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Thursday, 1 May 2008

Albert Hofmann dies - Bike day Part II

Albert Hoffmann died of a heart attack on tuesday the 29 April 2008, ten days after "Bike Day", aged 102. Very interesting life. We're all very grateful for it. If R.A.W. was alive he would recite this little poem in Hoffmann's honour:

I never saw a purple cow
I never hope to see one
But I'll tell you this anyhow:
I'd rather see than be one

Hofmann was disappointed when his discovery was removed from commercial distribution. He remained convinced that the drug had the potential to counter the psychological problems induced by “materialism, alienation from nature through industrialisation and increasing urbanisation, lack of satisfaction in professional employment in a mechanised, lifeless working world, ennui and purposelessness in wealthy, saturated society, and lack of a religious, nurturing, and meaningful philosophical foundation of life”.

LSD, my problem Child