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By Dieter Hagenbach, Lucius Werthmüller

Mystic Chemist starts in the beginning of the 20 th century, within the Swiss city of Basel that is evolving from a well-liked health and wellbeing spa right into a significant business urban. the tale concludes greater than a century later, after celebrating Albert Hofmann's one centesimal birthday. It tells the original tale of a quickly to be recognized scientist, highlighting his educational trip, his learn at Sandoz after which, because the discoverer of LSD, his conferences and interactions with illustrious writers, artists and thinkers, from around the world, whose universal curiosity is a fascination with the hot wonder-drug. Luminaries like Aldous Huxley, Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert seem at the scene and Hofmann starts a prolific correspondence with them and different events. occasionally he sends a pattern, different instances he hears in their "trips” on LSD or different psychedelic ingredients, like mescaline or psilocybin. From the start he's taking a favorable view in the direction of efforts via physicians and psychotherapists to incorporate LSD in new ways to the therapy of health problems. He sees the "psychedelic" power of this "wonder drug" as helpful to all. And he expresses his conviction that mystical reviews and journeys to different worlds of awareness are the easiest guidance for the final trip he and each one in every of us good needs to ultimately make. on the age of 102, Albert Hofmann dies at domestic. His energy and open mindedness stick with him until eventually his final breath. The lifetime of Albert Hofmann, the Mystic Chemist, is a sworn statement to how you can achieve a superb age the entire whereas ultimate bodily and mentally healthy and spiritually conscious. Mystic Chemist: The lifetime of Albert Hofmann and His Discovery of LSD tells the tale of Albert Hofmann's lifestyles and the parallel tale of the wonder-drug, LSD. The ebook runs to 408 pages and includes over 500 colour and black and white photos, illustrations and drawings; a few of them by no means released sooner than. With a foreword by way of global well known Czech psychiatrist Stanislav Grof, Mystic Chemist can be released in could 2013, and comes in hardcover and softcover variants.

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As I; it consisted of cells with a nucleus Lawrence Durrell that contained genes and was surrounded 27 Albert Hofmann, 1931 Albert Hofmann Body building by protective plasma, just as were the cells of my own body. It too was the result of a female and a male germ cell combining. It developed, grew, and breathed the same air as I and was kept alive as a part of creation. My sudden awareness of the fellow creatureliness of this tree, which clearly lived its life without troubling worries, suddenly filled me with serenity and confidence; confusion and anxiety vanished.

With the outbreak of the war and England’s boycott of German products, the Basel chemical industry boomed as it gladly filled the gap left by German firms. As a consequence, in 1917, Arthur Stoll was engaged to expand Sandoz operations with the development of a pharmaceutical research department, which gradually grew, and numbered forty subsidiaries worldwide by the end of the 1960’s. Arthur Stoll was born on January 8, 1887, in the village of Schinznach. He studied chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich where he was awarded a doctorate under Richard Willstätter.

The prospect of starting a career in research excited him as it promised to deliver broad professional satisfaction. Early in 1929, Hofmann moved to Basel and first took a small apartment, then shared an apartment with his sister Anni in a multifamily dwelling on Holeestrasse, which lay in a quiet neighborhood on an unpaved road. Modern for its time, and built in 1932, it was the first flat-roofed building in town. Hofmann later became friends with the architect and student of Bauhaus who designed it, Giovanni Panozzo.

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