LSD Mind Control Sketches

Artist drawing under the influence of LSD

If you’ve never heard of MK-ULTRA–the covert government-funded study of drugs and other potential mind control agents lasting from the early 1950s to the early 1970s–shame on you.  You really should read more.  In any case, the following link contains 9 wildly variable–and sometimes visually arresting–artist sketches created under the influence of LSD during the late 1950s, shortly before LSD use became widespread and the door was firmly shut on further studies of the sort.

These 9 drawings were done by an artist under the influence of LSD — part of a test conducted by the US government during it’s dalliance with psychotomimetic drugs in the late 1950’s. The artist was given a dose of LSD 25 and free access to an activity box full of crayons and pencils. His subject is the medico that jabbed him.

First drawing is done 20 minutes after the first dose (50ug)

An attending doctor observes – Patient chooses to start drawing with charcoal.

The subject of the experiment reports – ‘Condition normal… no effect from the drug yet.”

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