The Spirit of Basel
||The qualities of places are traditionally conceived of in terms of the genius loci, the spirit of the place. In this context, the word "spirit" has two connected meanings: a feeling, atmosphere or character; and an invisible entity or being, with its own soul and personality.
The town of Basel has a legendary humanistic tradition - be it the mind of Erasmus, the activities of Paracelcus or the discoveries of Albert Hofmann. In this historic setting, we organize lectures, seminars, and symposiums, around the aims and topics of the foundation.
Our guests so far have been: Ralph Abraham, Guenter Amendt, Wolfgang Bauer, Markus Berger, Mathias Broeckers, Govert Derix, Marlene Dobkin de Rios, Luisa Francia, Martin Frischknecht, Jochen Gartz, Steven Harrison, Kay Hoffman, Albert Hofmann, Michael Hutchison, Gerd König, John C. Lilly, Ralph Metzner, Claudia Mueller Ebeling, Jeremy Narby, Nana Nauwald, Patrizia Ochsner, Christian Raetsch, Fabio Ramirez, Manuel Schoch, Ann & Alexander T. Shulgin, Wolf-Dieter Storl, Renato Strassmann, Maggie Tapert, Roberto Venosa.
On the occasion of the 100th birthday of Albert Hofmann we organized a first international Symposium: "LSD – Problem Child and Wonder Drug" from 13 to 15 January 2006 at the Congress Center Basel www.LSD.info