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Albert Hofmann


Born
in Baden, Switzerland
January 11, 1906

Died
April 29, 2008

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Albert Hofmann (January 11, 1906 – April 29, 2008) was a Swiss scientist known best for being the first person to synthesize, ingest, and learn of the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Hofmann was also the first person to isolate, synthesize, and name the principal psychedelic mushroom compounds psilocybin and psilocin. He authored more than 100 scientific articles and numerous books, including LSD: My Problem Child. In 2007 he shared first place, alongside Tim Berners-Lee, in a list of the 100 greatest living geniuses, published by The Telegraph newspaper.

Hofmann was born in Baden, Switzerland, the first of four children to factory toolmaker Adolf Hofmann and his wife Elisabeth (born Elisabeth Schenk). Owing to his f
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LSD: My Problem Child – Ref...

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Insight Outlook

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Hofmann's Elixir LSD and th...

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Mundo Interior Mundo Exterior

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Percezioni di realtà

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Viaggi acidi. Albert Hofman...

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I misteri di Eleusi

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LSD. I miei incontri con Hu...

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L.S.D.: Entretiens Avec Alb...

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“It's very, very dangerous to lose contact with living nature.”
Albert Hofmann

“I was completely astonished by the beauty of nature. Our eyes see just a small fraction of the light in the world. It is a trick to make a colored world, which does not exist outside of human beings.”
Albert Hofmann

“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.”
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