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I was completely astonished by the beauty of nature. Our eyes see just a small fraction of the light in the world. It is a trick to make a colored world, which does not exist outside of human beings.

Albert Hofmann

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I had already taken a Latin matricular exam and therefore a career in the humanities stood out most prominently in the foreground. See also
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Nathaniel S. In a dreamlike state with eyes closed (I found the daylight to be unpleasantly glaring) I perceived an uninterrupted stream of fantastic pictures extraordinary shapes with intense kaleidoscopic play of colors.

Hofmann also was the first to isolate synthesize and name the principal psychedelic mushroom compounds psilocybin and psilocin. In 2007 he was ranked a shared first place alongside Tim Berners-Lee in The Telegraph's list of 100 greatest living geniuses.

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