Susanne G. Seiler


Writer, Editor, Hostess , Independent , My forthcoming book, 'My Psychedelic Life'



Susanne G. Seiler studied sociology and linguistics in Toronto and Ottawa. She’s the editor of the bi-lingual gaiamedia goodnews and hosts a monthly Psychedelic Salon in Zürich and in Basel. As a contemporary witness of the early days of LSD, she gives a personal aperçu of the rise of the drug culture, advocating higher doses of LSD in psychedelic therapy.

The love you take ist equal to the love you make. LSD in the Sixties

“The love you make is equal to the love you take.” LSD in the sixties
This quote by the Beatles, from the song ‘The End’ of the album Abbey Road, sums up the philosophy of the peace and love era. Following the Situationists and the Beats, the idealistic hippies hoped to break away from the past by avoiding the downtrodden paths of former generations. Spurning conventional success, they opened the door to many alternatives.
While it was still legal, LSD therapy was widely practiced. The doses ingested during individual, or group sessions went upward of 250 micrograms, just like at countless colleges, on the street, and during the famed 1967 and 1968 Summers of Love in San Francisco, Toronto, and elsewhere.
Emigrating to Toronto in 1968, Susanne Seiler was a firsthand witness of these development: Since we were young and inexperienced, the high doses we took sometimes led to dark trips, and psychic casualties. However, most of the people who took LSD then discovered a fount of wisdom that helped them throughout their lives, guiding, inspiring, and uplifting them. What did we learn?
'The Psychedelic Salon' caters to people from all walks of life wishing to know more about psychedelics in their scientific, therapeutic, ritual, artistic, or ecstatic dimensions


Lecture & Discussion
16.00 - 17.30