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82 Responses to LSD Research On A Housewife From 1956

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2011 at 12:04 pm
    Link: LSD Research On A Housewife From 1956 - Wow, the `50s were strangely progressive.
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    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
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    January 18, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    I wish I could talk in technicolour!
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2011 at 12:17 pm
    you nostalgia, you lose
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    BruceLeroy Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    So cool to listen to someone describe this experience and listen to how they process the overwhelming feelings. Especially for the first time.
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    Very interesting video. You can practically see her eyes opening to this whole new world in front of her. I figured she probably never had any experiences like this before, especially when she asks "can you see it?". Psychedelics have been shown to have countless psychotherapy uses, it`s time to drop the bullpoo connotations and do more research into these substances!
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    Monosandalos Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2011 at 12:25 pm
    Why wasn`t this study included in all the volumes I had to go through for my BSc psychology course?
    Did they think we would re-create it in order to compare results?
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    Pheeshy5 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    "You have to see the air!"

    Well miss, I think you need some more LSD
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    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    I CAN SEE SCIENCE!
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2011 at 12:48 pm
    waited for the part where she ripped off her arm and beat him to death with it.
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    cake_ape Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    I love it when she says: "This is reality"....
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
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    January 18, 2011 at 1:03 pm
    Waiter, I`ll have a glass of that water too, please.
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    Jowsh Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    I find that woman strangely attractive
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    "I wish i could speak in technicolor"
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    screwzlooose Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2011 at 1:11 pm
    tell me something- this era brought us another drug that can do this- speed.

    why then, do we outlaw this,and feed the speed to our children?
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    KtySpix Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 1:27 pm
    I know exactly what she`s talking about when she explains how beautiful it is. The most beautiful thing, you can`t describe it. :)
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    meh...
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 2:08 pm
    This could have been your mom
  18. Profile photo of Kanchan
    Kanchan Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2011 at 2:11 pm
    She`s pretty.
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    rynEnigma Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    As an artist I have always felt I should experiment with LSD, sadly I haven`t
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    sawdusty Male 40-49
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    January 18, 2011 at 2:20 pm
    Does it make the sandwiches tastier?
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    blckhawk1234 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    I know exactly what she is saying, it is awesome. Psychedelics are the best things I have ever done.
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    Trumstan Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    Maybe it`s just the way people spoke in the `50s, but the guy at the end of Voyage 34 actually kinda sounds like Dr. Sidney Cohen. Right?
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR75Qv3Mv5A
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    2:00+ gave me goosebumps. God I love acid!
    "Like you`re released or your free...I can`t tell you."
    "I`ve never seen such infinite beauty in my life."
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    i like how she says "if you weren`t here" because that is exactly how i feel if there is someone around me when i`m trippin, and they are not... like they are on some other plane or dimension, and they are just sticking out like a sore thumb. now if there are other people on it, you feel one with them too..."if you can`t see it then you`ll just never know, i feel sorry for you" WIN!!
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2011 at 2:30 pm
    "tell me something- this era brought us another drug that can do this- speed."

    Speed is far worse than psychedelics. Speed produces dependence. Psychedelics can have a lasting impact on a person`s life with just one dose. John`s Hopkins did an experiment recently where the experimental group was given psilocybin, and the control group was given ritalin (to produce a similar physiological adrenergic reaction). There was no comparison- psilocybin had a vastly more profound impact on the individuals involved.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    "when i`m trippin, and they are not... like they are on some other plane or dimension"

    I know what you mean. I was at a party where I was tripping on mushrooms with a friend, and everyone around us was drunk. All kinds of ridiculous drama going on. All we could do was laugh- it felt like being surrounded by todlers.
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    Christy1122 Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    no wonder my granma is allways drinking "water"
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    Nick_13 Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2011 at 2:44 pm
    I don`t get it, all this "one with the universe" and all the generic babble that comes out of peoples mouths when they talk about acid. I`ve done a lot of things in the past, and enjoyed them immensely, but acid left me feeling so depressingly alone that I couldn`t move or speak for 12 hours, and ended up walking around a town centre crying afterwards.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2011 at 2:57 pm
    Bitch was trippin balls.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 18, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    Random neurons firing off in different directions, making new connections, and generally making your thoughts run amok in your brain. This isn`t always pleasant, it can be frightening and go bad very quickly.

    It`s like playing Russian roulette with your sanity.
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 3:07 pm
    "I don`t get it, all this "one with the universe" and all the generic babble that comes out of peoples mouths when they talk about acid."

    Maybe you just need to try mescaline.
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    SilentFray Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 3:07 pm
    i understand what she means by `infinite beauty`

    it kinda looks like this in a way.

    if you have to ask you`ll never understand
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 3:07 pm
    "It`s like playing Russian roulette with your sanity." LIES!!!
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    January 18, 2011 at 3:07 pm
    As an artist I have always felt I should experiment with LSD, sadly I haven`t

    I wouldn`t recommend it. The effects are difficult to predict and flashbacks should worry everyone - why do they happen?

    I have taken LSD a number of times and it was always fascinating, but it`s not aspirin. Things can go badly wrong while tripping and you can`t be entirely sure what the long-terms effects will be, especially as you can`t be sure of what dose you`re taking (unless you`re making it and you really know what you`re doing).

    We always had someone in the house who wasn`t on anything. It can be helpful. For example, on one occasion one of the others started to freak about the thing in the kitchen, behind the closed door. Since it was made from his mind, it was his worst nightmare come true. The straight guy was able to calm him down. I might have tried, but I was in no state to help.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    January 18, 2011 at 3:17 pm
    I know exactly what she`s talking about when she explains how beautiful it is. The most beautiful thing, you can`t describe it. :)

    I recall one occasion when I had wandered off upstairs to the toilet, giggling and wondering for a while at the hugely long flight of stairs (as I perceived them) that couldn`t possibly have fitted into the house.

    An amount of time later, the undrugged guy came up to check on me. I tried to explain the meaningful beauty of the pattern of pink lines on the wall to him. It was an important revelation that I wanted to share, but I could tell that my explanation didn`t make sense to him (probably because it was babble). The wall was, as you`ve probably guessed, plain white plastering.

    People talk complete rubbish on acid, but it seems important to them at the time. It isn`t really. There`s no revelation.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 3:21 pm
    So this whole video was an advertisement for a book on psychedelics? There`s a million videos like this.
    Honestly I`ve never done LSD but I feel I can really relate to what they`re talking about from smoking a lot of salvia. Salvia is not much fun though, and supposedly LSD is.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 3:24 pm
    Ang, I wonder about these supposed long term effects. LSD has been in regular use with the public for many decades now, wouldn`t we know what the effects are by now? Heck, it`s been very heavily studied. There are people who have flashbacks, but my understanding is that they`re always people who`ve taken a high amount of LSD regularly.
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 3:24 pm
    "The effects are difficult to predict and flashbacks should worry everyone"

    I have yet to see evidence that flashbacks exist. I personally know multiple people who have taken LSD and other psychedelics HUNDREDS of times with no flashbacks whatsoever. Please, if you want to say things like everyone should worry about flashbacks try to back it up with some actual evidence. Stop eating the lies the government feeds us. They do not have our best interest in mind!
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    "This whole room, everything is in color" Judging by the black and white video I can confirm she`s on drugs and they are working. I can plainly see there is no color present in that room!
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    Reverend121 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 3:34 pm
    "Drinking this strange...uh...material."

    Lol.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    January 18, 2011 at 3:47 pm
    She didn`t seem normal before she took the LSD.
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    KittenCereal Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm
    This brings back memories. Man, I`d love to be where that lady is...well, was, right now.
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    bordo Male 50-59
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    January 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm
    I wonder how she would react to a double rainbow.
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    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
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    January 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm
    I had an old girl who did a lot of acid, every time her back popped she would pass out for a few minutes and have a flashback.

    Part of the reason why acid is bad for fighter pilots, not good to pass out while flying a jet.
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    ParasyT Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2011 at 4:59 pm
    Water... Like... From a toilet?
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 5:24 pm
    I see...

    ...double rainbows...

    ...dead people...

    ...unicorns...

    ...STARS.


    MMMOOAARRR LENS FFLAARRRRREEEEEEE!!!!!
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    fiizok Male 40-49
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    January 18, 2011 at 5:28 pm
    I`m glad she had a positive experience, because it could have turned out badly. The setting is entirely wrong; it is preferable to be outdoors in a place of significant natural beauty. Also she seems not to have access to any recorded music, which is a real shame.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    January 18, 2011 at 5:48 pm
    Ang, I wonder about these supposed long term effects. LSD has been in regular use with the public for many decades now, wouldn`t we know what the effects are by now?

    You`d think so, wouldn`t you? When I looked, I found mostly arguments about it, mostly centred around cause - did LSD cause these mental problems in these patients or would they have developed them anyway? Maybe the LSD was a coincidence. Maybe it was an attempt at self-medication. Maybe it was the cause. It isn`t even entirely clear how LSD works, despite how much it`s been studied.

    There are people who have flashbacks, but my understanding is that they`re always people who`ve taken a high amount of LSD regularly.

    When I was taking it, a couple of people who took it every now and again told me they`d had flashbacks. There are reports of people who say they have had 1 dose and flashbacks.

    Maybe they`re lying. Maybe not.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    January 18, 2011 at 5:54 pm
    Please, if you want to say things like everyone should worry about flashbacks try to back it up with some actual evidence. Stop eating the lies the government feeds us.

    Holy crap, some of the people I was taking acid with were government agents! Why did I never realise? When they told me about flashbacks they`d had, they were just feeding me the government line.

    You have opened my eyes to the truth!




    Not really.

    Flashbacks happen sometimes. Nobody knows why. That lack of knowledge bothers me. I think it should bother anyone considering taking acid.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 6:06 pm
    @Angillion

    Funny thing is 70% of former LSD users claim to not experience a flashback of any kind.

    Source
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    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
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    January 18, 2011 at 7:33 pm
    Ever heard of MK-ULTRA? You know they tried to use LSD as mind control and new interrogation techniques. So far it failed. If there is a secret success WikiLeaks better leak it
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    mentott510 Male 60-69
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    January 18, 2011 at 7:39 pm
    Read "Storming Heaven" by Jay Stevens. Everything you would ever want to know about the development of LSD, Timothy Leary etc. Very well written and a great story.
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 7:58 pm
    "It`s what death is going to be like. And oh, what fun it will be."
    I hope it was buddy, I hope it was.
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    obhwfgirl Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 8:32 pm
    If your mind is willing and you`re responsible in handling the risks, I think these drugs can be extremely beneficial. They aren`t just about the alteration of your senses, but the way we perceive and interact with the world. It`s a fantastic drating thing.

    I smoke pot quite regularly (I`ve toned it down a bit though). For a long time I was stuck in negative and self-destructive behaviors and thought patterns. Take a mind receptive to change, have the neurons misfire and make new connections, and suddenly a dopey hobby becomes a catalyst for positive change.

    Crakr, even I know you can get behind this one! I was a pretty hardcore atheist until I started smoking. Whenever I thought about death, I was absolutely can-hardly-breathe terrified with the idea of non-existence. Now I have a belief in a higher power. Maybe not a traditional god, but something that is the source of the magnificence of the universe.
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    Nerd_Rage Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 9:13 pm
    Acid is drating fun as hell. i do it once or twice a year, and OH BOY. it`s just as detrimental/beneficial as other drugs. my advice: dont knock it till you`ve tried it.
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    Swerdfeger Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 9:31 pm
    Yep. That`s acid.
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 9:53 pm
    This makes me curious to try it, yet scares the sh-t out of me. And wow psychologists had free roam on anything back in the day.
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    britt566 Female 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 9:59 pm
    so tempted, but with the stressful crappy life i have right now, i`d probably have a bad trip.
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    verinon Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm
    "Me?? There isn`t any me!!!" I`m pretty sure every person who has ever taken acid has said that.
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 11:56 pm
    "Flashbacks happen sometimes. Nobody knows why. That lack of knowledge bothers me. I think it should bother anyone considering taking acid."

    The lack of knowledge is only spread with the unreal fear created around these substances. Meth and heroine kill people. Alcohol and tobacco kill people. Psychedelic related deaths are so incredibly minute it`s amazing people are still afraid. Used correctly they can be a powerful tool on many levels. A blade in the hands of a surgeon can save a life, yet while used by a murderer to take one. It is time we stop pretending that all drugs are evil and start asking why these chemicals so closely match our own neurotransmitters.
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    AfroAussie Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2011 at 11:59 pm
    LSD should only ever be taken if you have a truly happy concious, free of doubt, aniexty, depression etc. Any of these will pretty much guarentee a bad trip. If you on the other hand are sound of mind and are truthfully happy (not lieing to yourself) then you will have a good trip. LSD is one of the safest drugs to take on the planet, it will never kill you. The things you may do while taking it on the hand may.

    Be safe kids.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 19, 2011 at 12:04 am
    Angilion: I had a professor in college that described LSD much the same way you have.

    In fact, The "Playing Russian roulette with your sanity" quote I used earlier came from him.

    It`s mechanism is not understood, the dosing can be vary wildly (in non-laboratory settings), and the chance of bad trips and flashbacks just make it way to risky.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 19, 2011 at 12:08 am
    CaptainPabst: Used correctly they can be a powerful tool on many levels.

    LSD is not akin to a scalpel, it`s like a shotgun. No one knows exactly what it will do to any particular individual even if they seem truly happy.
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    9000penguins Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2011 at 1:25 am
    tl;dw
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    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2011 at 3:34 am
    she was tripping mayor balls. awesome
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    Hiromi Female 18-29
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    January 19, 2011 at 3:39 am
    I know I would have a bad trip is I took lsd. I just know it. Haha.
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    jaysunn Male 30-39
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    January 19, 2011 at 3:52 am
    Mmmheee... don`t know, maybe fake. She`s not "chewing". If you know what I mean you know what I mean...
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    January 19, 2011 at 5:11 am
    I wish I could talk in technicolor
    Would it be "I wish I could talk 3D" nowadays?
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    January 19, 2011 at 5:57 am
    She should turn around and look at those curtains for a while.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    January 19, 2011 at 6:28 am
    THIS IS....
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    Flashpacker Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2011 at 10:31 am
    i`m kinda thinking it`s fake.. something just seems wrong
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2011 at 10:55 am
    seems like she had an awesome experience still to scared to do lsd
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    billzone Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2011 at 11:43 am
    damn im doing acid this weekend. i love acid!!!
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    January 19, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    Hard to find real LSD since the Grateful Dead stopped touring.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    January 19, 2011 at 1:12 pm
    Do want!
  76. Profile photo of Kalon
    Kalon Male 13-17
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    January 19, 2011 at 6:23 pm
    Ya I hope its real alot bot i doubt it. :/
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    cleanergirl Female 30-39
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    January 19, 2011 at 7:22 pm
    Wow. I haven`t done acid in ages, but THAT, my friends, was quite obviously the Good poo(tm).
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    reliablealia Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 1:10 pm
    I too have some acid, and its hella strong, guna drop a full square this weekend, Its such a lovely feeling experience
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    DJDoubleb Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2011 at 12:43 pm
    @Kalon: Judging from the pupils, I`d say this video is very real..

    I`ve been where she is and I`ll never go back. So glad to have it all behind me.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    January 21, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    The lack of knowledge is only spread with the unreal fear created around these substances. Meth and heroine kill people. Alcohol and tobacco kill people. Psychedelic related deaths are so incredibly minute it`s amazing people are still afraid. Used correctly they can be a powerful tool on many levels. A blade in the hands of a surgeon can save a life, yet while used by a murderer to take one. It is time we stop pretending that all drugs are evil and start asking why these chemicals so closely match our own neurotransmitters.

    I didn`t say that drugs are evil.

    I didn`t even say that LSD is evil.

    If you`ve got a counter-argument to something I`ve actually written, go for it.

    It is reasonable to be wary of something that radically changes your perception of reality, works in a way that is not understood and affects your brain in an unknown way for an unknown length of time.
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    Trypno Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 9:03 pm
    @Angilion
    I`m not going to make any sort of remarks on your age, but I will say that LSD isn`t as unknown a substance as it was once thought. LSD affects the chemical serotonin in your brain. It temporarily disables some of the natural barriers that regulate the amount of serotonin released into the brain. This causes every synapse in the brain to fire off, sending the minds ability to think off the charts. This typically results in the mind firing off faster than the mouth can relate, causing a noticeable decrease in the ability of the tripper to convey what they are experiencing.
    On a note of reality, there are two realities; there is the underlying reality that gives form to everything you experience, and the reality you perceive in your mind.
    As far as what she is describing about feeling the air, new evidence shows that the space in between objects (what I refer to as `negative space`) is actually full of particles and `dark` matter.
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    Mailbox Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2011 at 3:41 am
    Oh all this memories...

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