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  Albert Hofmann - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Albert Hofmann (born January 11, 1906) is a prominent Swiss scientist best known as the "father" of LSD.
Hofmann joined the pharmaceutical-chemical department of Sandoz Laboratories (now Novartis), located in Basel, studying the medicinal plant squill and the fungus ergot as part of a program to purify and synthesize active constituents for use as pharmaceuticals.
Hofmann also became interested in the seeds of the Mexican morning glory species Rivea corymbosa, the seeds of which are called Ololiuhqui by the natives.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Albert Hofmann   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Albert Hofmann (born 11 January 1906) is a prominent Swiss (The natives or inhabitants of Switzerland) scientist and best known as the "father" of LSD (A powerful hallucinogenic drug manufactured from lysergic acid).
He was born in Baden, Switzerland (additional info and facts about Baden, Switzerland), and studied chemistry (The science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions) at the University of Zurich (additional info and facts about University of Zurich).
Hofmann also got interested in the seeds of the Mexican magic morning glory (Any of various twining vines having funnel-shaped flowers that close late in the day) species Rivea corymbosa (additional info and facts about Rivea corymbosa), the seeds of which are called Ololiuhqui by the natives.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Albert-Hofmann   (1659 words)

 The Work of Albert Hofmann
Hofmann inferred that the drug is not active in and of itself, but that it triggers other mechanisms in the body that provoke such a condition which can continue after the instigator LSD is gone.
Albert Hofmann put the catalyst for widespread LSD use as materialism, alienation from nature through industrialization, purposelessness in a wealthy, saturated society, and other deep-rooted sociological problems that exist within the society at the time.
The Albert Hofmann Foundation was established in 1988 with the intent to preserve the earliest records of psychedelic activity, mainly highlighting the research of Dr. Albert Hofmann.
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 Albert Hofmann - Wikipedia
Albert Hofmann wuchs auf als Ältester von vier Geschwistern, der Vater war Werkzeugmacher.
Hofmann erforschte außerdem andere psychoaktive Stoffe wie Psilocybin, psilocinhaltige Pilze, auch bekannt als Teonanacatl oder Magic Mushrooms, die LSA-haltigen Samen der Trichterwinde und der Ololiuqui sowie das Salvinorin der Wahrsager- oder Zaubersalbei Salvia Divinorum.
Hofmann setzt sich Zeit seines Lebens dafür ein, dass psychedelische Substanzen wie das LSD zu Forschungszwecken legalisiert werden sollen.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Albert_Hofmann   (1045 words)

 The Albert Hofmann Foundation - Dr. Albert Hofmann   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Certainly Dr. Albert Hofmann's discovery of LSD is one of these.
By 1965, Dr. Hofmann was well aware of the potential of LSD to be of considerable aid in psychotherapy, and particularly under appropriate conditions to reveal the mystical aspects of human nature.
Hofmann places particular emphasis on having experiences in nature rather than the "deadness" of the city.
www.hofmann.org /hofmann   (839 words)

 Albert Hofmann Symposium
Albert Hofmann was born in Baden (Aargau), Switzerland in 1906.
Albert Hofmann became interested in the seeds of the Mexican magic morning glory species Rivea corymbosa, the seeds of which are called Ololiuhqui by the natives.
Albert Hofmann is Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences, Member of the International Society of Plant Research and the American Society of Pharmacognosy.
www.oci.unizh.ch /diversa/hofmannSymposium/A_Hofmann.html   (507 words)

 Albert Hofmann
Albert Hofmann studied chemistry at the University of Zurich, and was hired as a chemist by Sandoz Pharmaceuticals in 1927.
Little of note was found until the spring of 1943, when Hofmann had a hunch, and re-tested the 25th lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD-25).
Hofmann became ill while preparing the sample, went home to rest, and had bizarre (but "not unpleasant") visions for two hours.
www.nndb.com /people/613/000022547   (359 words)

 Albert hofmann 1984
Hofmann: Yes, it is true that my discovery of LSD was a chance discovery, but it was the outcome of planned experiments and these experiments took place in the framework of systematic pharmaceutical, chemical research.
Hofmann: I had the suspicion that it was caused by something from the laboratory, but I believed that it could have been caused by the solvent I had used at that time.
Hofmann: Yes, because only the green womb of Mother Earth is able to receive and utilize the stream of solar energy which comes to earth in the form of light and to transform it in chemical energy.
www.roll-a-joint.com /research/conversation-albert-hofmann2.html   (9660 words)

 Albert Hofmann   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Albert Hofmann (born 11 January 1906) is a prominent Swiss scientist and best known as the "father" of LSD.He was born in Baden, Switzerland, and studied chemistry at the University of Zurich.
His main interest was the chemistry of plants and animals, and he laterconducted important research regarding the chemical structure of the common animal substance chitin, for which he received his doctorate.
It was five years later, on repeatingsynthesis of the almost forgotten substance, that Dr. Hofmann discovered the psychedelic effects of LSD after accidentally ingesting some through his fingertips on April 16, 1943.
www.therfcc.org /albert-hofmann-38658.html   (470 words)

 Future Hi: Hoffman's 100 Years: Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Albert Hofmann turned 100 years old on January 11, 2006 and after a more intimate party on his birthday the conference “LSD: Problem child and wonder drug” on January 13-15 brought more than a thousand participants to the modern conference centre of Basel.
Those who knew Albert Hofmann personally, those who were interested in LSD and its effects and those who came because this would be an historical event, a chance to see and hear a generation and a culture slowly vanishing.
Albert Hofmann, that humble servant of science and nature, he rose to be a giant, a hero of kindness and understanding.
www.futurehi.net /archives/000777.html   (3537 words)

 Albert Hofmann — LSD Symposium
Hofmann stays with Sandoz until his retirement in 1971, last as head of the research department for natural medicines.
The critical distance from the LSD euphoria of the hippie- and flower power-driven ones Albert Hofmann has never given up, however; that he has fathered a "problem child" he already emphasizes with the title of one of his most known works.
All the more disappointed Albert Hofmann was when, in the late sixties, he had to see it happen that the use of LSD was worldwide criminalized and prohibited – even for therapeutical and research purposes (see information on main topic of Friday, 13 January 2006).
www.lsd.info /symposium/ah-en   (1164 words)

 Dr. Albert Hofmann | Psilocybin | Psilocin
Albert Hofmann, the brilliant Swiss chemist, philosopher, author, and retired Director of the Pharmaceutical-Chemical Research Laboratories of Sandoz Ltd., Basel, is best known for fathering his "problem child," LSD, on April 19, 1943.
A year later Dr. Hofmann was contacted by Professor Roger Heim, esteemed French mycologist and Director of the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, who requested his assistance in carrying out the chemical investigations of the sacred Mexican mushrooms.
Hofmann quickly succeeded at finding the synthetic routes to psilocybin and psilocin along with their analogs, 4-phosphoryloxy-N,N-diethyltryptamine (the diethyl analog of psilocybin) and 4-hydroxy-N,N-diethyltryptamine (the diethyl analog of psilocin).
www.stainblue.com /ah.html   (1414 words)

 Erowid Albert Hofmann Vault
Albert Hofmann was born in Baden, Switzerland in 1906.
With the laboratory goal of working towards isolation of the active principles of known medicinal plants, Hofmann worked with Mediterranean squill (Scilla maritima) for several years, before moving on to the study of Claviceps purpurea (ergot) and ergot alkaloids.
Albert Hofmann, known as the 'father of LSD', continued to work at Sandoz until 1971 when he retired as Director of Research for the Department of Natural Products.
www.erowid.org /culture/characters/hofmann_albert/hofmann_albert.shtml   (336 words)

 Albert Hofmann Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hofmann's influence on the world as we know it today can not be estimated.
Several members of the Albert Hofmann Foundation attended and presented at this convention.
Our purpose at the Albert Hofmann Foundation is to gather the records of these endeavors and to further the understanding and responsible application of psychedelic substances in the investigation of both individual and collective consciousness.
www.hofmann.org   (328 words)

 Belfast Telegraph   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Albert Hofmann remembers very clearly the moment when, on a spring afternoon, riding his bicycle, the whole world - and his life - changed.
Hofmann's vision of LSD as a "medicine for the soul" seemed to be coming to fruition.
Hofmann considered it was his responsibility as inventor of the drug to meet as many of these people as possible.
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk /news/features/story.jsp?story=675395   (1515 words)

 Albert Hofmann: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Albert Hofmann (born 11 January 1906) is a prominent Swiss Switzerland quick summary:
Hofmann also got interested in the seeds of the Mexican magic morning glory morning glory quick summary:
Morning glory is a 1933 film which tells the story of an eager would-be actress whose good looks draw more attention than her acting....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/al/albert_hofmann.htm   (1182 words)

 Nearly 100, LSD's Father Ponders His 'Problem Child' - New York Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
ALBERT Hofmann, the father of LSD, walked slowly across the small corner office of his modernist home on a grassy Alpine hilltop here, hoping to show a visitor the vista that sweeps before him on clear days.
Hofmann will turn 100 on Wednesday, a milestone to be marked by a symposium in nearby Basel on the chemical compound that he discovered and that famously unlocked the Blakean doors of perception, altering consciousnesses around the world.
HOFMANN studied chemistry and took a job with the Swiss pharmaceutical company Sandoz Laboratories, because it had started a program to identify and synthesize the active compounds of medically important plants.
www.nytimes.com /2006/01/07/international/europe/07hoffman.html?ex=1294290000&en=3f9d07f38d182f59&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss   (800 words)

 Albert Hofmann   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Albert Hofmann (born January 11, 1906) is a prominent Swiss scientist best known as the " father " of LSD.
Albert Hofmann, the father of LSD, psilocybin, and psilocin.
This appeal for the resumption of psychedelic research was signed by Albert Hofmann, Stan Grof, and the speakers at the Spirit of Basel conference, on the occasion of Albert Hofmann's 100th Birthday.
www.logicjungle.com /wiki/Albert_Hofmann   (255 words)

 BPV: Die Homepage des Basler Psi Vereins
Albert Hofmann: Heutzutage leben wir in einem materialistischen Zeitalter.
Albert Hofmann: Es ist gefährlich, einfach LSD zu nehmen und zu denken, man werde dann weise.
Albert Hofmann: Es gab mir das Gefühl, dass ich die Wahrheit gesehen habe und die Sicherheit, dass eine wunderbare.ungeheuer tiefe Wirklichkeit hinter dem Alltagserleben existiert.
www.bpv.ch /infotexte/interview.htm   (1610 words)

 Albert Hofmann: The Biography Project - Biography for the discoverer of LSD
April 19, at 4:20 p.m., Hofmann dissolves 250 micrograms of LSD-25 in a glass of water.
In the mid-70's, along with R Gordon Wasson, Hofmann suggests that primal societies and the ancient Greeks had discovered methods by which to isolate LSD, and other entheogens, from ergots.
In 1988, the Albert Hofmann Foundation is founded "to assemble and maintain an international library and archive devoted to the study of human consciousness and related fields."
www.popsubculture.com /pop/bio_project/albert_hofmann.html   (335 words)

 On the Record: Albert Hofmann Turns 100
In many ways, the conference LSD: Problem Child and Wonder Drug, an International Symposium on the Occasion of the 100th Birthday of Albert Hofmann, was a scientific coming-out party for the substance Hofmann uncovered.
Hofmann says he would like to see a modern version of the Eleusinian Mysteries, an ancient Greek ritual of renewal which persisted for two millennium beginning in 1500 BC.
During a press conference on Friday, Hofmann revealed that he was told by Nobel prize winning chemist Kary Mullis that LSD had helped him develop the polymerase chain reaction which helps amplify DNA sequences.
www.ontherecord.org /blog/archives/2006/01/albert_hofmann.html   (1830 words)

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The Albert Hofmann Foundation was founded in 1988 as a non-profit, public-benefit organization whose main purpose is to assemble and maintain an international library and archive devoted to the study of human consciousness and related fields, such as psychiatry, ethnobotany, anthropology, pharmacology and the study of creativity.
The Albert Hofmann Foundation Board of Advisers is drawn from the scientific, scholarly and artistic communities around the world and includes virtually all of the pioneering psychedelic researchers and explorers.
The Albert Hofmann Foundation is supported entirely by donations from private sources, including grants, wills and trust funds, as well as through non-cash contributions, such as volunteer work, free use of office space and equipment donations.
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Mit Albert Hofmann kommt ein Chemiker von Rang und zugleich unfreiwilliger Erfinder, ein Demiurg wider Willen, ein verzauberter Zauberer zu Wort, der eine Substanz in die Welt entlassen hat, von der nicht wenige glauben, dass man durch ihre Hilfe "Gott selbst" in sich wachrufen und sprechen lassen könnte: LSD.
Hofmann lässt die Geschichte des LSD Revue passieren, und dazu gehört auch die Hippiebewegung und ihr unbedachter Umgang mit LSD als bewusstseinserweiterndes Instrument.
Albert Hofmann eröffnet auf der CD einen sehr persönlichen und sympathischen Zugang zu seinem Leben, seinen Gedanken, seiner Arbeit und den rationalen und gefühlten Einsichten in die Welten, die durch psychedelische Substanzen eröffnet werden.
www.suppose.de /texte/hofmann.html   (1950 words)

 Big Sur Tapes: Hofmann, Albert
Albert Hofman is a pharmacological researcher in Basel, Switzerland who is the discoverer of LSD.
Hofmann recounts the tale of his discovery of LSD and gives a detailed history of its chemical compound and medical uses.
Hofmann uses the transmitter-receiver metaphor for reality to illustrate that reality, experienced and imagined, is not a fixed state but a dynamic process.
www.bigsurtapes.com /merchant.mv77.htm   (129 words)

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