Frank Murdoch - And his LSD experience with Dr Oscar Janiger
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Internet article – Dr Oscar Janiger and the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) project
Frank Murdoch was given a controlled, experimental dose of LSD for several months as an attempt to cure his late stage alcoholism. Janiger had Murdoch paint still lifes both on and off LSD.
Artist/Diver Frank Murdoch needed a quiet place—he was bipolar (mostly manic) and the underwater was his peaceful refuge.
Frank Murdoch’s book of Underwater Paintings of the Pacific Northwest, The Quiet Place, was the culmination of his life’s work and was meant to be the best of Murdoch. He finished the book—a real achievement for a man who started so many brilliant projects, but like shooting stars, his projects faded away when he lost interest, (and began a fabulous new project)—but The Quiet Place was never published.
Franks’ children still have nearly all of the book paintings, and the manuscript.