Switzerland  International Symposium on the occasion of the 100th Birthday of Albert Hofmann

Jan 13, 2006 - Jan 15, 2006, Basel

Date: Nov 3, 2005
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On the occasion of the 100th birthday of Dr. Albert Hofmann on 11 January 2006, the Gaia Media Foundation stages an International Symposium on the most widely known and most controversial discovery of this outstanding scientist.

LSD - three letters that changed the world. Since 19 April 1943, the day Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann discovered this psychoactive substance, millions of people all over the world have experienced a higher reality with profound and psychological insights and spiritual renewal; created innovative social transformation, music, art, and fashion; were healed from addiction and depression; experienced enlightened insights into the human consciousness.

Some 60 years later experts will present an in-depth review of all aspects of this unique phenomenon, informing and discussing history, experiences, implications, assess the risks and benefits of this most potent of all psychoactive substances. LSD - a challenge in the past, now, and in the future.



• Albert Hofmann, Ph.D., h.c. (CH)

• Stephen Abrams (GB)

• Guenter Amendt, Ph.D. (GER)

• Rudolf Bauer, M.D. (AT)

• John Beresford, M.D. (CAN)

• Rudolf Brenneisen, M.D. (CH)

• Mathias Broeckers (GER)

• Rael Cahn (USA)

• Hans Cousto (CH/GER)

• Rick Doblin, Ph.D. (USA)

• John Dunbar (UK)

• Bruce Eisner (USA)

• Earth Erowid (USA)

• Fire Erowid (USA)

• Robert Forte (USA)

• Martin Frischknecht (CH)

• Jochen Gartz, Ph.D. (GER)

• Mark A. Geyer, Ph.D. (USA)

• Sergius Golowin (CH)

• Alex Grey (USA)

• Charles S. Grob, M.D. (USA)

• Urban Gwerder (CH)

• Sue Hall (GB)

• John H. Halpern, M.D. (USA)

• Matthias Hamburger, Ph.D. (CH)

• Jon Hanna (USA)

• Felix Hasler, Ph.D. (CH)

• Martina Hoffmann (DE/USA)

• Ulrich Holbein (GER)

• John «Hoppy» Hopkins (GB)

• Michael Horowitz (USA)

• Thomas Kessler (CH)

• Thomas Klett, Ph.D. (GER)

• Stanley Krippner, Ph.D. (USA)

• Wolfgang Kubelka, Ph.D. (AT)

• Martin A. Lee (USA)

• Roger Liggenstorfer (CH)

• Ralph Metzner, Ph.D. (USA)

• Mark McCloud (ARG/USA)

• Barry Miles (GB)

• Michael Mithoefer, M.D. (USA)

• Valerie Mojeiko (USA)

• Claudia Mueller-Ebeling, Ph.D. (GER)

• Jeremy Narby, Ph.D. (CAN/CH)

• Amanda, Lady Neidpath (GB)

• David E. Nichols, Ph.D. (USA)

• Reynold Nicole (CH)

• Jonathan Ott (USA)

• Torsten Passie, M.D., M.A. (GER)

• Werner Pieper (GER)

• Christian Raetsch, Ph.D. (GER)

• Micky Remann (GER)

• Béatrice Rubli (CH)

• Carl P. Ruck, Ph.D. (USA)

• Luc Saner, Ph.D. (CH)

• Manuel Schoch (CH)

• Andrew Sewell, M.D. (USA)

• Alexander T. Shulgin, Ph.D. (USA)

• Ann Shulgin (USA)

• Blaise Staples, Ph.D. (USA)

• Ronald Steckel (GER)

• Wolfgang Sterneck (GER)

• Myron Stolaroff (USA)

• Wolf-Dieter Storl, Ph.D. (GER)

• Juraj Styk, M.D. (CH)

• Roberto Venosa (USA)

• Rolf Verres, M.D. (GER)

• Simon Vinkenoog, (NL)

• Franz X. Vollenweider, M.D. (CH)

• Peter Webster (USA)

• Fred Weidmann, Ph.D. (GER)

• Carlo Zumstein, Ph.D. (CH)

Supporting Program

• Akasha Project (GER)

• Banco de Gaia (UK)

• Star Sounds Orchestra (GER)

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