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1950s Housewife on Acid

Do you remember Acid Trip, a US experiment in the early 50s where an artist was given a dose of LSD and asked to draw a subject. The artist goes from being focussed on the task at hand to trying to climb into the activity box that contains his crayons, to moving about the confines of this room for hours on end. His reaction to the substance is seen in the nine drawings he produced. If you missed them, see here.

In this related TV program, also from the 1950s, a housewife of stable mind volunteered to ingest the same drug the artist did, LSD-25 (lysergic acid diethylamide). After the initial interview, the voice-over explains the dosage, and we fast-forward to three hours later. The woman experiences a moment of clarity, saying she has never yet seen or felt a thing of such infinite beauty. Take a look at the archival footage below.

[via The Huffington Post]

6 replies on “1950s Housewife on Acid”

You know, looking at this, I can’t help but laugh at the US Government’s self inflicted dilemma.

Fast forward about 10 to 20 years, and you have the age of hippies and best of all, they keep doing these things to themselves, over and over and over again.

LOL! everything is in colour! It was black and white before, now all i can see is colour! It passed through me! Did you see it?


I love it!

So, now i know why we can all see in colour.