LSD Inventor Albert Hofmann’s Unpublished Letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs

Hofmann letter

In 2007 LSD inventor Albert Hofmann sent to Apple CEO Steve Jobs a letter asking him to support a proposed study of LSD-assisted psychotherapy.

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, and will be sponsored by MAPS.

I hope you will help in the transformation of my problem child into a wonder child.

Albert Hofmann

via The Fix

Thanks to Jon Alloway