Dr. Albert Hofmann

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Badass junkie
Dr. Albert Hofmann will celebrate his 99th birthday on January 11, 2005! Dr. Hofmann first synthesized LSD-25 in 1938 while working at Sandoz Laboratories in Basle Switzerland. He became the first person to discover its psychedelic effects on April 16, 1943.

MAPS is working hard to start FDA-approved research with LSD and psilocybin in subjects with cluster headaches so that Dr. Hofmann can witness the resumption of LSD research and the beginnings of the transformation of his 'problem child' into a 'wonder child'.

Many of us acknowledge the profound contribution his discovery has made to our own lives, our sense of self, our values, our relationships with others and the larger world, and our hopes for the future of mankind itself.

MAPS members wishing to write letters to him expressing their appreciation for his contributions should send them to Dr. Hofmann, c/o MAPS, 2105 Robinson Avenue, Sarasota, Florida, 34232, and we will forward them unopened to Dr. Hofmann. You can see some photos taken at Albert's 98th birthday celebration here and listen to Rolf Verres' piano performance at the party here.

Good health and godspeed Albert! May your problem child yet fullfill its promise as the prodigy we know it to be.


Vond ik even het vermelden waard :)


Experimenterende gebruiker
Bedankt Meneer Albert Hofmann voor de zovele leuke en intrigerende ervaringen. Het ga je goed Meneer Hofmann en we zullen je nooit vergeten


Bewuste gebruiker
jep, hij neemt nog 2x per jaar lsd met oude en nieuwe vrienden.. respect voor die man (nog 1 week :) )


Bewuste gebruiker
Er is ook een party

International Symposium
on the occasion of the
100th Birthday of Albert Hofmann
13 to 15 January 2006
Convention Center Basel, Switzerland

Lectures • Panels • Seminars • Workshops
Concerts • Exhibitions • Parties

On the occasion of the 100th birthday of Dr. Albert Hofmann on 11 January 2006, the Gaia Media Foundation stages an International Symposium on the most widely known and most controversial discovery of this outstanding scientist.

LSD - three letters that changed the world. Since 19 April 1943, the day Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann discovered this psychoactive substance, millions of people all over the world have experienced a higher reality with profound and psychological insights and spiritual renewal; created innovative social transformation, music, art, and fashion; were healed from addiction and depression; experienced enlightened insights into the human consciousness.

Some 60 years later more than 80 experts from all over the world will present an in-depth review of all aspects of this unique phenomenon, informing and discussing history, experiences, implications, assess the risks and benefits of this most potent of all psychoactive substances. LSD - a challenge in the past, now, and in the future.

Check alle sprekers :smoke:


Albert Hofmann, Ph.D., h.c. (CH)
Chemist, Discoverer of LSD
Stephen Abrams (GB)
Director of Soma Research Association and of Avalon Botanicals from 1967-1970
Günter Amendt, Ph.D. (GER)
Social Scientist, Therapist, Publicist
Rudolf Bauer, M.D. (AT)
Pharmacist, Professor for Pharmacognosy at the University Graz, President of the Society for Medicinal Plant Research
John Beresford, M.D. (CAN)
Psychiatrist, Founder of the Agora Scientific Trust, the world's first research organization devoted to investigating the effects of LSD, Founder of the Committee on Unjust Sentencing
Rudolf Brenneisen, M.D. (CH)
Pharmacist, Professor for Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Phytochemistry at the University of Bern
Mathias Broeckers (GER)
Literary Scholar, Publicist
Brummbär (GER)
Psychedelic Digital Artist
Rael Cahn (USA)
M.D./Ph.D. student at UC San Diego and visiting doctoral student at the University of Zurich, currently conducting a study comparing meditation and psilocybin
Hans Cousto (CH/GER)
Mathematician and Musicologist
Rick Doblin, Ph.D. (USA)
Founder and President of MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies)
John Dunbar (UK)
Artist, Co-founder of the Indica Gallery, London, meeting place of Beats, Pop and Rock Stars of the Sixties
Bruce Eisner (USA)
Psychedelic Activist, Editor with High Times and Omni, Writer, President of Island Foundation
Earth Erowid (USA)
Professional Drug Geek, Co-founder and CTO of Erowid.org
Fire Erowid (USA)
Psychedelic Librarian, Co-founder and Head Archivist of Erowid.org
Amanda Feilding (GB)
Consciousness Researcher, Founder and Director of The Beckley Foundation
Robert Forte (USA)
Independent scholar, former director of the Albert Hofmann Foundation, Editor of the 20th Anniversary Edition of "The Road To Eleusis"
Martin Frischknecht (CH)
Journalist, Publisher "Spuren"
Jochen Gartz, Ph.D. (GER)
Chemist, Mycologist
Mark A. Geyer, Ph.D. (USA)
Professor of Psychiatry & Neurosciences
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego
Sergius Golowin (CH)
Myths Researcher, Folklorist
Alex Grey (USA)
Visionary and Psychedelic Artist ("Sacred Mirrors", "Transfigurations")
Charles S. Grob, M.D. (USA)
Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine, Editor of "Hallucinogens"
Urban Gwerder (CH)
Publisher of "Hotcha", the main Swiss underground paper in the 60s, Writer
Sue Hall (GB)
Trancedancer thru the 60s and 90s, psychonaut Buddhist, DJ
John H. Halpern, M.D. (USA)
Associate Director of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research at Harvard's McLean Hospital
Matthias Hamburger, Ph.D. (CH)
Pharmacist, Professor and Head of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology at the University of Basel
Jon Hanna (USA)
Writer, Publicist, Publisher of the «Psychedelic Resource List»
Felix Hasler, Ph.D. (CH)
Neuropharmacologist, Hallucinogen Researcher
Martina Hoffmann (DE/USA)
Psychedelic and Visionary Artist
Ulrich Holbein (GER)
Publicist, Writer
John «Hoppy» Hopkins (GB)
Photographer, Promoter of the "International Times", and the UFO Club, London
Michael Horowitz (USA)
Consultant, Ludlow Santo Domingo Library, owner of Flashback Books, editor of works by Aldous Huxley and Timothy Leary
Thomas Kessler (CH)
Former delegate for drug issues of the city of Basel, Member of the Swiss Commission for drug issues
Thomas Klett, Ph.D. (GER)
CEO of the Ernst Kett AG and Associate Publisher of Klett-Cotta Verlag
Stanley Krippner, Ph.D. (USA)
Parapsychologist, Professor of Psychology at Saybrook Graduate School, San Francisco
Wolfgang Kubelka, Ph.D. (AT)
Pharmacist, Professor emeritus for Pharmacognosy at the University of Vienna
Martin A. Lee (USA)
Journalist, Writer, Author of "Acid Dreams"
Roger Liggenstorfer (CH)
Publisher of Nachtschatten Verlag, President "eve&rave" Switzerland
Ralph Metzner, Ph.D. (USA)
Consciousness Researcher and Psychotherapist, Pioneer of Psychedelic Research at Harvard, Co-author (with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert) of "The Psychedelic Experience"
Mark McCloud (ARG/USA)
Art Historian, Collector of Blotter and other Psychedelic Art
Barry Miles (GB)
Journalist, Writer, Co-founder of the "International Times", Co-founder of the Indica Gallery
Michael Mithoefer, M.D. (USA)
Psychiatrist, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina
Valerie Mojeiko (USA)
Program Director and Clinical Research Associate at MAPS
Claudia Müller-Ebeling, Ph.D. (GER)
Art Historian, Anthropologist
Jeremy Narby, Ph.D. (CAN/CH)
Anthropologist, Author of "The Cosmic Serpent", "Shamans Through Time" (with Francis Huxley), «Amazonia Ambient Project» with The Young Gods
David E. Nichols, Ph.D. (USA)
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Co-founder of the Heffter Research Institute (HRI)
Reynold Nicole (CH)
Jonathan Ott (USA)
Ethnobotanist, Writer, Translator of "LSD - My Problem Child"
Torsten Passie, M.D., M.A. (GER)
Scientific collaborator and Psychiatrist at the Department of Clinical Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Medical School Hannover
Dale Pendell (USA)
Poet, Software Engineer, Ethnobotanist, Author of "Pharmako/Gnosis"
Werner Pieper (GER)
Publisher of The Grüne Kraft
Christian Rätsch, Ph.D. (GER)
Anthropologist, Ethnopharmacologist, Author of "Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants"
Micky Remann (GER)
Media Artist, Inventor of "Liquid Sound", Writer
Béatrice Rubli (CH)
Medium, Psychic Healer
Carl P. Ruck, Ph.D. (USA)
Mythologist, Co-author (with A. Hofmann, R. G. Wasson) of "Road to Eleusis"
Luc Saner, Ph.D. (CH)
Lawyer, Politician
Michael Schlichting, M.D. (GER)
Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist
specialized in Forensic Psychiatry at the
Psychiatric State Hospital Göttingen
Manuel Schoch (CH)
Therapist, Founder of "Time Therapy"
Andrew Sewell, M.D. (USA)
Research Fellow in Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School, studies for treating cluster headache patients
with LSD
Alexander T. Shulgin, Ph.D. (USA)
Pharmacologist, Chemist
Ann Shulgin (USA)
Psychedelic Researcher, Therapist
Ronald Steckel (GER)
Director, Writer, Media Artist
Wolfgang Sterneck (GER)
Cultural Activist, Sociologist, Director of the Alice-Project, Writer
Myron J. Stolaroff (USA)
Founder of the International Foundation for Advanced Study, Director of The Albert Hofmann Foundation
Wolf-Dieter Storl, Ph.D. (GER)
Ethnobotanist und Cultural Anthropologist
Juraj Styk, M.D. (CH)
Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist
Roberto Venosa (USA)
Psychedelic and Visionary Artist
Rolf Verres, M.D. (GER)
Specialist for Psychotherapeutical Medicine, Director of the Institute of Medical Psychology at the Centre for Psychosocial Medicine at the University Clinic Heidelberg
Simon Vinkenoog, (NL)
Chronicler, Writer
Franz X. Vollenweider, M.D. (CH)
Neuropsychiatrist and Consciousness Researcher, Founder Heffter Research Center Zurich (HRC), University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich
Peter Webster (USA)
Chemist, Consciousness Researcher
Fred Weidmann, Ph.D. (GER)
Visionary Artist
Carlo Zumstein, Ph.D. (CH)
Shaman, Psychotherapist, Founder and Director of the Foundation for Living Shamanism and Spirituality (FLSS)

Supporting Program

Akasha Project (GER)
Barnim Schultze, Composer, Musician
Banco de Gaia (UK)
Toby Marks, Composer, Musician
Star Sounds Orchestra (GER)
Jens Zygar and Steve Schroyder, Composers, Musicians

November 2005 • Subject to alteration



Bewuste gebruiker
wie gaat er naar zwisterland over een week? :sunglasses: :wave:

zou er wel bij willen zijn maar zit er niet in denk.. :)


Bewuste gebruiker
kwijl.... moest ik 3 dagen erna geen examens hebben ging ik er geheid naartoe (als het toegankelijk is voor gewoon publiek tenminste)
lijkt me enorm boeiend


Badass junkie
Zozo!! Flinke lijst :)

Lang leve Albert, hoera x3
alvast dan

btw, Simon Vinkenoog komt in het Patronaat dichten, jeeuhhjjj :beer:


Badass junkie
Ik wil er ook zo graag heen, maar ik heb het geld niet :(. Al mijn helden komen: Albert Hoffman, Alexander en Ann Shulginn, Erowid sprekers, Terrence McKenna, Alex Grey.

bah :(


Badass junkie
Terrence McKenna heeft wat boeken geschreven, onderandere DMT: The Spirit Molecule en Alex Grey is een schilder/artiest/beeldhouwer :).


Bewuste gebruiker
Bal0n zei:
Terence McKenna

Hij heeft idd enkele boeken geschreven, hij heeft 25jaar sjamanisme bestudeerd en denkt dat psychedelische middelen de aarde kunnen redden..

Google maar wat, je vind vast genoeg ^^


Experimenterende gebruiker
Terence McKenna is in 2000 gestorven aan de gevolgen van een hersentumor.
Zijn broer Dennis vind ik persoonlijk interesanter :)
David Nichols is 1 van mijn helden, papers in the journal of medicinal chemistry waar zijn naam mee opstaat zijn altijd leuk om te lezen.
Jochen Gartz was een professor mycologie in de DDR die zijn job verloor na de eenmaking (80% van het oostduitse accademisch personeel is toen vervangen door westduits).
De Shulgins heb ik nog op een andere conferentie ontmoet, leuke mensen.


Badass junkie

Vreemd dat Terence wel op de lijst staat? Ik wist ook helemaal niet dat hij overleden was, wtf :confused:


Experimenterende gebruiker
Nee hoor er staat geen McKenna tussen:

An obituary from The Independent of London.
Obituary: Terence McKenna
by Alix Sharkey
The Independent - London

WHAT CAUSED self-reflective consciousness in our primate ancestors? What
was the catalyst for language, imagination, conceptual thought and reason?
Scientists, philosophers and academics posit various theories, but few more
radical than that of ethnobotanist and self-styled "psychonaut" Terence
McKenna .

McKenna claimed that human self-awareness is the result of psychedelic
serendipity. His 1992 book Food of the Gods argues that the accidental
ingestion of psilocybin mushrooms triggered sentience in foraging,
omnivorous apes and led them - us - to put rockets on the moon in the
evolutionary wink of an eye.

So-called "magic" mushrooms and their chemical relative DMT, he insisted,
are not drugs in the common sense but consciousness- expanding tools. It is
our moral duty to utilise them, he believed, in order to bootstrap
ourselves ever further up the evolutionary ladder. "Stronger doses, more
often," was the mantra that led to him being tagged the "Timothy Leary of
the Nineties" - allegedly by Timothy Leary himself.

He extended his theories about psychoactive substances and their influence
on culture and society in his follow-up book, The Archaic Revival (1992).
But perhaps he was at his most convincing - and entertaining - during the
informal lectures that he gave in private homes, and the chill-out rooms of
rave clubs, on his occasional visits to Britain.

A charming, playful and exceptionally erudite raconteur, his epic
discourses on the history of psychedelic evolution - he could talk for
hours without notes, never repeating himself or exhausting his line of
argument - were peppered with amusing anecdotes, classical quotations and a
nice line in self-deprecation.

"I am very uncomfortable with my position in the New Age," he once stated.
"I hate all that stuff - the quartz crystal suppositories and the
channelling of dead Egyptians - it's just an affront to the thinking mind."
Yet his wry humour could also disarm all but the most bitter sceptics. "Is
DMT dangerous?" he once asked rhetorically. "Well, only if you can die of

McKenna asserted that marijuana, DMT and psilocybin, as naturally- occuring
vegetal compounds with a long history of use by shamanic tribal cultures,
were safe for human consumption. However the nature of his death -
suddenly, relatively young, and from glioblastoma multiforma, a rare form
of cerebral cancer - will hardly further his cause. After a brain seizure
last May, doctors discovered that he had a malignant tumour.

Following chemical and radiation therapy he underwent brain surgery at the
end of last year and despite an initial improvement, suffered a rapid
relapse. From the outset he was open about his condition, his website
featuring typically offhand updates: "This is a mad and wild adventure at
the fractal edge of life and death and space and time," he wrote last
summer. "Just where we love to be, right, shipmates?"

Born in 1946 and raised as a Catholic in the Colorado cattle town of
Paonia, McKenna spent much of his youth memorising passages of James Joyce
and studying Carl Jung, in particular Psychology and Alchemy (1953). He
said that his first encounter with psychedelic thought was, "looking at
Colorado and trying to understand that it was once the shores of an ocean
with hundred-foot-long sauropods tromping through the mangrove swamps".

After moving to Los Altos, California, he settled in San Francisco in 1965
just as the Flower Power movement was beginning to emerge in Haight-
Ashbury. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it was here that he first tried cannabis
and LSD. Subsequently he attended UC Berkeley for two years and travelled
extensively through Asia, Europe and South America before completing his
self-tailored degree in ecology and shamanism in 1975. After graduating he
initially made his living dealing in Asian art.

However, it was during a trip to the Amazon jungle in 1971 that he and his
brother Dennis, a research pharmacologist, first encountered magic
mushrooms and DMT - the drug that McKenna would later describe as a
"megatonnage hallucinogen" and which would shape the rest of his life.

The brothers brought their South American treasure home with them, and
began to cultivate psilocybin mushrooms and spread their mycological
gospel. In 1975, they published their first book, The Invisible Landscape:
mind, hallucinogens and the I Ching, and by the 1980s were growing 70
pounds of fungi every six weeks.

They stopped following a friend's arrest, but by this time McKenna had
begun a new career, lecturing New Agers and old hippies on shamanic drug
use. By the early Nineties he had achieved celebrity with the rave
generation and the so-called psychedelic underground, inspiring the
chart-topping group the Shamen, who used his voice on their early
recordings and sponsored some of his visits to the UK.

McKenna met and married Kathleen Harrison in the mid-1970s, and after
settling near San Francisco they had a son, Finn, and a daughter, Klea.
After divorcing in 1992, McKenna moved to Hawaii, where he founded
Botanical Dimensions, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the
investigation of "ethnomedical" and sacred plants. He also established a
gene bank of rare species near his home - a modernist house with a huge
antenna dish. When he fell ill, McKenna had started a new life with his
artner Christy Silness, whom he had met at an ethnobotanical conference in

"My real function was to give people permission," he said in his last
interview, which will appear in the May issue of Wired magazine.
"Essentially, what I existed for was to say, `Go ahead, you'll live through
it, get loaded, you don't have to be afraid.' "

Terence Kemp McKenna, writer and ethnobotanist: born Paonia, Colorado 16
November 1946; married Kathleen Harrison (one son, one daughter; marriage
dissolved 1992); died San Rafael, California 3 April 2000.

Caption: McKenna: `Go ahead, get loaded'
DOUGLAS MARTIN - New York Times News Service

Portland Oregonian
Page A05
(Copyright (c) The Oregonian 2000)


Bewuste gebruiker
BombSki zei:
allemaal al pakjes gekoch? :grin:
morgen is het zover.. :)
mss dat ik mezelf een pakje geef :grin: maar dan in het weekend, eens Lsd proberen als men dealer zich tenminste aan zijn afspraak houd... anders zal het voor een andere keer zijn


Those of our readers that can not attend this symposium still can join the celebration by getting together with friends on January 11th to celebrate, or just light a candle to honor this outstanding man!

If you would like to send greetings to Dr. Hofmann, we set up a temporary e-mail address for this purpose: birthday@hofmann.org .
Please use the subject line "Happy Birthday Dr. Hofmann!" for your e-mails. We will print a selection of messages received and bring them to Dr. Hofmann in January. It would help to keep it short and please understand that Dr. Hofmann will not be able to reply, though he will certainly appreciate all messages! Also please do not send attachments without notifying us first in a seperate message.

bron: http://www.hofmann.org/


Bewuste gebruiker
pff geen attachments, een speciale onderwerp en anders komt het niet aan? :/ vind het een beetje jammer (commercieel )
Maarja, hij is dan ook wel 100 :openmouth:



BombSki zei:
pff geen attachments, een speciale onderwerp en anders komt het niet aan? :/ vind het een beetje jammer (commercieel )
Maarja, hij is dan ook wel 100 :openmouth:


Zie niet in waarom dit commercieel is. Ze verdienen er geen klap op, en als je het commercieel wilt bekijken kost het alleen maar geld. Geen attachments en speciaal onderwerp is waarschijnlijk omdat je post dan door hun spamfilters heenkomt.


Bewuste gebruiker
mja commercieel is niet het goede woord.

goedkoop dan? maarja wat boeit het ook

edit: ja hartelijk ja :flushed:


Badass junkie
Dit stond op een ander forum:

-The conference started on a Friday 13th,next day was full moon and everyday there was sunshine (but very cold).And the Astrologist/apologist who made a horoskop for a 100 year old men didn't take notice...yes I'm scientist.
-Hofmann took LSD last time when he was 97.
-Shulgin works on the 5-Ethoxitryptamins and other stuff
-deadline for submitting new compounds for the Psychedelic Index (1500pages...please submit it with your name for reference,otherwise he can't prove it)) is middle of this year,there will also be a 3rd book ("QUIHKAL" lol) with different chemicals including Quinolins.But Sasha and Ann feel exhausted,PLEASE PLEASE TAKE CARE OF IT!

-heard DOTFM has initial activity at 300ug
-2C-TFM was brought up to 15mg (strong,I recollect 5mg being a full dose in me,the other gives 6-15mg as the range)
-it can't be coincidence that LSD searched for a bright chemist in a peaceful country at the same time of WW2 and the first atomic bomb exploded
-a lot of research still going on,Nichols will publish a new paper describing the full psychedelic receptor/transmitter pathways (if I got that right)
-Vollenweider (Heffter) made an interesting discovery about some glutamat uptake inhibitor plus an enzyme inhibitor (also a new paper coming),many new brain scans from new human studies with psilocybin (because less stigmatized than LSD) and Ketamin

-Charles grob presented data on a study with terminal cancer patients,very impressive,about 70% of individuals had good or medium success
-MAPS is positive to get permission to do studies with MDMA and maybe psilocybin (Rick Doblin of course is an optimist)-he also says that we shouldn't label us "counterculture",this will only evoke counterpressure from the authorities.In turn,they might listen.There appears a new psychedelic generation to evolve,more pragmatic less drop outs,also in the society a new more open generation comes forth,hasn't been influenced/traumatized by the sixties-hippy-LSD-Vietnam cluster.
-the CIA added a lot of bad press on LSD intentionally and did itself nasty torture stuff under LSD

-I learned a huge deal of psychotherapy,it already works,the day after I feel extremely relaxed and happy!
-there was a wonderful collection of psychedelic art
-the mysteries of Eleusis appear to be a fact
-many shiny friendly warm people,no bad incidents during the conference.Altough I have seen a few (old ones) which looked like "broken".
-Rolf Verres,a doctor,said take care,and also do take care of others,particularly the young people!

Very important:Albert Hofmann wants LSD to be taken out of the forbidden status,but emphasizes strongly to put it into the category of SACRED DRUGS.He's a man who is increasingly worried about the materialism/destruction of the world,we should all more and more deeply appreciate the CREATION and nature,LSD can be a help.In every other sentence he brings out a small wisdom,wow is he still alert-a wise old men!He closed with saying that we all showed to him that his problemchild is really a wonderchild.God bless him.

Okay,thats about the chaos I have in my brain right now to find its right place...
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