Hugo Bart Huges - Suikergoed & Marsepein (1968)

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Suikergoed & Marsepein

Self-published book on trepanation

Bart Huges - Suikergoed en marsepein. An explanation of the rational and the procedure for trepanation (a whole in the skull to increase the blood volume). This book accompanies his famous Homo Sapiens Correctus scroll. Bart Huges, who trepanated himself, was related to provo and the happening scene around Jasper Grootveld. Content: Introduction; Open letter to Prof. Dr. Ariens Kappers; Open letter to Prof. Dr. P.C. Kuiper; The go; Bart Huges interviewed by Joe Mellen; Joe Mellen interviewed by Bart Huges; Open letter to Prof. Dr. K.M. Bykov; Timothy Leary as a Third-Eyer; Letter to the reader; The secret for a good trip, by Richard Hubner (Reproduced from Moksha # 7; 1968); Afterword by Hugo Bart Huges. This is a later version of 1969 (?) as it contains 34 pp. and two additional articles (in comparison with an earlier version of 24 pp.) from 1969: The tabu on the soul Part I and II, by Richard Hubner (Reproduced from De Bazuin; March 1969).

Condition: Cover soiled with staining; Writing at first inside printed page; Writing at one page inside. Overall condition: Good.
Soft cover 1st Edition 1st Printing. Publisher: Barbara Huges, Amsterdam. Year: 1968.
Size: 28.9 x 20.8 cm. Pages: 34. Language: Dutch. Seller inventory: #25193.

Background information

Hugo Bart Huges (also Hughes; 1934 - 2004) – Bart Huges attended medical school at the University of Amsterdam, but was refused a degree due to his advocacy of marijuana use. At first, he was, as the medical advisor of Robert Jasper Grootveld, an advocate for the use of marihuana, naming his daughter, born in 1963, Maria Juana. In 1964 he published "The mechanism of brain blood volume ('BBV')", also known as "Homo Sapiens Correctus", an almost three-meters long scroll in which he proposed to use trepanation (making a hole in the skull) as a means to enhance brain functionality by balancing the proportion of blood and cerebral spinal fluid, causing a natural permanent high. Using a foot-operated electric dentist drill, Huges drilled a hole in his own skull on 6 January 1965 to demonstrate the beneficial effects of trepanation. His third eye was revealed by Simon Posthuma and Robert Jasper Grootveld during the happening “Stoned in the streets” on January 11, 1965. There is doubt whether he actually drilled a hole in his skull or just superficially penetrated the skin.

Refs: Bart Huges (1964) The scroll – The mechanism of brain blood volume (Bart Huges, Amsterdam); Bart Huges (1968) Suikergoed en marsepein (Barbara Huges, Amsterdam); Bart Huges (1969) The mechanism of brainbloodvolume (Foundation of Independent Thinking, Amsterdam); Bart Huges (1973) Text-book of brain blood volume (Foundation of Independent Thinking, Amsterdam); Bart Huges (1975) Het huiswerk voor iedereen. Bloemlezing van het hersenbloedvolume (H.B. Huges, Amsterdam); Dick P.J. van Reeuwijk (1965) Damsterdamse extremisten (De Bezige Bij, Amsterdam) pp. 26-34; Cor Jaring & Henk J. Meier (1966) Dit hap-hap happens in Amsterdam (Arbeiderspers, Amsterdam); Henk J. Meier (Ed., 1965) Ratio vol. 2 no. 1 (Meulenhoff & Co., Amsterdam) pp. 8-13.

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