Did the Merry Pranksters spike people with LSD?
The Sixties psychedelic counterculture was not big on the whole 'informed consent' thing
A woman having a bad trip in 1996, captured by Lawrence Schiller, who photographed the Pranksters early party. She told Schiller: ‘I experienced the desire to die, but not actual death…very strongly the desire to rip my skin off and pull my hair out and pull my face off.’
When I was 17, back in 1994, my favourite book in the world was Tom Wolfe’s Electri…