What it was like to do LSD with Steve Jobs

“When Daniel Kottke reminisces about his college days in the early ’70s, he describes them as pretty prosaic,” Erica Fink and Laurie Segall report for CNN. “A freshman dorm room filled with books on spirituality, Pink Floyd playing in the background, a pastoral college campus — and hallucinogens.

“The only thing, he says, that was in any way remarkable about his LSD trips was his fellow traveler: Steve Jobs,” Fink and Segall report. “He was uncomfortable discussing these experiences while Jobs was alive, but was willing to share them with CNNMoney now. ‘We would take psychedelics and whole new vistas opened up,” Kottke said.'”

“‘We were monk-wannabes,’ Kottke said. They were on a quest to better understand consciousness using an LSD varietal known as Orange Sunshine as their Sherpa,” Fink and Segall report. Apple “was based out of the garage for about a year, moving into a real office a few months after it was incorporated in January 1977.
At that point, the drug-fueled search for salvation had mostly faded. ‘Once Apple started, Steve was really focused with all of his energy on making Apple successful.’ Kottke said. ‘And he didn’t need psychedelics for that.’ Wozniak was also not interested in dropping acid, according to Kottke.”

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    1. Ask yourself little people…? Who are your mentors? Mark FuckTheBurg? Jeff BlazeMAzone I have no profit model DickHead? Eric T. MoleMyWay to profits for my own global gain of YOUR information ???!! You people ponder Apple is Evil!? GodHelpUsAll.

  1. I love LSD. It’s wonderful and makes my weekends amazing. Glad it’s back on the scene after disappearing almost completely from 2000-2011. Everyone should try it at least once.

          1. You don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about and you’ve clearly never tripped. You don’t see dragons or fictional characters. I think you “learned” everything you know about LSD from anti drug propaganda films.

            1. I’ll give you the same reply that I gave to the other idiot below:

              “unlike yourself, I was a college student in the sixties and have seen firsthand the devastation of wonderful minds and hearts of so many friends…I consider that “enlightenment.”

    1. While I think Steve Jobs was an amazing talent and I admire him for how he changed our lives and the entire world, I also think he was a full-on sociopath. He literally had no concern at all for other people’s feelings. No empathy of any kind. He was completely blind to the emotional states of others. Didn’t care at all if he hurt someone.

      We’re lucky that Jobs grew up in a stable home with great parents so that he became a technology leader instead of a serial killer…because it seriously could have gone either way.

            1. No….. Billy Shears won the Capital Records national Paul McCartney look-alike contest. His name is mentioned on the sgt. Peppers lonely hearts club band LP in the song transition between The opening song and “a little help from my friends”. There was much speculation afterwards that the entire contest was rigged and furthermore, Mr. Shears was never heard from again. It was later discovered that during the recording of SPLHCB, McCartney’s prized sports car had been demolished in a terrible crash. McCartney was however, no worst for the wear – leading to speculation that Paul’s vehicle incident had been fatal and that Billy was the new Paul. This is why there are two sets of Beatles on the SPLHCB album cover, the old in black & white (with the dead Paul), and the new Beatles in bright colors, facial hair and other obscuring accoutrements (to hide new Paul’s face). To top it off, Paul gets divorced and marries an American girl. Convenient, to say the least. On their next album, Magical Mystery Tour, during a song transition, the following words: “I buried Paul”.

  2. ‘Using LSD was a profound experience, one of the most important things in my life, it shows you that there’s another side to the coin, and you can’t remember it when it wears off, but you know it. It reinforced my sense of what was important—creating great things instead of making money, putting things back into the stream of history and of human consciousness as much as I could.’

    ‘Steve Jobs Bio: The Unauthorized Autobiography.’

  3. More than a few people with terminal illnesses, have reconciled with their fate through the use of psychedelics like LSD, Psylicybin and DMT. By seeing the bigger picture, it seems to mitigate the natural fear of death.

    I wonder if Steve had a chance to see the “infinite wonder”, one more time before he shuffled off this mortal coil.. After all, his last words were quoted as: “Oh, wow, oh wow, oh wow..”

    Kinda sounds like tripping’ to me. (^_^)

  4. The important thing about Jobs’s drug use is: he stopped.

    “When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.”

    1. Some people act like they need to go get laid, you act as if you need to drop some acid. You seem to be a perfect candidate for a little enlightenment.

      Standing by for condescension……

  5. You don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about and you’ve clearly never tripped. You don’t see dragons or fictional characters. I think you “learned” everything you know about LSD from anti drug propaganda films.
    Well… what does happen? Can you describe it, so I could get a ” clear ” idea, of what it would be like, before taking it.

  6. “We were monk-wannabes,” Kottke said. They were on a quest to better understand consciousness using an LSD varietal known as Orange Sunshine as their Sherpa

    So ultimately it comes down to taking Orange Sunshine like everyone else? I did my share with my friends so his statement is not all that special. What about Purple Dome, double dose? What about Brown?

    What was it like to do acid with anyone?

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