Psychedelic Sundays: LSD Problem-Solving
During the The Minds Psychedelic Panel Show, I mentioned this studied that happen in 1966. The experiment was carried out in 1966 in a facility of International Foundation for Advanced Study, Menlo Park, California, by a team including Willis Harman,Robert H. McKim, Robert E. Mogar, James Fadiman and Myron Stolaroff.
The study consisted of 27 male subjects engaged in a variety of professions: sixteen engineers, one engineer-physicist, two mathematicians, two architects, one psychologist, one furniture designer, one commercial artist, one sales manager, and one personnel manager. Nineteen of the subjects had had no previous experience with psychedelics. Each participant was required to bring a professional problem they had been working on for at least 3 months, and to have a desire to solve it.
This LSD-induced problem-solving session was carefully structured with particular focus on establishing Set and Setting conducive to creative activity.
“Set” is the mental state a person brings to the experience, like thoughts, mood and expectations. “Setting” is the physical and social environment. Social support networks have shown to be important in the outcome of the psychedelic experience. They are able to control or guide the course of the experience, both consciously and subconsciously. Stress, fear, or a disagreeable environment, may result in an bad trip. Conversely, a relaxed, curious person in a warm, comfortable and safe place is more likely to have a good internal trip.
The findings on LSD tests of creativity and on the utility of problem solutions suggested that, if given according to this carefully structured set and setting, psychedelics seem to facilitate creative problem-solving. The results also suggest that various degrees of increased creative ability may continue for at least some weeks subsequent to a psychedelic problem-solving session.
“I looked at the paper I was to draw on. I was completely blank. … Suddenly I saw the finished project.I did some quick calculations. . . . It would fit on the property and not only that … it would meet the cost and income requirements. It was contemporary architecture with the richness of a cultural heritage…it used history and experience but did not copy it. Ibegan to draw … I worked at a pace I would not have thought I was capable of. I completed four sheets of fairly comprehensive sketches. I was not tired but I was satisfied that I had caught the essence of the image. … It was a magnificent day.” — Architect using LSD to help design a shopping center for a re-sort-university community. Use of Psychedelic Agents to Fa-cilitate Creative Problem Solving
Most participants also reported following experiences of enhanced functioning: low inhibition and anxiety, capacity to restructure problem in larger context, enhanced fluency and flexibility of ideation, heightened capacity for visual imagery, increased ability to concentrate, heightened empathy with external processes and objects, heightened empathy with people, subconscious data more accessible, association of dissimilar ideas, heightened motivation to obtain closure, visualizing the completed solution.
This study was done in 1966, since that time Psychedelic have been illegal and all studies of this promising researched have been stalled. But recently there has been some research and studies. One recent finding that goes alone with this LSD-Problem Solving study is Micro Dosing.
WHAT IS MICRODOSING?
The act of integrating sub-perceptual doses of psychedelics into your weekly routine for higher levels of creativity, more energy, increased focus, and improved relational skills.
“Someone taking a dose this low functions, as far as the world is concerned, a little better than normal. To date, I received no reports that sub-perceptual doses have caused any social disruption, personal upset, or any form of work-related difficulty.” Dr. James Fadiman, author of The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide and renowned psychedelic researcher
HOW MUCH IS A MICRODOSE?
10–20 µg of LSD or
0.2–0.5 g of magic mushrooms
pical Day When Microdosing.
09:00 — INCREASED CREATIVE OUTPUT
- Brilliant outbursts in work and personal creative projects.
- Super easy to get in the ZONE.
- Work becomes fun!
16:00 — MORE PHYSICAL ENERGY
- More stamina while exercising.
- Clean energy buzz–like a psychedelic coffee.
- Lift heavier weights
- Improved coordination & higher level of focus.
19:00 — IMPROVED EMOTIONAL BALANCE
- Create stronger bonds with new and existing friends
- High levels of gratitude
- Alleviates Depression
- Gradual buildup of openness and awareness
21.00 — HEIGHTENED SPIRITUAL AWARENESS
- Glimmers of insight into the unity of all life forms
- Amazed by the wonders of life
- More in line with spiritual intentions
Its time to explore the Psychedelic Frontier once again. Because we as humanity and society need every tool in our tool box, to take on this ‘Brave New World’ we find our selves in. We need creative solutions to solve the problems facing humanity. Society only evolves as much as Consciousness evolves.
“Those who advocate the drug’s use are not, in themain, after kicks, nor are they interested in anti-social activity. These advocates, who include intel-lectuals, professionals, and scientists, claim that thedrug offers great benefits to the individual — richinner experience, freedom to be himself, a chancefor further development of his personality, and aloving rather than a hostile or indifferent attitudetoward other people.” — Nevitt Sanford Utopiates