Albert Hoffman Foundation

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"The Albert Hofmann Foundation ("the Foundation" or "AHF") was founded in 1988, named after the famous Swiss chemist, author, and philosopher. In addition to discovering D-lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), Dr. Albert Hofmann isolated the psychoactive ingredients of Psilocybin mushrooms and Ololiuqui seeds, and crafted many other mind-manifesting chemical substances and medicinal compounds several of which, including Hydergine, are still widely in use. Dr. Hofmann has authored more than 100 articles in the field, several books including LSD-My Problem Child and, with others, Plants of the Gods and The Road to Eleusis.

"Statement of our mission: "Throughout history people have used mind-expanding substances to explore consciousness and enhance their lives. Our purpose at the Albert Hofmann Foundation is to gather the records of these endeavors and to further the understanding and responsible application of psychedelic substances in the investigation of both individual and collective consciousness." " [1]


Accessed July 2013: [2]

  • John Beresford, M.D. - Secretary. Founded the Agora Scientific Trust to conduct research with LSD in 1961, work which led to many notable names exploring LSD for the first time.
  • Myron Stolaroff, M.A. - Treasurer.
  • Don Wylie, J.D.
  • Betty Eisner, Ph.D. -Advisor. A retired clinical psychologist and researcher into the therapeutic potential of LSD, authoring numerous articles on drug-assisted psychotherapy.
  • Jeremy Tarcher - Advisor.

"Our board is currently short-handed due to the sudden unexpected deaths of Oscar Janiger, M.D., Co-Founder and Chairman, and his wife Kathy Delaney Janiger, President. Dr. Janiger resided in Manhatten Beach, Ca. and was Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UC Irvine. He was also an author and early LSD research pioneer, active in private practice for many years.

"The Foundation intends to expand the board of directors in order to achieve greater overall diversity and to provide the AHF with particular expertise in areas required to meet our goals."

Advisory Board

Accessed July 2013: [3]

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  1. Albert Hoffman Foundation [], organizational web page, accessed July 14, 2013.
  2. Albert Hoffman Foundation Board, organizational web page, accessed July 14, 2013.
  3. Albert Hoffman Foundation Board, organizational web page, accessed July 14, 2013.