Dear Mr. Steve Jobs,
Hello from Albert Hofmann. I understand from media accounts that you feel LSD helped you creatively in your development of Apple computers and your personal spiritual quest. I’m interested in learning more about how LSD was useful to you.
I’m writing now, shortly after my 101st birthday, to request that you support Swiss psychiatrist Dr. Peter Gasser’s proposed study of LSD-assisted psychotherapy in subjects with anxiety associated with life-threatening illness. This will become the first LSD-assisted psychotherapy study in over 35 years.
I hope you will help in the transformation of my problem child into a wonder child.
Hofmann’s enfant terrible was first born in a Swiss lab in November 1938. Its father, Albert Hoffman, was working on ergot (rye fungus) derivatives in search of a substance that could cure headaches and migraines.
Read more or see the film Hofmann's Potion by Connie Littlefield at NFB.ca blog