LSD’s Albert Hoffman on the colorless substance of reality

LSD and other pyschotropic drugs (including DMT; previous post) are likely to play a key role in any neurotheology research program. They evoke behaviors and experiences which clearly have much in common with the religious and are experimental design-friendly.

The New York Times ran an interview with Albert Hoffman, discoverer of LSD, on the occasion of his 100th birthday. The following struck me:

“I was completely astonished by the beauty of nature,” he said, laying a slightly gnarled finger alongside his nose, his longish white hair swept back from his temples and the crown of his head. He said any natural scientist who was not a mystic was not a real natural scientist. “Outside is pure energy and colorless substance,” he said. “All of the rest happens through the mechanism of our senses. Our eyes see just a small fraction of the light in the world. It is a trick to make a colored world, which does not exist outside of human beings.”

2 Responses to “LSD’s Albert Hoffman on the colorless substance of reality”

  1. Says:

    Adulterated history and fake discoveries are reasons for created genders, colors, and class. I am yet to find anyone that matches a ‘white’ or ‘black’ piece of paper 100%.

    It is time for a Colorless Truth worldwide go to

  2. rickterscaley Says:

    A universe composed of colorless substance is quite different than a colorless universe. To be certain at some level there is real color in our universe.

    Albert Hoffman might be interested to know that a new religious movement has been started using his baby and the priciples of evolutionary neurotheology. This latest edition to the pantheon of religions is Matrixism and, you guessed it, it’s based on the film The Matrix. The URL for this nascent sect is:

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