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Hofmann, Albert 1906-2008

Overview
Works: 144 works in 340 publications in 12 languages and 5,252 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Cross-cultural studies  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Creator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee, Narrator
Classifications: BF209.L9, 615.78830924
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Most widely held works about Albert Hofmann
 
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LSD, my problem child reflections on sacred drugs, mysticism, and science by Albert Hofmann( )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Hofmann, who died in 2008 aged 102, first synthesized lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in 1938, but the results of animal tests were so unremarkable that the chemical was abandoned. Driven by intuition, he synthesized it again in 1943, and serendipitously noticed its profound effects on himself. Although his work produced other important drugs, including methergine, hydergine and dihydroergotamine, it was LSD that shaped his career. After his discovery of LSD's properties, Hofmann spent years researching sacred plants. He succeeded in isolating and synthesizing the active compounds in the Psilocybe mexicana mushroom, which he named psilocybin and psilocin. During the 60s, Hofmann struck up friendships with personalities such as Aldous Huxley, Gordon Wasson, and Timothy Leary. He continued to work at Sandoz until 1971 when he retired as Director of Research for the Department of Natural Products. He subsequently served as a member of the Nobel Prize Committee, and was nominated by Time magazine as one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. In 2007, Albert Hofmann asked Amanda Feilding if she could publish his Problem Child, and shortly before his death he approved a new and updated translation of his autobiography (first published by McGraw Hill in 1979). It appears here for the first time in print
Plants of the gods : origins of hallucinogenic use by Richard Evans Schultes( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in Spanish and English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world's most renowned authorities on the botany and chemistry of hallucinogens have produced an exhaustive study of psychoactive flora. The properties of the plants and the use made of them by man are examined and detailed by botanist Richard Evans Schultes and chemist Albert Hofmann. Their text is accompanied by many illustrations, over a hundred of which are in color
Plants of the gods : their sacred, healing, and hallucinogenic powers by Richard Evans Schultes( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of hallucinogenic plants has been a part of human experience for millennia, yet modern Western societies have only recently become aware of the significance that these plants have had in shaping the history of diverse cultures. Capable of bringing human beings in closer touch with the spirit worlds, hallucinogenic plants have long been venerated as aids to mental health and as the sacred connection to the mystical. The authors of this definitive book examine the cross-cultural ceremonial and ritual use of many hallucinogenic substances. Profusely illustrated, this book contains an extensively researched plant lexicon, providing common and botanical names, history, ethnography, preparation, chemical components, usage in healing, and effects for 91 hallucinogenic plants
The botany and chemistry of hallucinogens by Richard Evans Schultes( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and Italian and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By Richard Evans Schultes, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Albert Hofmann, Basel, Switzerland. With Forewords by I. Newton Kugelmass and Henrich Kluver. The Second Edition of this book encompasses all of the advances that have been made in this field since publication of the original text. Newly discovered hallucinogenic plants have been incorporated into the discussions along with new information on some well-known drugs. The authors continue to focus on the botany and chemistry of hallucinogens, although they also consider ethnobotanical, historical, pharmacological and psy
The road to Eleusis : unveiling the secret of the mysteries by R. Gordon Wasson( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hofmann's potion( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann and his discovery of the LSD elixir. Experiments conducted at first on himself revealed the power of this potion for medical research and mental exploration. Features interviews with many LSD pioneers
LSD, mein Sorgenkind by Albert Hofmann( Book )

29 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in German and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The substance : Albert Hofmann's LSD( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the 1943 discovery of LSD by Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, the attempts by Hofmann and other scientists to promote the drug for its therapeutic potential, and its hijacking by the 1960s counterculture and subsequent descent into infamy
Die Mutterkornalkaloide by Albert Hofmann( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LSD, mon enfant terrible by Albert Hofmann( Book )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Découverte, observation, expérimentation et usages du LSD par son inventeur. Avec des témoignages d'Ernst Jünger, d'Aldous Huxley, et de Walter Vogt
Einsichten, Ausblicke : Essays by Albert Hofmann( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LSD. Albert Hofmann und Ernst Jünger : der Briefwechsel 1947 bis 1997 by Albert Hofmann( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insight, outlook by Albert Hofmann( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in Spanish and English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LSD and the divine scientist : the final thoughts and reflections of Albert Hofmann by Albert Hofmann( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tun und Lassen Essays, Gedanken und Gedichte by Albert Hofmann( )

3 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nur drei Buchstaben werden gewöhnlich mit Albert Hofmann verbunden: LSD. Diese Sammlung von bisher unveröffentlichten Gedichten, Vorträgen, Aphorismen und zeitlosen Gedanken ist Zeugnis einer Persönlichkeit, eines aufrichtigen Wissenschaftlers, der weit über den Kreis seines Tuns hinausgedacht hat. Klar, einfach und voller Wahrheit sind die in diesem Buch gesammelten Gedanken, die aus seinem Schaffen und den vielfältigen Kontakten heraus entstanden sind
Zhong shen de zhi wu : shen sheng . ju liao xiao he zhi huan li liang de zhi wu by Shu er zi( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grenzgänge : Albert Hofmann zum 100. Geburtstag = Exploring the frontiers : in celebration of Albert Hofmann's 100th birthday( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LSD : cómo descubrí el ácido y qué pasó después en el mundo by Albert Hofmann( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moksha : writings on psychedelics and the visionary experience (1931-1963) by Aldous Huxley( Book )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following his mystical experiences after taking mescaline in 1953, Aldous Huxley saw psychedelics as the greatest means at our disposal to "remind adults that the real world is very different from the misshapen universe they have created for themselves by means of their culture-conditioned prejudices." Moksha, a Sanskrit word meaning "liberation," is a collection of Huxley's prophetic and visionary writings. It includes selections from his acclaimed novels Brave New World and Island, both of which envision societies centered around the use of psychedelics as stabilizing forces, as well as pieces from The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell, his famous works on consciousness expansion
 
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Alternative Names
A er bo te Huo fu man 1906-2008

Aerbote-Huofuman 1906-2008

Hôfman, Albert 1906-2008

Hofmann, A. 1906-

Hofmann, A. 1906-2008

Hofmann, A. (Albert), 1906-2008.

Hofmann, Albert 1906-

Hofmans, Alberts 1906-2008

Huofuman, Aerbote 1906-2008

ホッフマン, A

ホフマン, アルベルト

Languages
English (74)

German (72)

Spanish (20)

French (14)

Italian (11)

Japanese (4)

Hungarian (3)

Polish (2)

Dutch (2)

Czech (2)

Chinese (1)

Hebrew (1)

Covers
Plants of the gods : their sacred, healing, and hallucinogenic powersThe botany and chemistry of hallucinogensThe road to Eleusis : unveiling the secret of the mysteriesInsight, outlookGrenzgänge : Albert Hofmann zum 100. Geburtstag = Exploring the frontiers : in celebration of Albert Hofmann's 100th birthdayLSD : cómo descubrí el ácido y qué pasó después en el mundoThe Gateway to inner space : a festschrift in honor of Albert Hofmann