LSD, My Problem Child: Reflections on Sacred Drugs, Mysticism and Science.
Sarasota, FL: MAPS (The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies), 2005. New edition of the English translation by Jonathan Ott, published to mark the author's 100th birthday and featuring a new 17pp. foreword by Stanislav Grof and a new 2pp. preface by Hofmann. 8vo. Purple cloth, lettered in gilt. 232pp. + 16pp. photo insert in colour and b/w.
Limited edition of 100 numbered copies SIGNED by both Hofmann and Grof on the title page.
A memoir and reflections by the first person to synthesize, ingest and discover the psychic effects of LSD, including recollections of his meetings with Aldous Huxley, Timothy Leary, R. Gordon Wasson and others, and a description of his first acid trip (April 16, 1943): “... affected by a remarkable restlessness, combined with a slight dizziness. At home I lay down and sank into a not unpleasant intoxicated-like condition, characterized by an extremely stimulated imagination. In a dreamlike state, with eyes closed (I found the daylight to be unpleasantly glaring), I perceived an uninterrupted stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic play of colors. After some two hours this condition faded away.” (p.47).
Leaflet from the International Symposium held on the occasion of Hofmann’s 100th birthday in Basel in January 2006 laid in.
Fine in dw. A scarce signed edition of one of the most important autobiographies in the history of drug literature.