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Miles, R.G. (1986). LSD Psychotherapy by Stanislav Grof. Published by Hunter House Inc., Pomona, California, USA, 1980; 352 pp.; £13.95 hardback.. Brit. J. Psychother., 3(2):185-188.

(1986). British Journal of Psychotherapy, 3(2):185-188

LSD Psychotherapy by Stanislav Grof. Published by Hunter House Inc., Pomona, California, USA, 1980; 352 pp.; £13.95 hardback.

Review by:
Robert G. Miles

This book deals with one of the most extraordinary episodes in psychiatric history. LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide 25) is a derivative of ergot of rye and its psychotropic properties were discovered by chance in the Sandoz pharmaceutical laboratories during a study of the amides of lysergic acid. It is one of a group of -substances (including mescaline and psylocibin) which appear to act on the brain centres concerned with psychic defences and allow unconscious contents to emerge into consciousness.

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