… High Society explores the spectrum of drug use across the globe and throughout history, from its roots in animal intoxication to its future in designer neurochemicals.




Albert Hoffman first synthesized LSD 72 years ago today. Take a different look at the history of this hallucinogenic drug first developed to treat forms of addiction and mental illness and later used as a powerful tool for mental exploration.



Hofmann’s Potion
Connie Littlefield, 2002, 56 min 35 s



This documentary offers a compassionate, open-minded look at LSD and how it fits into our world. Long before Timothy Leary urged a generation to “tune in, turn on and drop out”, the drug was hailed as a way to treat forms of addiction and mental illness. At the same time, it was being touted as a powerful tool for mental exploration and self-understanding. Featuring interviews with LSD pioneers, beautiful music and stunning cinematography, this is much more than a simple chronicle of LSD’s early days. It’s an alternative way of looking at the drug… and our world.