One dictionary definition of culture is:  the integrated pattern of human behavior that includes thought, speech, action, and artifacts and depends upon man's capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations.

It stands to reason that with the remarkable openings to new experiences and understanding that many, many thousands of persons have now experienced with psychedelics, that a psychedelic culture would form.  Many even believe that the arrival of LSD on the planet in 1943, close in time to the development of the nuclear bomb, augured a necessary alternative for mankind.  Some views on that alternative find expression here.

Please keep in mind that the Albert Hofmann Foundation does not condone breaking the law or the imbibing of illicit drugs.  However, it must be appreciated that substances that have been found to have such remarkable value will be sought out, even at the risk of incarceration.  Thus in keeping with our goal of education and keeping the public informed, we feel it very important that it be generally understood why these substances have such attraction.  The views expressed below help shed light on this understanding.

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