Despite the negative portrayal in mainstream 1960s media, justifications
expressed by counterculture activists for further investigation, education and
experimentation under government control of LSD were rational and valid
arguments. Sex, drugs, protests, war, political upheaval, cultural chaos, and
social rebellion; the many comforts TV dinner eating, republican voting, church
going, suburbia conformists tried to escape through conservative ideals, town
meetings, and The Andy Williams Family Hour. National consciousness in 1960s

United States was alive, but existed differently in every mind it dwelled, and
stirred uninterrupted in every life to which it was introduced. A dream of
money, success, and a house with a white picket fence still existed within the
pandemonium of the nation and many still relished in the idea of

"Americanism." Television was a base for a magnitude of world news and
national information. Television situation comedies created ideal families and
contenting distractions from unsettling national realities. Mainstream media,
both fact and fiction, influenced the nationís minds resulting in the effect
of political change and further media influence over the government. The new
decade, along with the effects of the Vietnam War and the strong influence of
television, began to leak from the cracks of the nation a new counterculture of
rebellious teenagers, unfamiliar narcotics, and a wave of promiscuity. Among the
many issues and events molding our nation into a new decade, came the question
of government and mind control. For some it was the next step into human
evolution, a potential tool for mind control, a liberator of human kind, but for
most LSD helped define 1960s counterculture, in which it was deeply rooted. LSD
has proved that the mind contains much higher powers and energies, beyond the
average10% of the brain that a typical human uses. These powers and energies,
under the right circumstances, can be taken advantage of to benefit human kind
spiritually, creatively, therapeutically, and intellectually. LSD has given
human kind the option to chemically trigger mental energies and powers.

Arguments that LSD is potentially a dangerous discovery and mind control should
be strictly prohibited by the government holds much validity, although there are
benefits and arguments of personal freedom of neurology to consider. Whether LSD
reflects negativity as a weapon and mind control drug, or radiates euphoria as a
mind-expanding chemical and sacrament, the choice to engage in such an
experience should be through personal reasoning. It is not the states and other
bureaucraciesí duties to take control of the human brain and body. We no
longer live in an age of industrial muscularity, and in this time of
neurological intelligence, we should have the individual choice and freedom to
further engage in the depths of our consciousness, if we are so graced with an
option to do so. "No one can limit, restrict, or try to control how you
access, activate, manipulate your own brain through the use of drugs."

Temperance, moderation, and education should be applied to the use of mind
control, but not restricting personal freedoms of neurology. Dr. Timothy Leary
agrees: Itís ludicrous and ominous to think that the government will try to
limit, restrain, control where youíre going to put your head, and how youíre
going to manage and direct your own neurology. Thatís the basis of your own
freedom. Now, as far as behavior is concerned, if what you do in your head leads
you to violate any behavioral law, a traffic law, or impose on the rights of the
peopleóthen you should be busted. But in the privacy of your own home, your
own body, and your own brain, thatís your business. Likewise, other individual
freedoms justifying further investigation, education, and experimentation of LSD
under moderate government control are questioned. The freedoms of spirituality
and creativity are, similar to neurological freedom, issues in result of the use
of psychedelic drugs. Spiritually, psychedelic drugs, are sacraments: divine
substances no matter who uses them, in whatever sprit, with whatever intention.

LSD, along with other drugs generates spiritual discovery and perception.

Creatively, LSD has extreme potential; it is "a tool to explore the creative
attributes of the mind." Dr. Oscar Janigar states, continuing that this tool
could equal to "four years of art education." The further appreciation of
the power of human thought, and the exploration of the boundaries of the human
mind, LSD provokes, is extremely beneficial in freeing ones mind and taking full
advantage of the powers in which the mind possesses. Within these powers LSD
evokes is the capacity to resolve, therapeutically, personal emotional conflict.

Although LSD, as previously proven, has its benefits it has yet to rise above,
itís often more horrifying, disadvantages. In equilibrium with the
characteristic present in most