Connery told author not to take LSD

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James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery warned an author not to take LSD because he had experienced a bad trip when he tried the hallucinogenic drug himself, it was claimed today.

Irish writer Edna O’Brien said that the former 007 star advised her against trying the drug.

She claimed that the Edinburgh-born actor told her how his trip with psychiatrist RD Laing had a ‘freight of terrors’.

Sir Sean has never spoken publicly about his involvement with Laing, who became an icon of the 1960s counter-
culture movement after he argued that LSD had therapeutic benefits.

However, the actor’s first wife, Diane Cilento, has previously alleged that Laing persuaded him to take the powerful drug to help him deal with stress after he appeared as Bond in 1964 movie Goldfinger.

The drug was not made illegal until 1966.