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In Lysergic, Krystle Cole describes the events that occurred in her life within the time period of 2000 to 2003. Krystle explains her involvement with Gordon Todd Skinner and William Leonard Pickard, the infamous LSD chemists who operated their lab in an underground missile silo in Kansas. This lab, after being busted and shutdown by the DEA, was reported to have been prod ...more
Paperback, 2nd edition, 190 pages
Published July 5th 2007 by Createspace (first published January 1st 2005)
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Feb 13, 2013 Chantel rated it really liked it
what a great little book about honesty and entheogen usage. i felt it dident really give the reader all the gory bits to her true story, but after reading the whole book perhaps she wrote it to help herself integrate what she had experienced with drugs and with Todd. I recommend anyone who has read it or before they read it, to watch the documentary done by vice on the LSD underground missile silo.
May 20, 2010 Erik rated it did not like it
It gets 1 star because of the trial information and shedding light on how these folks work with government to further each others ends. It would get zero if it were based solely on her writing ability and stories describing her own experiences. She should be forced to watch the Seinfeld where Elaine goes off about the use of exclamation points. And nobody should have to read about her interpretations of the Bible and Rig Veda. Stick to the point and leave the analysis of scripture to the educate ...more
Jun 26, 2013 Jim rated it really liked it
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Aficionados of the ultimate psychedelic may recall that acid got very hard to come by at the beginning of the 21st century. That's because the major manufacturer of the drug was busted. Krystle Cole was there. A goth stripper from Kansas, she got involved with Gordon Todd Skinner--he and William Leonard Pickard were the major kingpins of LSD. She describes the old missile silo that served as the manufacturing base. Cole has gone on to host the invaluable website Neurosoup. To put it mildly, she ...more
Jan 12, 2013 David rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
Without going into Krystle Cole's background too much (I would suggest watching the Underground LSD Palace YouTube video for more on her unique life experiences), "Lysergic" is a book about her involvement with LSD manufacturers for the Brotherhood of Eternal Love back in the late '90s and early 2000s. Cole grew up in Kansas with very little and met Todd Skinner, one of the involved chemists, at a strip club where she was temporarily employed. Cole had no experience with psychedelics when Skinne ...more
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Dec 25, 2015 Robert Jones rated it did not like it
Shelves: unfinished
I can't. I wanted to, so badly, but I just can't.

Lysergic is - supposedly - the story of Krystle Cole, a young woman who had a close relationship with William Leonard Pickard and Gordon Todd Skinner. Those two names might sound familiar. They're the reason I picked the book up in the first place. Those two men were leaders of an organization that manufactured massive amounts of LSD (aka Lysergic acid diethylamide, thus the name of the book) in an abandoned missile silo. Skinner turned state's in
Oct 11, 2011 Rachel rated it liked it
Quite perplex after reading this book.. Krystle had such intense experiences, and had a really crazy life... why is it that I feel this book has no "soul" ? You >feel< little when you read it. She reports different trip, but I didn't feel them.
She had experienced telepathy, which is truly astonishing !! I would like to know more about that !

Another thing is that I lost the feeling of time. The next chapter seems to happen the day after, but after a while you realise that months had passed
May 28, 2010 Yvette rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful book, easy and quick to read, full of information most people don't know but should. Really gives you a different out look on the DEA and our government. Great story about the Skinner/Pickard trials and Krystle's personal story behind it all. Very refreshing to read words of another person who thinks about the universe and all it's beauty in the same perspective as I do. Really wonderful book, so thankful to have stumbled across it. I recommend anyone read this...but go at it with an o ...more
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Nov 03, 2016 Hinata Hyuga rated it did not like it
I just couldn't finish this book. After watching her videos, I thought - let's give it a try, but this is a bad writing. All respect to Krystle - her videos are informative, but writing is not her strongest skill. Please, do not waste your time on this book.
Feb 03, 2010 Astra rated it it was ok
I feel like I could have written a more interesting book. There are so many spelling errors and it is just so obviously done by an amateur.
Jun 22, 2015 Amanda rated it it was ok
I don't have time to get into all the things that are wrong with this book but I will say this: It is painfully obvious she doesn't know how to use breath/breathe correctly.
Jun 15, 2014 Shannon rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
Read this after watching the VICE documentary. Terrible editing, but it was a compelling look at spirituality and The Divine. I skipped most of Todd's letters from prison at the end.
Apr 24, 2014 Sommer rated it liked it
This book kept me intrigued throughout the book. Very interesting story, although I did wonder if some of the letters were not included.
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I earned a Bachelor’s of Integrated Studies degree in Psychology and Substance Abuse Counseling from Washburn University in 2009. Currently, I am pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis in evaluation, research, and measurement with an expected graduation in September of 2012. I am also a published author and an accomplished artist.

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