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Many of us know that English physicist Francis Crick was high on LSD when he discovered the double-helix structure of DNA in the 1950s. However, there are scores of influential figures that used or are using experimental drugs that fly under the radar. Many of them are a large part of making psychedelics mainstream today, and some have even changed the course of human history. From the Father of LSD to a professional baseball player to political petitioners, you’ll be amazed at the following stories of influential people who have tried psychedelics.
“Father of LSD” and counterculture icon Timot
Dissociative drugs have become widespread across the globe! Although some may be considered experimental and recreational, others pose real dangers to health and society. The effects of dissociative drugs can range from mild euphoria and hallucination to severe paranoia and delusions, not to mention some weird physical side-effects!
Among the many types of dissociative drugs available in the market, LSD, Cannabis, PCP, MDMA, Psilocybin, and others have become increasingly prevalent over the years. Some street names of dissociative drugs include acids and blotters for LSD, magic mushroom, or "shrooms" for Psilocybin and or Special K for Ketamine!
No wonder, with the prevalence and curiosity surrounding these psychedelics, many have made it into popular culture, influencing a vast series of movies, books, and other media!
Around 30,000 years ago, humankind, or rather, the Homo species, experienced a leap in conscious and cognitive abilities. This is evidence from the sudden evolution of sophisticated art, language, and enhanced audio-visual perception and creativity from archeological artifacts gathered from around the world.
This emerging intelligence has baffled scientists since the discovery of the phenomenon, and many notable names across various scientific fields have failed to provide a reason or cause … except for one man!
Introducing the Shaman
An illustrious scientific career, several publications and books, and hours of audio lectures; this i
There are very few individuals in history who can claim to have changed the world. Every so often, a person comes along who completely rewrites our understanding of the world and ourselves. One such individual, known as "the father of psychedelics," inspired a movement that spans across culture, society, science, philosophy, and ethics. In this article, we will look at the life, career, and legacy of the world’s foremost expert on psychedelics, Alexander Shulgin!
Humble Beginnings of Alexander Shulgin
The journey of Alexander Shulgin began at the world-renowned Harvard University, where he was enrolled under a scholarship program studying organic chemistry. H