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Wonders of the Mind: Oliver Sachs in the New Yorker (2012.08.27)

It did not seem at all strange to me that a spider should say hello…

Oliver Sachs gives an in-depth history of a wilder side of his career, the side where he took a host of drugs.  In 1953, he crossed that threshold of staying objective through only reading about substance-induced experiences to objectively tripping on his own, writing about his psychedelic journeys and mentally-generated battle scene reenactments, with such scenes as to include his beloved indigo, fighting other colors.  And after taking too little one time, he often took way too much thereafter.  For the most part, the drugs he took then are either illegal or mixed with pesticides today. Continue reading Wonders of the Mind: Oliver Sachs in the New Yorker (2012.08.27)