Schizophrenic Model Psychosis Induced By LSD 25

     Posted By: Paul - Sat May 02, 2015
     Category: Drugs | Psychedelic | Science | 1950s

I (sorta) remember a weekend when much younger doing LSD (Blotter acid for those that know what it was).
The chair and I became one melted together. The open wall outlet wires in the apartment became snakes.
At least I didn't end up naked in the middle of a golf course.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 05/02/15 at 09:21 AM
The opening music scared the bee-jezzzus outta me!

LSD Theme Song
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/02/15 at 10:25 AM
@Expat - You forgot this one: (Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit)

P.S. My son is out of surgery and improving but still in pediatric ICU. Thanks Patty, Expat, Paul, and Alex for the support.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 05/02/15 at 11:57 AM
Good news, BD. I wonder if he's getting the same quality of care a friend of mine got a few years ago here in Athens. Click Here
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/02/15 at 12:10 PM
I have done blotter four times. Yup, I remember! The first time was the only bad trip. Four of us were trying it for the first time and one guy started freaking. The bad trip was that I had to drive him to the hospital. Wow man.
Posted by BMN on 05/02/15 at 04:56 PM
I've never done acid but someone I know dosed her husband without telling him. He freaked out. The stuff scares me.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/02/15 at 05:51 PM
By the bye- Expat: My browser timed out on both your links. (Firefox). Just saying. It is probably 66.7% my fault to 33% your poor link, if I was a betting man. I just thought you would want to know?
Posted by BMN on 05/02/15 at 07:21 PM
I avoided the stuff myself, but there sure was a lot around back in the day. Generally trippers didn't take well to the kind of badgering that this poor guy was subjected to. He was way more good-natured about it than any people I ever encountered doing it.

Scientists were pretty cavalier about LSD in those days. The CIA funded research using LSD on unwitting patients (see At least this guy was a volunteer. But he was told the effects wore off in a few hours. That wasn't my observation. The rule was not to make major decisions within 30 days of dropping acid.
Posted by Harvey on 05/02/15 at 10:54 PM
Acid trips before the invention of color were just not the same. Subject said, the carpet has colors. Researcher says, no, it's gray. Subject said, the charcoal was purple. Researcher says, no, it's black.

Researcher was a big downer.
Posted by mindful webworker on 05/02/15 at 11:13 PM
Harvey, I also thought the subject was extraordinarily patient with the geezer.

There's an old cartoon by some bigfoot underground gay cartoonist (ixquick to the rescue) Howard Cruse yeah I think that's who. Short story about a group of young friends who drop for the first time. One guy is the "guide," a designated non-tripper. He tries to be "trippy" (look! Scotch tape!) but is just annoying, and his fate, as I recall, was not pleasant.

Ah. Some google image searching turned up Howard's page about it. (The actual comic is probably online somewhere.) (But, ahem, you could buy his book.)

The subject at his trippiest reminded me of Ram Dass's story of how LSD experiments on seminary students made a shambles of normal controlled experimental procedures. Control group, after a while, might say things like, "I feel something, sort-of." Meanwhile, the tripping group was saying things like, "I SEE GOD!" Heh.
Posted by mindful webworker on 05/02/15 at 11:38 PM
Mindful: Full disclosure: I ribbed a tripper and he blasted me with a glass of water and ran out of the house. Those were the good old days. I figure the researcher in the film had at least a dousing coming to him.
Posted by Harvey on 05/03/15 at 12:46 AM
@BMN: Thanks. I wonder if the server was down??? Anyhow, it's working for me now but let me know.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/03/15 at 12:51 AM
Nowadays you can't go down on the carpet as it's usually shaved off. You are lucky to get a landing strip. You oldies like me know what I mean and the old magazine etc pictures back then.

@Expat : HELLOOOOOOO Nurse !
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 05/03/15 at 02:20 AM
@ Expat- Working now.
Posted by BMN on 05/03/15 at 05:04 PM
Tried LSD several times in my young adult life. Only bad time was much like BMN said when we had to drive someone else somewhere. Strange feeling stepping on the brake and you don't feel the car stopping. Otherwise, we always went off to the mountains or beach to spend the night. The effects never lasted more than 2 days, so I don't know where a 30 day decision waiting period comes from.
Posted by Gary Foster on 05/04/15 at 10:03 AM
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