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a mysterious and different world with unusual, zany characters with whom she interacts with along the way as she tries to find her way home. Many people today would suggest that he created these insane characters because of the use
The 1960s British Invasion has influenced American culture in music, art, and fashion for the last five decades. The Beatles, a British, rock, boy band, were the main leaders of changing American culture with a new type of music. Their influence on music in American society and the music we listen to will last forever. During the 1960’s, there was a huge change that happened in music all over the world. People began to stand up for themselves and come together to make the world a better place.
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.” Albert Einstein DMT: The Spirit Molecule is a research work based book by Dr. Rick Strassman on a biochemical named dimethyltryptamine (DMT) having short span but strong and mysterious effects. It is a psycho-active and consciousness-escalating drug commonly titled as ‘Humanity’s God Drug’. DMT’s psychedelic-effect induces near demise, spiritual and other-worldly experiences so, it has been outlawed all over the world with an
many individuals living in Salem, Massachusetts during the 1600s. During the Salem Witch Trials, many women and men were accused of witchcraft by a handful of teenage girls. Many of the afflicted showed mysterious symptoms, such as outbreaking into fits and having hallucinations. Due to the mysterious symptoms, the girls and the Puritans began to point fingers at mainly the less fortunate women who did not follow the Puritans Bible to a “T”. Due to the irrational outburst of these young women, the
expression or is important. Literature is art that utilizes language to express an author’s feelings and morals. In the short story Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates there are many underlying meanings that make the story a mysterious yet meaningful and powerful work of art. Psychoanalytic criticism allows a reader to interpret the story and better understand the meaning and significance of the characters. Oates successfully communicates multiple messages and philosophies through
John Coltrane: An Experimental Musician Jazz, which evolved from African American folk music, has developed and changed over the last century to become an art form in America. It places particular importance on inventive self interpretation. Rather than relying on a written piece, the artist improvises. Jazz has taken many forms over the past seventy years; there is almost always a single person who can be credited with the evolution of that sound. From Thelonius Monk, and his bebop, to Dizzy Gillespie’s
Embarking on an Acid Trip: Analysis of the benefits and dangers of LSD Embarking on an Acid Trip: Analysis of the benefits and dangers of LSD HP200 Abstract A thorough analysis of the hallucinogenic drug lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD-25) and its effect on humans are given. The various uses of the drug are also examined throughout several decades, beginning with its first synthesis in 1938 as well as first use by humans five years later to its current usage today by young adolescents.
Known for his mystery, macabre and detective fiction genre, Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most remembered poets of all time. Usually when people think of him, mind images of premature burials, murders, madmen, and mysterious women who are taken back from pure death like some zombie-like creatures comes to mind. In 1809, Edgar was born the second son out of three, two of which became actors. After the death of his mother and father at the age of three, John and Francis Allan raised him in Virginia
Militärpsykologiska institutet (lit. “the department of military psychology”), MPI, in Stockholm, where he conducted LSD research as part of Projekt E 012. Fearing that the psychoactive would be used during war against Swedish soldiers, MPI wanted to learn more of LSD’s effects. Netz’s research resulted in a handful of scientific reports and newspaper articles. Interestingly, the psychologist also took LSD himself and in a 1968 report he refers to personal positive psychedelic experiences. So far this essay