Presentation on theme: "Chemical expansions of consciousness"— Presentation transcript:
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 experiencesPerinatal experiences: About the birtha) The paradiseb) The hellc) The deathd) The rebirth
4 Stanislav Grof’s stages “Go ask Alice”.“Go ask Alice”Started to laugh, the pattern change colours, the music got louderAlmost floating into stage 2. ”I was floating into another sphere, another world”.Stanislav Grof’s stages1. Sensory experiences2. Childhood experiences
5 LSD Albert Hofmann in 1943 0,025 mg is enough to get a state of intoxicationThere are different kinds of LSDLSD has an effect on 8-12 hoursThe first 4-5 hours LSD hasthe best effect
6 LSD chemical qualityThe 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 moodIngesting of LSD increases the amount of serotoninThe average contents of serotonin is 10mg for the hole body
8 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds Made by The Beatles in 1967CD: sg. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club BandInspired of a drawing by Julian Lennon
9 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds First stage: Sensuous experiencesLucy in the sky with diamonds is a hiddent acronym for LSDThe song is about a man who tells us about his stage of intoxinationThe song has surreal text
10 Picture yourself in a boat on a river, With tangerine trees and marmalade skiesSomebody 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 diamondsFollow her down to a bridge by a fountainWhere rocking hores people eat marshmellow pies,Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers,That grow so incredible high.Newspaper taxis appear on the shoreWaiting to take you away.Climb in the back with your head in the clouds,And you’r goneLucy in the sky with diamondsPicture 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 patternsSeeing unreal thingsTalking about candyBoth having a great time
12 Chemical expansions of consciousness AT into perspectiveAT5 – constellation.Scientific >< The humanisticedChemical expansions of consciousnessLSD >< Expansions of consciousness
13 Information retrieval list ”Go ask Alice” by Corgi BooksHenrik Rindom: Rusmidlerne biologi – om hjernen, sprut og stoffer.Stanislav Groft teori om fødselsoplevelser og religionBirgitte Bech: religions psykologi
14 Lykke, Marlene, Mette, Thais og Thomas Made byLykke, Marlene, Mette, Thais og Thomas