Sixty-nine years ago, on April 19th, 1943, the late Swiss biochemist Dr. Albert Hofmann took the first planned LSD session. This day has been celebrated by members of the psychedelic culture since the Sixties.
In 1983, Dr. Thomas Roberts began calling the day, Bicycle Day and it has been celebrated with increasing enthusiasm ever since.
In San Fransisco, the city probably best associated with the sixties counterculture, Bicycle Day is being celebrated by Alex Grey and his Chapel of the Sacred Mirrors crew with a special event which looks like it will be a lot of fun.
Presenters at the event include
Alex Grey & Allyson Grey from the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
Bob Jesse — Convenor of the Council on Spiritual Practice
Rick Strassman, M.D. — Author of “DMT: The Spirit Molecule”
Dr. Ralph Metzner — Psychedelic pioneer from the famous Harvard Research Project
I heard about the event too late to get a ticket, so I will be looking forward to hearing what happens there.
Since I last posted here on my birthday back in February, I have been mostly engaged in moving Memes for the Creation of a New Culture, my living book project forward.
As I have mentioned in my February post, doing the book has been ore challenging than I imagined when I started it.
Most of my efforts the since I wrote that post have been focused on completing the book’s preface, called What This Book is About and the first Chapter called the Lao Tsu Syndrome.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Lao Tsu Syndrome, it is disorder, a kind of writers block that I am afflicted with.
Despite this pesky problem, I have gotten closer to finishing both those sections. However, the words keep piling up and somehow I have never gotten to the end of either of these two chapters yet.