Effects of LSD on drawing

20 January 2004   87 comments   Misc. links


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Acid trip I can't guarantee the validity of this experiment, but it sure is unusual. They give a poor subject LSD in doses and has the subject to draw to see the effects.

"These 9 drawings were done by an artist under the influence of LSD
part of a test conducted by the US government during it's dalliance with psychotomimetic drugs in the late 1950's. The artist was given a dose of LSD 25 and free access to an activity box full of crayons and pencils."

If this experiment really happened, then what are the ethical implications of this today?


LSD is wonderful.
yes, it realy happend...

and it was the idea of the goverment...

btw; meghan.. you'r right
yes LsdIS aweSome! perfecT FoR poEtry (enhanced my arTisticabilIites!!) :P :D :)
Acid Is disgusting...Ur gonna hallucinate when u get older from taking it???And ima laugh at u too..
learn to spel illitterate
no, you are retarded, you assuming bitch!!!! read up on a drug before you start to dis it faggot!!!!
Seriously, that's one of the stupidest comments I've read here.
Ive never tried LSD but im trying to get a hold on it. Does anyone know the price?
15 bucks a tab
i got a bucket full of liquid lsd that i'm about to dunk my head into....so, i guess that i'll see you guys later!!!! (i also have some lsd "pure" crystals) i think i might put them on my Wheaties!!!!
So Proffesor Autumn if you told us to eat your shit because it is good for us should we do it?, in this instance about your 'theory' of acid making us hullucinate when you get older. You have no idea what your talking about, go do some research. Oh and we're already laughing at you so spare that thought.
i love acid
So do I.
Katie Manning
December 6, 2005:
The experiment on the artist was crazy!!!!! And its actually proven that just nine hits of lsd and your concidered clinically insane, but then again that would be if the acide isn't pure and also how much of it that you take at once. the only real problem is that acide is just an immitation of phsychosis and later on in these days you could experince "flashbacks" of bad trips but also good ones so its a give and take.
u guys are sick!! the only reason to take drugs or drink to get drunk is because u cant have fun sober....pathetic!
Actually, the first time I tried Marajuana I had never even been drunk... I was curious as to how it fealt, and knew I didn't have to worry about overdoing it like alcohol. Now I smoke it regularly because I like the feeling of being high...It has nothing to do with a distaste for sobriety or inability to enjoy myself during sobriety. Open your mind retard.
u dont live in the real world or are just an asshole who doesnt no what fun is
a.) Acid is interesting. I don't recommend making it a habit, but if you want to trip, drop a tab and you're on your way down the rabbit hole. Just do it in safe surroundings with people who care about you.

b.) Flashbacks usually only occur after repeatedly using acid. People who rarely use it really shouldn't worry about this.

c.) This is the correct spelling of illiterate. And on a personal note, if you're going to slam someone for incorrect spelling and/or grammar, make sure yours is flawless. Just a thought.

d.) I'm a pothead. I go through approximately $200 of weed per week. I toast a couple bowls three to four times a day. I don't think it's pathetic at all. I can be sober and have fun, but I love being high. Obviously, you either haven't tried it or just prefer other methods of entertainment. That's cool, but stop playing the fucking shrink.

d.) I'M DROPPING TWO PILLS TONIGHT! WOO! I guess only someone who has rolled would understand. I'm stoked.
luke drumond
mallory ur a drop kick stoner.. you are the reason why this world is where it is today. fu.k you.
'I guess only someone who has rolled would understand' sorry but i dont want to join you freeky elite club you toss.
That's ridiculous. I have a 4.0 GPA at a four-year university, majoring in political science. I'm thinking about becoming a photojournalist. I work full time, I have a serious boyfriend, and I plan on reproducing dope-ass kids. All in all, I think I'm a decent cog in our vast machine of society.

By the way, your grammar is horrible. Funny, I can manage a fruitful life, use proper english, AND still be a pothead. Well, it suits me fine. Peace.
luke u bag of shite wake up and smell the chemicals. this is the modern world people who take drugs arnt considered losers. the people that dont now a days are hhaha
how do you sleep at night? do you even pay rent? $200 a week? i think that is a little far fatched there....how much do you make and why do you waste it all on weed...you need to do some blow!!!! now thats one hell of a drug!!!
That's ridiculous. I have a 4.0 GPA at a four-year university, majoring in political science. I'm thinking about becoming a photojournalist. I work full time, I have a serious boyfriend, and I plan on reproducing dope-ass kids. All in all, I think I'm a decent cog in our vast machine of society.

By the way, your grammar is horrible. Funny, I can manage a fruitful life, use proper english, AND still be a pothead. Well, it suits me fine. Peace.
youze are crazy
Right on Mallory, I'm about to graduate with a 3.5 from college, I manage my own business, and own a home and YES I am a everyday stoner. Did I mention I'm only 22?
"You are the reason why this world is where it is today. fu.k you [...] sorry but i dont want to join you freeky elite club you toss [sic]" Wow, you don't think that it's because the majority of people aren't adept enough to translate their thoughts into tangible sentences? Back off of Mallory, she is obviously taking care of herself well. Whiners who complain about problems with the world without embodying their own cause is a little more to blame for the state of society, I do believe.
5 bucks a tab vegas
acids pretty awesome and its like 5-8 bucks for a good hit

be careful how many you take i dont suggest more than 5 unless youre ready for one hell of a trip

watch the sunrise on it
"Watch the Sunrise"?
As if you had the choice. ;P
About the Drawings experiment though, is there anything else like this out there. This one was a bit bland. And i can still sense the overtone of 1950's drug paranoia . Did the gov't ever compile a full studies review of LSD, if so where could this be found?
yeah post a link i need to see more drawing done under the influnce like pro studies
Halfway done reading that article (link above^). The CIA in the 1950's sounded like a dam funhouse. lol. Wonder if agents still have to pass the LSD test??
Acid Min of 3 hits of paper tabs then 1 every 1-3 hours, depends on price, microdots are less, like 5-8, tabs 10-15, etc. To actually "trip" 4 min. The term trip is funny. You go to the store, and it takes 30 mins for a group of 5 to get ready, (and saying lets go to the store gets very boring after the first 15 times in half an hour.) Then go to the store, and hear a friend say, WHERE IS EVERYONE WTF WTF where am I. That's trippin, aight b? Shrooms are similar, but feel more natural, you need a 1/4 min, 1/8 at once, then 1/8 when coming down. Then addtional 1/8s throughout the weekend, so prolly 3/4 to an ounce of shrooms. (I'm talkin a weekend trip, friday 7pm to sunday 9pm.) To the point where 1 min is an hour and an hour is 1 min at the same time, ya know what I mean :-D Things repeat, things repeat, things repeat. :-D You do see things, but you have to try acid/shrooms to understand :-D 19, graduated 2nd in class (highschool), plans for college, full fledged pothead, 200 dollars a week at one time, now around 100 dollars, buddies match, so prolly still 200+ a week. It's not hard. Just be smart with your drugs, have fun! (Notice: Everything is based on Experience, not fictional or made up in any way, government can suck my nutt sack for banning drugs like MaryJane. EAT MY NUTTS Have a nice day.)
To all the people that think weed and LSD are abominations:
a)It would lower drug crime if it was legal
b)Helps cancer patients
c)Alcohol has more physical, psychoactive and emotional effects that marijuana
d)Nowhere in the bible does it discourage marijuana use
e)I'm an "A" average college student at Boulder University and I jog 5 miles and go to the gym every day and I also smoke three to four times a day.
f)I wrote my own theory on Quantum Mechanics for a class, aced it, and got a personal phone call from my professor congratulating me on it. I wrote it while on 3 hits of LSD.
your the shit
i completely agree with Grant
LSD is something of vast potential. . .but for what, exactly, I cannot say.

About 1959 Cary Grant said that he had done more living after taking acid than all his previous years put together.

The stuff is powerful enough that if someone has troubles, it can push them over the edge. Maybe with no return.

When Albert Hoffmann (first chemist to synthesize it) took his first intentional dose, it was enough for quite a few hits; he had no idea how potent it was. He tripped his ass off, and he was afraid he would never come down. In other words, he took way too much.

But his doctor found no physical evidence of any change at all--his respiration, blood pressure and heart rate were all normal--except for one thing: Hoffmann's pupils were dilated. That was pure LSD-25, at a major dosage.

Well, it's been almost 30 years since I have done any acid, and one reason is that I never had anything that clean. Of course, who knows who made the stuff we got on the black market? Our hearts pounded for many hours, our jaws would grind, we'd sweat a lot: more like speed than LSD. What the hell was really in it? Maybe those tales of strychnine were true.

It is NOT for general consumption, but I have a strong hunch that there are indeed fundamental therapeutic applications for real LSD in proper doses, in the proper settings. The abandonment of all organized research into the stuff was a gross overreaction.
LSD is overwhelming and the best drug ever
"u guys are sick!! the only reason to take drugs or drink to get drunk is because u cant have fun sober....pathetic! "

I’m 17, a bit of a stoner. But I have plenty of fun being sober, thank you very much. I also have fun being fucked off my face. Taking drugs is a choice I make for myself, to alter my state of mind, to look at life, and at myself from a different perspective. I don't think I have ever decided to do drugs because I was bored of being sober. Most weekends I will drop 4-5 pills or bomb a 1/4g of MDMA, snort a few lines..because I love it..however, some weekends I do just say "Fuck it, let's be sober this weekend." I like it my way. You like it your way. It's a personal choice so there's no need to criticise anyone, especially when it sounds like you're not even willing to be open minded about it.
And also, Mallory, you seem like you've got your head sorted..snorted..teleported. Basically you know what you're talking about, you seem pretty fucking cool.
Take care guys.
I've used acid a lot, 2 to 3 times a week for a year and a half when i was 18 and believe me.... it's bad for you. You totally can't be sure if you gonna have a nice trip or if your gonna go mad... i'm over 30 now and still have flashbacks, so you guys do what you want but in my opinion it's poison.. The funniest trips i had where the two first times, so my tought is: try it and quit.
Btw, if your not sure about it, read the articles about HPPD on the net.. then maybe you won't even try it...
Have fun
well this is probably the coolest stuff ive ever seen on the internet. your all my goods
2-3 times a week?
basically...holy shit..yeh my uncle did it a fair few times when he was my age, and hes just recently recovered from manic depression..and psychosis i do believe..
ive done it twice now..cant lie, ill probably do it again but not anytime soon...yeh youd think after my uncle id leave the shit alone but meh..i prefer to find things out for myself...but yeh i agree..try it if you want..but dont make a habit out of it like its fucking pot..to be honest one thing thats really pissing me off is that my friends seem to be doing that at the moment..fiending..doing shitloads of acid and ketamine everyday...i dont have a problem with drugs..well i love drugs..but i have a problem with wrecklessness when it comes to drugs..if you dont watch what youre doing or if you dont look after yourself, DRUGS WILL FUCK YOU OVER...when we're all fucked on mdma or whatever, im always the one running around "have you (gguuuurrrn) gone for a weeee baby, (guuurrrn) have you emptired your bladder? you havent(guuurrrnnn)?? well bloody well go for a piss then"..little bit fussy but hey, gets the job done cos they can never be fucked to look after themselves..
fuck i ramble..
Sooo... I think anyone who has never done LSD. can not comment on it. Because it is nothing short of an experience, that i personally believe everyone should experience once in there life. It's one of those things that makes you see the world in a whole different way you never knew exisisted... and if you do decide to try lsd.. do it with people you love, because odds are you will just end up loving them even more! **peace n love!
o and if anyone wants to have a crazy experience.. dose (take lsd)... and then eat shrooms... i did that before homecoming my senior year. And it was AMAZING!
Pros: a lasting, profound sensation
Cons: mental illness

But don't listen to me or anyone else here--LSD or Ecstacy are worth looking up for yourself before trying them because their possible links to mental illness and brain damage are still being researched.
all the people on this web site are a bunch of fucking drug taking faggots yall need to get a fucking life all of you get off you fucking asses and get a job oh you guys do drugs you must be real cool kids you fucking bitchs
and obviously dylan doesn't think he's cool at all, at the end of the day if you haven't done drugs you are in NO position to judge anyone who has, you're just another braindead moron who can't think for himself and believes all the governments exaggerated health warnings like a robot

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