Albert Hofmann Quotes

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  • I think that in human evolution it has never been as necessary to have this substance LSD. It is just a tool to turn us into what we are supposed to be.

    "LSD: The Geek's Wonder Drug?". www.wired.com. January 16, 2006.
  • In many instances, LSD actually produced terrifying and deleterious effects instead of beneficial effects, because of misuse, because it was a profanation.

    Lsd   Misuse   Instance  
  • In a dreamlike state, with eyes closed (I found the daylight too unpleasantly glaring), I perceived an uninterrupted stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic play of colors.

    Eye   Color   Play  
    "Will Self: Recreating Albert Hofmann's Basel Bike Ride On LSD" by Will Self, www.esquire.com. February 5, 2013.
  • After some time, with my eyes closed, I began to enjoy this wonderful play of colors and forms, which it really was a pleasure to observe. Then I went to sleep and the next day I was fine. I felt quite fresh, like a newborn.

    Sleep   Eye   Color  
    "Stanislav Grof interviews Dr. Albert Hofmann Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California". Interview With Stanislav Grof, www.maps.org. 1984.
  • I go back to where I came from, to where I was before I was born, that’s all.

    Born  
  • It is true that my discovery of LSD was a chance discovery, but it was the outcome of planned experiments and these experiments took place in the framework of systematic pharmaceutical, chemical research. It could better be described as serendipity. That means that you look for something, you have a certain plan, and then you find something else, different, that may nevertheless be useful.

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  • Through my LSD experience and my new picture of reality, I became aware of the wonder of creation, the magnificence of nature and of the animal and plant kingdom. I became very sensitive to what will happen to all this and all of us.

    "Stanislav Grof interviews Dr. Albert Hofmann Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California". Interview With Stanislav Grof, www.maps.org. 1984.
  • We need a new concept of reality and a new set of values for things to change in a positive direction. LSD could help to generate such a new concept.

    Reality   Needs   Helping  
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  • It's very, very dangerous to lose contact with living nature.

    "THE SATURDAY PROFILE; Nearly 100, LSD's Father Ponders His 'Problem Child'" by Craig S. Smith, www.nytimes.com. January 7, 2006.
  • I suddenly became strangely inebriated. The external world became changed as in a dream. Objects appeared to gain in relief; they assumed unusual dimensions; and colors became more glowing. Even self-perception and the sense of time were changed. When the eyes were closed, colored pictures flashed past in a quickly changing kaleidoscope. After a few hours, the not unpleasant inebriation, which had been experienced whilst I was fully conscious, disappeared. What had caused this condition?

    Dream   Eye   Past  
    Jonathan Ott, Albert Hofmann (1997). “Pharmacotheon: Entheogenic Drugs, Their Plant Sources and History”
  • LSD is just a tool to turn us into what we are supposed to be.

    Tools   Lsd   Turns  
    "LSD: The Geek's Wonder Drug?". www.wired.com. January 16, 2006.
  • LSD should be treated as a sacred drug and receive corresponding preparation, preparation of quite a different kind than other psychotropic agents. It is one kind of thing if you have a pain-relieving substance or some euphoriant and (another to) have an agent that engages the very essence of human beings, their consciousness.

    Pain   Essence   Drug  
    "Stanislav Grof interviews Dr. Albert Hofmann Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California". Interview with Stanislav Grof, www.maps.org. 1984.
  • I became very sensitive to what will happen to all this and all of us.

    Lsd   Sensitive   Happens  
    "Stanislav Grof interviews Dr. Albert Hofmann Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California". Interview With Stanislav Grof, www.maps.org. 1984.
  • By observing natural scientific discoveries through a perception deepened by meditation, we can develop a new awareness of reality. This awareness could become the bedrock of a spirituality that is not based on the dogmas of a given religion, but on insights into a higher and deeper meaning. I am referring to the ability to recognize, to read, and to understand the firsthand revelations.

  • LSD is no longer playing a bad role in the drug scene and psychiatrists are again trying to submit their proposals for research with this substance to the health authorities. I hope that LSD will again become available in the normal way, for the medical profession. Then it could play the role it really should, a beneficial role.

    Play   Drug   Trying  
    "Stanislav Grof interviews Dr. Albert Hofmann Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California". Interview with Stanislav Grof, www.maps.org. 1984.
  • This possibility to change reality, which exists in everyone, represents the real freedom of every human individual. He has an enormous possibility to change his world view.

    Real   Views   World  
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  • The productive sender is the outer world, the external reality including our own body. The receiver is our deep self, the conscious ego, which then transforms the outer stimuli into a psychological experience.

    Reality   Self   Ego  
    Interview with Stanislav Grof, www.maps.org. 1984.
  • It is true that my discovery of LSD was a chance discovery, but it was the outcome of planned experiments and these experiments took place in the framework of systematic pharmaceutical, chemical research. It could better be described as serendipity.

    "Stanislav Grof interviews Dr. Albert Hofmann Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California". Interview With Stanislav Grof, www.maps.org. 1984.
  • God only speaks to those who understand the language

    Language   Speak  
  • People who use LSD today know how to use it. Therefore, I hope that the health authorities will get the insight that LSD, if it is used properly, is not a dangerous drug. We actually should not refer to it as drug; this word has a very bad connotation. We should use another name.

    Names   People   Drug  
    Interview with Stanislav Grof, www.maps.org. 1984.
  • Evolution of mankind is paralleled by the increase and expansion of consciousness.

  • The truth will finally come out and the truth is: If LSD is used in the right way, it is a very important and very useful agent.

    Important   Agents   Way  
    "Stanislav Grof interviews Dr. Albert Hofmann Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California". Interview with Stanislav Grof, www.maps.org. 1984.
  • LSD wanted to tell me something. It gave me an inner joy, an open mindedness, a gratefulness, open eyes and an internal sensitivity for the miracles of creation.

    Eye   Joy   Miracle  
    "LSD: The Geek's Wonder Drug?". www.wired.com. January 16, 2006.
  • LSD is really just a small chemical modification of a very old sacred drug of Mexico. LSD belongs, therefore, by its chemical structure and by its activity, in the group of the magic plants of Mesoamerica. It does not occur in nature as such, but it represents just a small chemical variation of natural material.

    Drug   Magic   Mexico  
    "Stanislav Grof interviews Dr. Albert Hofmann Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California". Interview with Stanislav Grof, www.maps.org. 1984.
  • We can study various psychic functions and also the more primitive sensory functions, such as seeing, hearing, and so on, which constitute our image of our everyday world. They have a material side and the psychic side. And that is a gap which you cannot explain.

    "Stanislav Grof interviews Dr. Albert Hofmann Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California". Interview with Stanislav Grof, www.maps.org. 1984.
  • Our very essence is Absolute Consciousness; without an I, without the consciousness of every individual, nothing really exists.

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  • We can study material processes and various processes at the energetic level, that is what we can do as natural scientists. And then there comes something quite different, the psychic experience, which remains a mystery.

    "Stanislav Grof interviews Dr. Albert Hofmann Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California". Interview with Stanislav Grof, www.maps.org. 1984.
  • I know LSD; I don't need to take it anymore. Maybe when I die, like Aldous Huxley.

    Needs   Lsd   Huxley  
    "Nearly 100, LSD's Father Ponders His 'Problem Child'" by Craig S. Smith, www.nytimes.com. January 07, 2006.
  • I believe that if people would learn to use LSD's vision-inducing capability more wisely, under suitable conditions, in medical practice and in conjunction with meditation, then in the future this problem child could become a wonderchild.

    Albert Hofmann (1983). “LSD, my problem child: reflections on sacred drugs, mysticism, and science”, J P Tarcher
  • Consciousness is Gods' gift to mankind.

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