Zeeber Gold: Humphry Osmond — Psychedelic Memoirs

in Radio Riel Main, Weekly Programme, Zeeber Gold

by Elrik Merlin on Wednesday, 9 January, 2013

Today, join us for the second in our series of classic interviews from ZBS Foundation with the movers and shakers, artists and musicians of the 1960s and 1970s, Zeeber Gold. The series airs at 11am and 7pm Pacific Time (19:00 and 03:00 GMT).

Humphry Osmond (1917 — 2004)  was one of the foremost experts on Psychedelics and drug‐induced states of consciousness. He was also a psychiatrist of extraordinary experience and foresight and helped to pioneer megavitamin therapy and to bring to doctors and laymen alike an awareness of the effects of institutional architecture and environment on the psychotic mind. He coined the word “psychedelic” and was the guy who first turned on Aldous Huxley.

He tells about that first trip with Huxley and about their subsequent attempts to get financial support for the research on hallucinogens such as mescaline, peyote, and LSD, which they felt to be so important. He also tells a very funny story about he and Huxley trying to find someone to handle the psychedelic research and finally meeting a straight, conservative and reliable young man who seemed fine in every respect except that he might be just a little too stuffy…his name – Timothy Leary. Humphry Osmond wrote many books including “How to Live With Schizophrenia” and “Understanding Understanding”.

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