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[LSD]LSD-The Problem Solving Psychedelic-Stafford,Golightly

[LSD]LSD-The Problem Solving Psychedelic-Stafford,Golightly

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 LSD — The Problem-Solving Psychedelic
P.G. Stafford and B.H. Golightly Get any book for free on: www.Abika.com
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Contents Preface by Dr. Humphrey Osmond 
Introduction by Dr. Duncan B. Blewett I THE LSD CRISIS II WHAT THE DRUG DOES General Effects of LSD III CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING Technical Problems "Dynamiting" Creative "Log Jams"
IV EVERYDAY PROBLEMS Marital Problems Frigidity, Impotence, Homosexuality and Perversion Alcoholism and Other Addictions Health Birth and Death V EDUCATION AND THE PSYCHEDELICS Skills VI RELIGION, MYSTICISM AND ESP Psi Phenomena Other Dimensions VII LSD AND MENTAL HEALTH VIII GUIDELINES TO THE USE OF LSD Set and Setting The Guide The Candidate Dangers and Precautions Dosage Tight Spots IX DRUGS PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE Other Drugs Growth of the Black Market The Psychedelic Style A Capsule Future Afterword by Dr. Stanley Krippner
Other Literature in the Field 
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 Preface by Dr. Humphrey Osmond
THIS IS A GOOD and interesting account of some positive uses of psychedelics written mainly for the non-technical reader. In some details it can be faulted, but it is a stimulating work, full of information, much of it gleaned patiently from the journals and some obtained directly by the writers in the course of their enquiries. However, this does not, I think, constitute its main importance, and its significance would be completely misunderstood if it is seen only in this light. It will certainly be read widely by the psychedelic generation and their successors; but in my opinion, it should receive the closest attention from those who consider themselves older, wiser, and more in touch with sober reality than these adventurous people. I hope that my contemporaries and colleagues will read this book and give it their careful consideration, because if we do not grasp clearly what its authors are saying, we can easily make some serious errors of  judgment. Unless I have completely misunderstood the message, this book must be looked upon as a manifesto from one generation to another—from the young to their elders. As I see it, the younger generation is telling us that it proposes to use psychedelics because it considers them appropriate instruments for living in the hurricane's eye of accelerating change. These young  people consider that it is neither possible nor desirable to prevent them from employing these substances in this way, and in fact they are challenging lawmakers, law givers and law enforcers to stop them. If I am correct in this assumption, there is already a serious source of disagreement between  people of different ages. It may well be that the authors have over estimated the extent to which interest in these remarkable substances exists today, and to which it will be maintained in the future. Some of my colleagues hope and indeed believe that this is just a fad which will soon die out. This is possible, but I would not bet on it. Supposing they are correct, what then? If psychedelics are indeed agents both for adapting to and producing social change, then clearly we may expect to see their effects in the fairly near future, if we are not seeing them already. Those who dominate the administrative structure, many of whom seem to be very ignorant about psychedelics and inclined to even doubt their existence, have only two courses of action open to them-they can either suppress psychedelics and punish those who make, distribute and use them, or they can seek ways of incorporating these innovations in the main stream of our society. Since there is reason to suppose that the  psychedelic experience can be produced without drugs and while some of these non-drug methods are safe, others are more dangerous to health than chemicals, it is by no means certain that suppressing the chemicals, even if possible, would solve the psycho-social problem. This book gives us many accounts of experiences which will undoubtedly liven and enrich,  but also at times, endanger us. One is forced to ask oneself, supposing it were possible to suppress both the chemicals and the experience, would we still be wise to attempt this? The authors and many of their readers will not, I think, allow us to avoid this issue with learned  platitudes. The elderly of whatever chronological age have always resisted and feared innovation, and when they have been unable to prevent it, have usually urged that innovators should desist until

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