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Schizophrenic Model Psychosis Induced By LSD 25

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat May 02, 2015 | Comments (15)
Category: Drugs, Psychedelic, Science, 1950's

Beautiful Chemical Reactions

Beautiful Chemical Reactions from L2 Molecule on Vimeo.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Mar 17, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Science, Psychedelic

“The Trip,” Kim Fowley

In tribute to the recent death of this pop maven.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jan 22, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Music, Psychedelic, 1960's


Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jan 06, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Domestic, Surrealism, Psychedelic, 1950's

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
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