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1 Chemical expansions of consciousness
Lykke, Mette, Marlene, Thais og Thomas.

2 The problem of formulation
How LSD effect the brain and how is the state of intoxication? We will put ”Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, ”Go ask alice” and our topic into perspective.

3 The 3 stages Sensory experiences: The senses intensify
Childhood experiences: Contact with repressed childhood experiences Perinatal experiences: About the birth a) The paradise b) The hell c) The death d) The rebirth

4 Stanislav Grof’s stages
“Go ask Alice”. “Go ask Alice” Started to laugh, the pattern change colours, the music got louder Almost floating into stage 2. ”I was floating into another sphere, another world”. Stanislav Grof’s stages 1. Sensory experiences 2. Childhood experiences

5 LSD Albert Hofmann in 1943 0,025 mg is enough to get
a state of intoxication There are different kinds of LSD LSD has an effect on 8-12 hours The first 4-5 hours LSD has the best effect

6 LSD chemical quality The active substance is lysergic acid, which transformed to other chemical connections. LSD = lyserg-syre-deithylamid

7 Serotonin Neurotransmitters liberates serotonin to the receptors
Serotonin has an effect on our mood Ingesting of LSD increases the amount of serotonin The average contents of serotonin is 10mg for the hole body

8 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Made by The Beatles in 1967 CD: sg. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band Inspired of a drawing by Julian Lennon

9 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
First stage: Sensuous experiences Lucy in the sky with diamonds is a hiddent acronym for LSD The song is about a man who tells us about his stage of intoxination The song has surreal text

10 Picture yourself in a boat on a river,
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly, A girl with kaleidoscope eyes. Cellophane flowers of yellow and green, Towering over your head. Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes, And she’s gone. Lucy in the sky with diamonds Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain Where rocking hores people eat marshmellow pies, Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers, That grow so incredible high. Newspaper taxis appear on the shore Waiting to take you away. Climb in the back with your head in the clouds, And you’r gone Lucy in the sky with diamonds Picture yourself on a train in a station, With plasticine porters with looking glass ties, Suddenly someone is there at the turnstyle, The girl with the kaleidoscope eyes

11 LSD vs. Go Ask Alice Both persons are in the fist stage Trying LSD
Many colours and patterns Seeing unreal things Talking about candy Both having a great time

12 Chemical expansions of consciousness
AT into perspective AT5 – constellation. Scientific >< The humanisticed Chemical expansions of consciousness LSD >< Expansions of consciousness

13 Information retrieval list
”Go ask Alice” by Corgi Books Henrik Rindom: Rusmidlerne biologi – om hjernen, sprut og stoffer. Stanislav Groft teori om fødselsoplevelser og religion Birgitte Bech: religions psykologi

14 Lykke, Marlene, Mette, Thais og Thomas
Made by Lykke, Marlene, Mette, Thais og Thomas

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