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Austin Animation Jam 2014

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jan 29, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Surrealism, Cartoons, Psychedelic

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids







How a sardonic adult western ever loaned its name to a sappy kids' cartoon will remain forever a mystery. Whose brainstorm was that? In any case, please revel in the ghastly animation.

And if this happens to be a potent nostalgic item for you, you can buy the recently released complete series at Warner Archives.

Wikipedia entry here.



Your Brain on Mescaline

In the early 1950s, German photographer Leif Geiges created a series of abstract images in order to try to portray "exactly what the mescaline subject sees and hears during the course of his artificial psychosis" — as Newsweek put it, which ran his images in its Feb 23, 1953 issue. This was before mescaline was made illegal, back when psychiatrists still believed that the experience of taking mescaline approximated the mental state of a schizophrenic and therefore could be of great experimental value.

As for the mescaline imagery itself, Newsweek explained:

On taking mescaline, first there is nausea, but this is soon followed by a derangement of the brain centers of sight and sound, which causes a constant stream of scenes of incredible beauty, color, grandeur, and variety. The contents of the hallucinations always jibe with past experiences; they are wish-fulfilling fantasies (an air pilot sees mechanical dream cities; an ex-archeologist, mythological people and monsters). The form most frequently perceived is a tapestry, such as a wall-paper pattern that breaks into grotesque shapes. Other familiar forms are (1) lattice work of checkerboards, (2) spirals, (3) tunnels, funnels, alleys, and cones. The mescaline action begins 30 minutes after taking and lasts from ten to twelve hours.



"Wallpaper patterns come to life, change to demoniac caricatures, threaten immediate destruction"
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Let Go



Please follow the singer's advice to abandon all hopes and preconceptions when viewing this video.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jun 23, 2012 | Comments (7)
Category: Music, Surrealism, Cartoons, Psychedelic

Drug Turns Man Into Human Blood Hound

I came across this brief article in a back issue of Fantastic Adventures magazine (August, 1940).


The source isn't the most credible. (I don't think Fantastic Adventures peer-reviewed its articles.) But the story made me curious enough to do a google search to try to figure out where this drug 'anhalonidin' came from. A lot of the search results discuss it in connection with the cactus lophophora, from which comes the drug peyote. That kinda makes sense, I guess. Though I'm not sure if lophophora grows all the way down in Colombia.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Mar 10, 2012 | Comments (5)
Category: Drugs, Psychedelic, Experiments, Blood

LSD-25

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Feb 20, 2012 | Comments (11)
Category: Drugs, Psychedelic, PSA's, 1960's

Follies of the Mad Men #162



Does not contain corn likker. No hillbilly beard necessary to enjoy.



Yes, we're hip. That's why we choose "Makin' Whoopee" from 1928 as our theme tune.



Contains no psychedelics, despite producing visions of talking pitcher.



Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Oct 02, 2011 | Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Drugs, Psychedelic, Junk Food, 1950's, 1960's
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