Acid Dreams: The CIA, LSD and the Sixties Rebellion
Acid Dreams is the complete social history of LSD and the counterculture it helped to define in the sixties. Martin Lee and Bruce Shlain's exhaustively researched and astonishing account-part of it gleaned from secret government files-tells how the CIA became obsessed with LSD as an espionage weapon during the early l950s and launched a massive covert research program, in...more
The 60s movement could have worked. I know this because I have implemented it often on small scale settings; frightening the knickers off of those in charge. Now the methods remain as my legacy in 4 novels to build a more perfect union. Good lu...more
My first thoughts in seeing the cover was, "What the hell does LSD have to do with the CIA?." Boy was I amazed to discover just how much the U.S. government had to do with the rise of psychedelic culture in the 1960s. As it turns out, the psychedelic revolution was...more
It's a beautifully written account of the role LSD played in the social and psychological upheavals of the '60s. The early chapters on the CIA's early experiments with acid as a mind-control tool are especially interesting.
The authors' historical research chops are impressi...more
This is, generally speaking, a social history of the influence of psychotropics such as LSD on Western cult...more