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  1. BlueMystic
    http://english.pravda.ru/science/19.../15825_LSD.html


    Psychedelic drug, LSD-25, likely to be legalized in Russian medicine
    07/19/2005 17:54

    A special initiative group of scientists is establishing the Russian Psychedelic Society. The new organization has a goal to legalize the use of psychoactive drugs in official medicine, the mysterious lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD-25, first and foremost. A prominent US scientist, Stanislav Grof, is expected to participate in the first congress of the new organization, which is slated to take place in November 2005. Like Sigmund Freud or Carl Yung, Grof is said to be one of the greatest revolutionaries in psychology.

    "LSD-25 was studied very well 40 years ago. Remarkable qualities of the substance were used in the field of psychotherapy back then. - A spokesman for the initiative group, Anton Chuppin said. - Unfortunately, certain legal processes put an end to the research when psychedelic drugs were excluded from the list of legal medications. We believe that it was a wrong decision to make. A group of American scientists and cultural figures addressed to the US Surgeon General last year with a request to legalize LSD-25 to use it in medicine," Mr. Chuppin said.

    Actress Barbara Streisand was one of those, who signed the above-mentioned petition. The actress confessed that it was LSD, which helped her survive the nervous breakdown, when the star discovered that her only son was a homosexual.

    LSD-25 was discovered in 1943 by the leading specialists of Sandoz, Switzerland's largest pharmaceutical enterprise, Albert Hofmann, by accident. The chemist took a microscopic dose of the substance and was surprised to find out later that his consciousness separated from his body. The scientist saw the world in an unusual light. Sandoz started sending LSD to all leading clinics of Europe and the USA in 1948. The results of scientific experiments were simply astonishing. The drug gave an opportunity to people to explore the world differently: patients could travel to other worlds and epochs, experience mystical feelings, which positively affected their characters and psychological problems.

    It is noteworthy that scientists of socialist countries were studying the LSD phenomenon too, especially in Poland and Czechoslovakia. Soviet specialist Maria Teleshevskaya conducted an extensive research of the psychedelic drug and published a positive report about her work in 1964.

    The attitude to LSD started changing in the beginning of the 1960s, when the drug went out of medical control and became the common property for everyone. LSD went into everyday use for hippies and artists. The broad use of the substance revealed its negative, sometimes bizarre qualities. Hollywood diva Ava Gardner, who took over 200 doses of LSD, could see a skinned skull in the mirror instead her own reflection for several months. Specialists registered several incidents of strange suicides, when LSD-drugged people jumped off high-rise buildings hoping to enter the setting sun. Senator Robert Kennedy stated in 1964 that LSD posed the central danger to the American youth. The production and distribution of LSD-25 was prohibited on the territory of the USA already in 1966. Other countries followed the USA's example soon after that.

    The medical research of LSD continued in America up to 1974, albeit only in the Maryland-based scientific center under the direction of Stanislav Grof, an emigrant from Czechoslovakia. The work, however, was subsequently shut down without any explanations. Maria Teleshevskaya, a Soviet scientist, published her analysis of the LSD analysis in the 1960s. The study was published in a tiny print-run in the republic of Armenia.

    Nevertheless, Stanislav Grof managed to expose the results of his LSD-25 research in such books as "Realms of the Human Unconscious," "Beyond the Brain," LSD Psychotherapy," and several others. The scientist's work exemplifies the effect of the mysterious medication as it penetrates into the human mind and takes a person on an incredible journey through time, space and dimensions. In Grof's opinion, LSD acts as an accelerating agent of religious strikening and helps a human being realize the objectivity of divine principles. The LSD-produced effect helped Stanislav Grof establish a study about four basic perinatal matrixes of the human mind. The study became one of the most sensational and talked-about events in the history of psychology.

    Stanislav Grof's first visit to Russia took place in 1991. The scientist was very surprised to find out that his basic works had been published in Russia illegally. Grof's most important works were subsequently published in Russia again, this time officially. The Federal Print Agency refused to republish "Realms of the Human Unconscious," supposedly on account of a special letter from the Russian Ministry for Healthcare. It brings up the idea that the creation of the Russian Psychedelic Society will become a scandalous event, which will definitely raise numerous discussions both in the society and in the political administration of Russia.

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  1. Muirner
    " A special initiative group of scientists is establishing the Russian Psychedelic Society. The new organization has a goal to legalize the use of psychoactive drugs in official medicine, the mysterious lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD-25, first and foremost.


    A prominent US scientist, Stanislav Grof, is expected to participate in the first congress of the new organization, which is slated to take place in November 2005. Like Sigmund Freud or Carl Yung, Grof is said to be one of the greatest revolutionaries in psychology.


    "LSD-25 was studied very well 40 years ago. Remarkable qualities of the substance were used in the field of psychotherapy back then," a spokesman for the initiative group, Anton Chuppin said. "Unfortunately, certain legal processes put an end to the research when psychedelic drugs were excluded from the list of legal medications. We believe that it was a wrong decision to make. A group of American scientists and cultural figures addressed to the US Surgeon General last year with a request to legalize LSD-25 to use it in medicine," Mr. Chuppin said.


    Barbara Streisand signed the above-mentioned petition. The actress confessed that LSD helped her survive the nervous breakdown she had after discovering that her only son was a faggot.


    LSD-25 was discovered in 1943 by the leading specialists of Sandoz, Switzerland's largest pharmaceutical enterprise, most notably Albert Hofmann. The chemist took a microscopic dose of the substance and was surprised to find out later that his consciousness separated from his body. The scientist saw the world in an unusual light. Sandoz started sending LSD to all leading clinics of Europe and the USA in 1948. The results of scientific experiments were simply astonishing. The drug gave an opportunity to people to explore the world differently: patients could travel to other worlds and epochs, experience mystical feelings, which positively affected their characters and psychological problems.


    It is noteworthy that scientists of socialist countries were studying the LSD phenomenon too, especially in Poland and Czechoslovakia. Soviet specialist Maria Teleshevskaya conducted an extensive research of the psychedelic drug and published a positive report about her work in 1964.


    The attitude towards LSD changed in the 1960s, when the drug went out of medical control and became common property for everyone. LSD went into everyday use for hippies and artists. The broad use of the substance revealed its negative, sometimes bizarre qualities. Hollywood diva Ava Gardner, who took over 200 doses of LSD, could see a 'skinned skull' in the mirror instead of her own reflection for several months.


    Specialists registered several incidents of strange suicides, when LSD-drugged people jumped off high-rise buildings hoping to enter the setting sun. Senator Robert Kennedy stated in 1964 that LSD posed the central danger to the American youth. The production and distribution of LSD-25 was prohibited on the territory of the USA already in 1966.


    The medical research of LSD continued in America up to 1974, albeit only in the Maryland-based scientific center under the direction of Stanislav Grof, an emigrant from Czechoslovakia. The work, however, was subsequently shut down without any explanations.


    Nevertheless, Stanislav Grof managed to expose the results of his LSD-25 research in such books as "Realms of the Human Unconscious," "Beyond the Brain," LSD Psychotherapy," and several others. The scientist's work exemplifies the effect of the mysterious medication as it penetrates into the human mind and takes a person on an incredible journey through time, space and dimensions. In Grof's opinion, LSD acts as an accelerating agent of religious strikening and helps a human being realize the objectivity of divine principles. The LSD-produced effect helped Stanislav Grof establish a study about 4 basic perinatal matrixes of the human mind. The study became one of the most sensational and talked-about events in the history of psychology.


    Stanislav Grof's first visit to Russia took place in 1991. The scientist was very surprised to find out that his basic works had been published in Russia illegally. Grof's most important works were subsequently published in Russia again, this time officially. The Federal Print Agency refused to republish "Realms of the Human Unconscious," supposedly on account of a special letter from the Russian Ministry for Healthcare. It brings up the idea that the creation of the Russian Psychedelic Society will become a scandalous event, which will definitely raise numerous discussions both in the society and in politics.


    Pravda


    Since each individual is unique, especially psychologically, I believe that some people can handle acid and some people cannot. Basically, those who can handle it (and those willing to experiment) are unfairly punished with prohibition.


    I've dropped cid 4 times and can't say that I regret doing so - each and every time was a life-changing experience.


    There's shitloads of political propaganda that claim many adverse effects, yet millions of people thankfully think for themselves and question authority. Why would I take governmental advice regarding my own journey of perception? If I want to experiment, I'll experiement ... and there's nothing anyone can do about it. Imagination is about the only true thing that the government can't take from us, so why should we compensate that freedom?




    Let's hear your take on the social/political issue, personal experiences with LSD, and so on... "
    taken from torrentspy.com



    Muirner
  2. gn2osis
    Nice, but how does the formation of a Russian advocacy group a la MAPS make LSD legalization "likely"? Wish it were so.
  3. unico_walker
    Not only that it would only be available for human research programs, its a nice start but touting it as legalization is counter productive at this point ;)


    Don't turn up the heat too fast or the frog is going to jump out.
  4. Muirner
    got me guys, i saw it on a site i visit, and i figure they arnt going to post bull shit, if this is something stupid then delete it i guess.


    Muirner
  5. Sitbcknchill
    That made me laugh...
  6. ventrue
    yeah a news worthy organization is going to use the world faggot lol
  7. Muirner
    HAHA, well looks like this thread should be deleted, and my post count docked. Should have been more intense in the intial read. I was in a hurry. Sorry D-F community.


    Muirner
  8. radiometer
    Actually, the news article is for real. I dunno where the word "faggot"
    came from, it must have been a different translation from Russian than
    the article I will post following this uses the word "homosexual" and has
    other textual differences.

    That Streisand reference is pretty damned funny, but I'd guess she's not
    quite a big a joke in Russia as she is here.

    The thread should be titled "Russia May Legalise LSD for Research," then
    it would be fine!Edited by: radiometer
  9. radiometer
    from Pravda:
    ---------------------------------------

    Psychedelic drug, LSD-25, likely to be legalized in Russian medicine
    07/19/2005 17:54
    Specialists registered several incidents of strange suicides, when LSD-
    drugged people jumped off high-rise buildings hoping to enter the
    setting sun

    A special initiative group of scientists is establishing the Russian
    Psychedelic Society. The new organization has a goal to legalize the use
    of psychoactive drugs in official medicine, the mysterious lysergic acid
    diethylamide, or LSD-25, first and foremost. A prominent US scientist,
    Stanislav Grof, is expected to participate in the first congress of the new
    organization, which is slated to take place in November 2005. Like
    Sigmund Freud or Carl Yung, Grof is said to be one of the greatest
    revolutionaries in psychology.

    "LSD-25 was studied very well 40 years ago. Remarkable qualities of the
    substance were used in the field of psychotherapy back then. - A
    spokesman for the initiative group, Anton Chuppin said. - Unfortunately,
    certain legal processes put an end to the research when psychedelic
    drugs were excluded from the list of legal medications. We believe that it
    was a wrong decision to make. A group of American scientists and
    cultural figures addressed to the US Surgeon General last year with a
    request to legalize LSD-25 to use it in medicine," Mr. Chuppin said.

    Actress Barbara Streisand was one of those, who signed the above-
    mentioned petition. The actress confessed that it was LSD, which helped
    her survive the nervous breakdown, when the star discovered that her
    only son was a homosexual.

    LSD-25 was discovered in 1943 by the leading specialists of Sandoz,
    Switzerland's largest pharmaceutical enterprise, Albert Hofmann, by
    accident. The chemist took a microscopic dose of the substance and was
    surprised to find out later that his consciousness separated from his
    body. The scientist saw the world in an unusual light. Sandoz started
    sending LSD to all leading clinics of Europe and the USA in 1948. The
    results of scientific experiments were simply astonishing. The drug gave
    an opportunity to people to explore the world differently: patients could
    travel to other worlds and epochs, experience mystical feelings, which
    positively affected their characters and psychological problems.

    It is noteworthy that scientists of socialist countries were studying the
    LSD phenomenon too, especially in Poland and Czechoslovakia. Soviet
    specialist Maria Teleshevskaya conducted an extensive research of the
    psychedelic drug and published a positive report about her work in 1964.

    The attitude to LSD started changing in the beginning of the 1960s, when
    the drug went out of medical control and became the common property
    for everyone. LSD went into everyday use for hippies and artists. The
    broad use of the substance revealed its negative, sometimes bizarre
    qualities. Hollywood diva Ava Gardner, who took over 200 doses of LSD,
    could see a skinned skull in the mirror instead her own reflection for
    several months. Specialists registered several incidents of strange
    suicides, when LSD-drugged people jumped off high-rise buildings
    hoping to enter the setting sun. Senator Robert Kennedy stated in 1964
    that LSD posed the central danger to the American youth. The production
    and distribution of LSD-25 was prohibited on the territory of the USA
    already in 1966. Other countries followed the USA's example soon after
    that.

    The medical research of LSD continued in America up to 1974, albeit only
    in the Maryland-based scientific center under the direction of Stanislav
    Grof, an emigrant from Czechoslovakia. The work, however, was
    subsequently shut down without any explanations. Maria Teleshevskaya,
    a Soviet scientist, published her analysis of the LSD analysis in the 1960s.
    The study was published in a tiny print-run in the republic of Armenia.

    Nevertheless, Stanislav Grof managed to expose the results of his LSD-25
    research in such books as "Realms of the Human Unconscious," "Beyond
    the Brain," LSD Psychotherapy," and several others. The scientist's work
    exemplifies the effect of the mysterious medication as it penetrates into
    the human mind and takes a person on an incredible journey through
    time, space and dimensions. In Grof's opinion, LSD acts as an accelerating
    agent of religious strikening and helps a human being realize the
    objectivity of divine principles. The LSD-produced effect helped Stanislav
    Grof establish a study about four basic perinatal matrixes of the human
    mind. The study became one of the most sensational and talked-about
    events in the history of psychology.

    Stanislav Grof's first visit to Russia took place in 1991. The scientist was
    very surprised to find out that his basic works had been published in
    Russia illegally. Grof's most important works were subsequently
    published in Russia again, this time officially. The Federal Print Agency
    refused to republish "Realms of the Human Unconscious," supposedly on
    account of a special letter from the Russian Ministry for Healthcare. It
    brings up the idea that the creation of the Russian Psychedelic Society will
    become a scandalous event, which will definitely raise numerous
    discussions both in the society and in the political administration of
    Russia.

    Read the original in Russian: http://www.pravda.ru/society/2005/8/81/
    336/20353_lsd.html
  10. psyvision2000
    lets move to russia!
  11. Muirner
    wonder if we can get a group airfair to russia. Hey Alfa, any friends in the airline business [​IMG].


    Muirner
  12. JewishNazi
    then once we are there, we only need to set up our labs with test
    subjects and wait for it to be legalised... I somehow dont think so
  13. pabel_giboon
    What would Barbara Streisand do if she found out her son was a drug-addict? Lick a pussy?


    -sorry, I couldnĀ“t help it-
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