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The Substance: Albert Hofmann’s LSD

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The Substance: Albert Hofmann’s LSD (2011)

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In 1943, Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann made a sensational discovery: a powerful molecule with the power to alter both the scientific world and human perception itself. But did its benefits outweigh its dangers? It is a drug so potent that mere fractions of a milligram can turn a subject’s perception of time and space upside down. The Substance: Albert Hofmann’s LSD investigates the discovery and history of LSD in a fascinating historical, scientific and cinematic trip.

In the early 1960s, Hofmann’s “miracle drug” escaped from the lab. The psychedelic substance appealed to the counterculture: hippies, protesters and dropouts. Could LSD be a fuel for social and political revolution? “Turn on, tune in, drop out!” proclaimed LSD champion Timothy Leary, and hundreds of thousands followed him into a world of LSD-induced experimentation. Could spiritual peace be achieved at the flick of a chemical switch?

Martin Witz

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TIMOTHYO, posted on August 7, 2015

This film gives balance to the film "Dying to Know", although I think there is more information that may have been documented that would give a better picture to the actual events, impact and attitudes presented, that I have seen. If anyone know of anything else available, please let me know.

quantumjohn, posted on July 8, 2015

We are born with the conscience that killing is wrong , L.S.D. stops caring and we need that to practice the art of LOVE . That's all we need .

Daladyboss, posted on July 7, 2015

Lots of vintage scenes from San Francisco and the Merry Pranksters. And to think that bus is still around; if its walls could speak...

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