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LSD — The Wonder Child


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Table of Contents

Foreword by Martin A. Lee

Before I Forget . . . Again

1 Pharmacies of Fairyland
Victorian Psychedelia

2 Mother’s Grain
A Brief History of the Ergot Fungus

3 A Peculiar Presentiment
Birth of the Wonder Child

4 Delysid
Seeking a Model Psychosis

5 The Great Lips
An Intentional Approach to Set and Setting

6 Mind Fields
Weaponizing LSD

7 Academic Espionage
Lucy in Disguise with Doctors

8 Enlightened Operatives
The Blood of Patriots

9 The World Where Everything Is Known
María Sabina’s Gift

10 Voices from Behind the Veil

11 To Soar Angelic
Birth of the Psychedelic Renaissance

12 The Vitalist Heretic
Critics of Chemical Mysticism

13 Altar at the Center of the Universe
Psychedelics as Sacred Medicine

14 Scoundrels and Explorers
Eternity in an Hour

15 Something Different than Madness
Hollywood, Popular Media, and LSD

16 The Madonna and the Gingerbread Man
LSD, Psychotherapy, and Alcoholics Anonymous

17 An Intellectual, Fun Drug
A Strange Fraternity

18 The Fall
The Tragedy of Timothy Leary

19 A Far-Gone Conclusion
Resurrecting the Renaissance




About the Author

Thomas Hatsis is a historian of psychedelia, public speaker, and author of The Witches’ Ointment and Psychedelic Mystery Traditions. He co-runs Psanctum Psychedelia, a psychedelics education and harm reduction group, and is the curator of the Psanctum Psychedelic Library on Psanctum.org. He lives in Portland, Oregon.


“Reveals the fifties as the forgotten psychedelic decade. Hatsis brings to life the radical experiments of the famous and not so famous psychedelic pioneers. Impeccably researched, Hatsis nonetheless wears his scholarship lightly. Reading this is like tripping with your professor. An invaluable and eminently readable contribution to psychedelic history.”
*Andy Letcher, author of Shroom, lecturer, and musician*

“An original synthesis of rare information, precious anecdotes, and scientific adventure stories. A masterful storyteller, Thomas Hatsis is our knowledgeable guide on this insightfully written history of pharmacology’s most notorious chemical agent. From hopeful research into LSD’s therapeutic potential and the hidden potential of the human mind to its sacramental use and the dark mindcontrol experiments of the CIA, Hatsis provides a page-turning historical perspective on the origins of psychedelic culture and how we got to where we are today in the psychedelic renaissance. Highly recommended!”
*David Jay Brown, author of The New Science of Psychedelics and Dreaming Wide Awake*

“A highly readable history of how psychedelics filtered through the wards of hospitals and prisons; the U.S. military and the MKUltra program; Huautla de Jiménez and Hollywood; university laboratories and the fields of parapsychology, mysticism, and literature; and into the clinics of psychiatrists, setting the stage for psychedelics spilling onto the streets of America in the 1960s.”
*Michael James Winkelman, Ph.D., M.P.H., coeditor of Advances in Psychedelic Medicine*

“Tom Hatsis brings this story to life with vivid characters, mystical and scientific intrigue, and exciting exploits in this colorful history of psychedelic adventures. His passion for the topic comes to life in this page-turner of a book.”
*Erika Dyck, Ph.D., author of Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD from Clinic to Campus*

“This wonderful book by Thomas Hastis is the most beautifully written, detailed, candid, personal, and informative text on the subject of Albert Hofmann’s serendipitous stumbling. Get on the bus. Take that bike ride. Whatever. But make sure Tom’s book is in your backpack. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better guide for your trip.”
*Ben Sessa, MBBS (M.D.), MRCPsych, psychedelic therapist and chief medical officer at Awakn Life Scie*

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