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By Martin A. Lee, Bruce Shlain

Acid desires is the whole social heritage of LSD and the counterculture it helped to outline within the sixties. Martin Lee and Bruce Shlain's exhaustively researched and wonderful account-part of it gleaned from mystery govt files-tells how the CIA grew to become keen about LSD as an espionage weapon in the course of the early l950s and introduced an important covert examine software, within which numerous unwitting electorate have been used as guinea pigs. even though the CIA used to be cause on maintaining the drug to itself, it eventually couldn't hinder it from spreading into the preferred tradition; the following LSD had a profound impression and helped spawn a political and social upheaval that modified the face of the US. From the clandestine operations of the govt to the escapades of Timothy Leary, Abbie Hoffman, Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters, Allen Ginsberg, and so on, Acid desires presents an enormous and wonderful account that is going to the guts of a turbulent interval in our background. "Engaging all through . . . straight away wonderful and disturbing." - Andrew Weil, M.D., The state; "Marvelously unique . . . loaded with startling revelations." - l. a. day-by-day information; "An engrossing account of a interval . . . whilst a tiny psychoactive molecule affected virtually each element of Western life." - William S. Burroughs; "An vital historic synthesis of the unfold and results of a drug that served as a relevant metaphor for an era." - John Sayles.

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A typical experiment involved two people pairing off in a closed room where they observed each other for hours at a time, took notes, and analyzed their experiences. " When they finally learned the hallucinogenic ropes, so to speak, they agreed among themselves to slip LSD into each other's drinks. The target never knew when his turn would come, but as soon as the drug was ingested a TSS colleague would tell him so he could make the necessary preparations—which usually meant taking the rest of the day off.

For instance, a surreptitious dose of LSD might disrupt a person's thought process and cause him to act strangely or foolishly in public. " But Gottlieb realized there was a considerable difference between testing LSD in a laboratory and using the drug in clandestine operations. In an effort to bridge the gap, he and his TSS colleagues initiated a series of in-house experiments designed to find out what would happen if LSD was given to someone in a "normal" life setting without advance warning.

They came courting everyone. It was obvious. They would give us whatever we wanted …. " A little too interested, perhaps; a number of scientists soon discovered that their mail was being opened and read by government agents. * 44 Huxley described his mescaline adventure in his famous essay The Doors of Perception (which took its title from the works of William Blake, the eighteenthcentury British poet and visionary artist). With this book Huxley unabashedly declared himself a propagandist for hallucinogenic drugs, and for the first time a large segment of the educated public became aware of the existence of these substances.

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