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Smith, S.R. (1964). Psychoanalytic Review. L, 1963: LSD and the Creative Experience. Murray Korngold. Pp. 682-685.. Psychoanal Q., 33:609.
    
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(1964). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 33:609

Psychoanalytic Review. L, 1963: LSD and the Creative Experience. Murray Korngold. Pp. 682-685.

Stewart R. Smith

This paper consists of very brief accounts by a dozen people, described only by their assorted ages and occupations, who testify to their LSD experiences. The reports show the passivity, and the elation and grandiosity. There is no mention of the terror reported by other authors. Korngold emphasizes the awe and strangeness of the experience and tries to correlate the LSD intoxication with creativity and the nature of art and poetry. He evidently places a value on 'wrenching the subject loose from his well-established conceptual moorings' without specifying for which people the wrenching might be of benefit and for which destructive.

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Smith, S.R. (1964). Psychoanalytic Review. L, 1963. Psychoanal. Q., 33:609

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