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The reports about the state of Hoffman during his last days seem to be getting worse by the day. Yesterday we were told he died alone, of a lethal heroin overdose with the needle still in his arm and 2 bags of ‘golden brown’ next to him on the bed. I thought it peculiar that a man would die of a self-administered overdose with a needle still in his arm, but we’ll talk about that later. Today, we’re told that police have found no less than 49 bags of heroin in his Greenwich Village flat. Really, 49 bags? The bags were marked with the Ace of Spades and the Ace of Hearts.
Only last Friday, another man, Ronald Horne, 54, from Peekskill, NY, was also caught with 49 bags of heroin in his car. Are they related? Was it the same product? Again, 49 bags.
Of course, the conspiracy mill is churning as we speak, including one which is doing the rounds regarding Hoffman’s incredible depiction – or parody (whichever way you look at it), of the late father of the Church of Scientology and author of Dianetics, L. Ron Hubbard, in the 2012 film entitled, The Master. Hoffman made scores of brilliant film in his career but this one was unique. It was also a film that Scientologists tried to stop from being made. According to studio Svengali extraordinaire Harvey Weinstein, certain high-profile Scientologists in Hollywood laid on the pressure both before and during the making of the film. He stated that, “I’m not going to get into names, but they feel strongly that they think it’s a religion and as such they think the subject matter shouldn’t be explored”
According to many a chattering forum, Hoffman’s acclaimed lead role in The Master did not do Hollywood’s controversial church any favours – showing it up as a cult and purveyor of quack science. Following news of Hoffman’s death, one blogger remarked: “The Scientology parody film The Master, two of its actors are dead so far. This first was Christopher Evan Welch who plays the sceptic in the film dies in Dec 2013. The second is Philip Seymour Hoffman who played a parody of L.Ron Hubbard died Feb 2014. This is a ritualistic revenge by the Scientology and illuminati for insulting their religion. How many more “overdose” celebrities is it going to take before people wake up”.
When I read of all the heroin that was in his home it bothered me. From what I have read he was a pretty good dad. Most parents would not have 49 bags of heroin laying around, or even hidden.
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Okay, I'm going to chime in here.
I used to be a heroin addict, I've been sober for 4 years now and I have had 20 points of heroin( 2 grams or roughly what you all in the states call 20 bags). Now I never have nor am I now a rich actor. 49 bags doesn't sound too absurd for a man with a lot of money, who isn't likely going to buy his daily use, or even weekend use when he needs it. I imagine him doing this as he is likely noticed out and about, and who he is with. That kind of attention makes getting caught getting your # more likely. So to me this does not sound odd at all, buy a big batch less often so you don't get caught. Again, I don't know how much or how often he was using but likely it was spiraling out of control real fast.
At my worst I was using 2 grams a day, don't ask me how i got the money I'm pretty ashamed of that.
Now here is the scary part about using needles. You get high just like everyone else who snorts, smokes, or swallows their # but you aren't chasing the same high anymore. You're chasing the 30 second initial rush you get. After that you're just as high as the other types of users, but for those initial 30 seconds you are in a full body orgasm. It's like getting kissed by god. Now, the hard part is this. The dose that would get me off first thing in the morning, would not get me the same rush 2 hrs later, nor would it half way through the day, or at night. Through the day you use just a little bit more to get that rush, and you're constantly chasing it. There were times I would shoot, get my rush be high as a kite and shoot again 20 mins later just to try and get another rush.
Now the problem with the rush is this, you can't shoot up slowly so you can gauge whether you are using too much and still get the rush. The slower you inject, the less rush you get. You get the biggest rush from pressing the whole button in one steady quick go.
Now, on my worst day, the day I actually decided I needed help. I overdosed, now don't immediately assume this means hospital and I died momentarily(I did overdose like this after I asked for help. Asking for help is the first step quitting drugs is a long process).
I was sitting against my closet in my old apartment on the floor. I had been freaking out because the people I usually bought my D from had been dry for almost an entire day. I literally went through every human emotion, half trashed my place, called every person I knew trying to find anything to cure the dope sickness. Eventually I got a hold of a guy and got him to agree to meet me for a couple points. Now, this is where this type of drug use is dangerous. I had never bought from this person, I had never used their dope, I had no idea how strong it was I just wanted to get high and most of all I wanted that rush. I tore into my point, cooked it up dug my dull needle through my scabbed bruised arm into the only vein that wasn't collapsed and pushed it all as fast as I could. That's the last thing I remembered.
I woke up Late at night, Freezing cold, soaked in sweat, NEEDLE STILL IN MY ARM, covered in my own puke. If I had not been sitting against the wall I probably would have choked on my own vomit and died right then and there. I took way too much, and there was literally nothing I could do about it.
My only question to the OP is why would someone who killed him by OD leave the needle in his arm? It's harder to wipe that needle for prints if it's still in his arm, they would have to remove and reinsert it. Part of shooting up is priming your needle, you do this while there is liquid in the needle and you draw a small amount of blood into the charge to be sure you are in a vein. You would need to be in a vein to get that instant overdose and still have the needle there. It just seems weird for someone to kill him and leave the needle there. A junkies needle is always well used. Cleaning it of the killers prints would just be too hard to do while still in his arm.
I think this story is exactly as it's being told, as terrible and sad as it is. I heard about this at work, and literally thought that could be me. I think it every time I hear about an overdose and sadly I use it to keep me going. Drugs don't care who you are, addiction is a really sad condition and it is a life long battle. I hope he found his peace, and I hope what ever it was that drove him to use is no longer torturing him.
A brief text entitled The Book of Babalon, or Liber 49, was written by Jack Parsons as a transmission from the goddess or force called Babalon received by him during the Babalon Working. Parsons claimed that Liber 49 constituted a fourth chapter of Crowley's Liber AL Vel Legis