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Mind-Blower #26 – TV on LSD “The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll” – 1960
Here’s a quick “shot in the arm” true tale Mind-Bender that 00individual experienced.
Back in the early to mid-’70s late night TV would show old ’40s, ’50 and early ’60’s comedies, mysteries and horror movies from the usually “B” or lower movie category. However, there were some actually excellent Hammer films made before they went camp – and even those were trippy.
One night in the early ’70s, 00individual arrived at his place of abode after midnight still stoned on Acid, but glazing down the backside of the Trip where mellow self-realization, contemplation, and extreme thoughts hangout.
He turned on the TV and this is what he saw:
Watching TV on LSD can run the gamut from observing the inane drivel and farce of it all, to gleaning highly introspective revelations, as well as providing the customery kick-ass hallucinations and visuals.
The psychedelic mind can also travel from the truly absurd to stark reality as quickly as Dr. Jekyll realized he was having a highly-emotional conversation with himself.
00individual was immediately drawn-in to the convincing perspective of watching someone so evidently mad and having a full blown conversation with himselves in a mirror, that when the rational moment of the realization that it was only himself, well, this really impressed and delivered an imprint on young psychedelic 00individual.
While realizing that he was watching a movie, the synchronicity of turning the TV on to this scene while on LSD was not lost on him, this was meaningful on some level. And since aspects of the LSD experience can be associated with szhizophrenia and other mental issues, through his experienced mind he could empathize for Jekyll, and Hyde. This was truly horrific.
To see someone witness their own break with reality gave 00individual the psychedelic chills. Kudos to the actor Paul Massie to pull off truly (un)believeable emotions – even if the beard was lacking.
00individual came away with the cheap thrills of LSD collateral advantage; seeing and somewhat feeling a psychotic break – and what it would be like to be that “uninhibited”.
Everyone talks to themselves, all of the time, but when it reaches this level of dedication, it’s time for different medication. Consult your local Shaman.
Due to the fact that the administration of drugs via needle injection should be aimed in the direction of the heart (the exact opposite angle is pictured in the movie’s poster) is why it’s called “shooting up” not “shooting down”.
Forgiveness will be allowed for artistic exploitation rather than a realistic, lurid depiction.
Although, totally wrong, the movie poster art department got it right.
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