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R.I.P.- Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin


The workd has lost a rare and great soul… Sasha is probably best known as “The Godfather of Ecstasy”. The man who rediscovered the drug MDMA. And who saw it’s great potential for therapeutic use and so opted to turn … Continue reading

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Electronic Dance Music’s Love Affair With Ecstasy: A History


An exceleent article over at The Atlantic by P. Nash Jenkins Electronic Dance Music’s Love Affair With Ecstasy: A History The drug and the music evolved together over years, making EDM a radically different culture today than it was when it … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin…The Godfather of “ecstasy”


And sorry Sasha- I know you hate the slang “Ecstasy” for what should be properly called MDMA… Today is the 88th birthday of the magical wizard Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin. The chemist who rediscovered MDMA and helped popularize it- especially in … Continue reading

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MAPS Psychedelic Science Conference this weekend


MAPS is presenting their 2nd pscyhedelic science conference this weekend in Oakland CA. Presentations on the current and ongoing research into using MDMA (ecstasy) for treating PTSD, psilocybin and lsd for end of life anxiety, ibogaine, ayahuasca, and psilocybin for … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Ann Shulgin


Today, March 22nd, is the 82nd Birthday of Ann Shulgin, wife and intrepid fellow explorer of Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin. Co-author of Pihkal and Tihkal. For those that don’t know yet- Sasha has Dementia. His healthcare, currently about $350 a day, … Continue reading

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“Ecstasy” For Treating PTSD


CNN has been running a wonderful series on the use of MDMA, the Schedule I drug (meaning highly addictive and no medicinal value- both false) to treat PTSD. Focusing on the store of Rachel Hope, a woman who survived childhood … Continue reading

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Treating Veterans PTSD with the (illegal) drug Ecstasy


The drug MDMA, more commonly known as “ecstasy” was made a Schedule I (the most restrictive class- meaning it has no medical use and high addiction potential) in 1987. Against the recommendation of the scientific panel set up by the … Continue reading

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