|A typical LSD-related scenario|
Owsley Stanley (born Augustus Owsley Stanley III) was a magician of sorts, part alchemist, an enabler, proffering the keys to the Kingdom of Psychedelia.
Sometime around 1965, within the walls of his own San Franciscan lab, he began producing LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide). It didn’t take long for Owsley Acid to be extolled as the gold standard among the West Coast counter culture.
|Pals: Owsley and Jerry|
It is estimated that he produced one-million doses of LSD between 1965 and 1967.
He became a sound engineer with the Grateful Dead and, likely, their embedded pharmacist.
|The Acid King in His Prime|
His lab was raided and he spent a few years in jail. Then it was off to Australia to avoid the coming Ice Age – which he did by dying in a car accident.