Articles tagged with History Of Psychedelic Mushrooms

Tune in, Drop Acid, And Get Arrested

After their discovery in 1955, magic mushrooms remained the domain of middle-class botanists and adventurers who hightailed it to Mexico to follow R. Gordon Wasson's trail Meanwhile, Swiss biochemist Albert Hoffman, the creator of LSD, was studying the mushrooms in his lab and was soon to isolate the stable active ingredient, psilocybin. By 1958, his company, Sandoz, was sending out little pink pills of psilocybin to curious psychologists and therapists all over the world. the high priest One such package arrived on the doorstep of Harvard psychology professor Timothy Leary.