Pihkal Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings


  • Author : Alexander Theodore Shulgin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 1012
  • ISBN 10 : 0963009605

Pihkal Excerpt :

PIHKAL (Phenethylamines I Have Known And Loved) is a unique book written by renowned psychopharmacologist Alexander Shulgin and his wife Ann Shulgin. This book gives details of their research and investigations into the use of psychedelic drugs for the study of the human mind, and is also a love story. The second half of the book describes in detail a wealth of phenethlyamines, their physical properties, dosages used, duration of effects observed, and commentary on effects.

Tihkal Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings


  • Author : Alexander Shulgin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 836
  • ISBN 10 : 0963009699

Tihkal Excerpt :

Contains over 70 experiments, complete with notes and ingredients with the focus on Tryptamines. The first half concentrates on Shulgin's spiritual journey, ideas and philosophy. Foreword by Daniel M Perrine and preface by Nicholas Saunders. Edited by Dan Joy.

The Nature of Drugs  History  Pharmacology  and Social Impact Book

The Nature of Drugs History Pharmacology and Social Impact

  • Author : Alexander Shulgin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-05
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0999547216

The Nature of Drugs History Pharmacology and Social Impact Excerpt :

The Nature of Drugs presents Sasha Shulgin's popular San Francisco State University course on what drugs are, how they work, how they are processed by the body, and how they affect our society. The course also delves into social issues and reactions involving drugs, and discussions of governmental attempts at controlling them and features Sasha's engaging lecture style peppered with illuminating anecdotes and amusing asides.

The Commemorative Edition of Pihkal and Tihkal Book

The Commemorative Edition of Pihkal and Tihkal

  • Author : Alexander T. Shulgin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-09
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 2102
  • ISBN 10 : 0963009664

The Commemorative Edition of Pihkal and Tihkal Excerpt :

Lovingly prepared by Joshua Marker along with a devoted team of volunteers, this commemorative publication of PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story and TiHKAL: The Continuation features the original texts enhanced with complete errata, new essays, anecdotes, and reminiscences by numerous colleagues, previously unpublished photographs, and original art. PiHKAL is the fictionalized autobiographical account of Sasha and Ann Shulgin's research and romance, exploring altered state experiences in the context of intimacy. It describes a wide variety of phenethylamines, their dosage, and their effects. The second volume, TiHKAL, uses the same format as its predecessor to describe the effects of a range of tryptamines, and continues the Shulgin's chemical love story. It also includes appendices that relate to cactus alkaloids, natural beta-carbolines, and drug law. In this edition, each book has been split into two paperback volumes to make a collection of four, housed in a commemorative slipcase set.

Entheogens and the Future of Religion Book

Entheogens and the Future of Religion

  • Author : Robert Forte
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-01-25
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594777974

Entheogens and the Future of Religion Excerpt :

A study of the importance of psychedelic plants and drugs in religion and society • With contributions by Albert Hofmann, R. Gordon Wasson, Jack Kornfield, Terence McKenna, the Shulgins, Rick Strassman, and others • Explores the importance of academic and religious freedom in the study of psychedelics and the mind • Exposes the need for an organized spiritual context for entheogen use in order to fully realize their transformative and sacred value We live in a time when a great many voices are calling for a spiritual renewal to address the problems that face humanity, yet the way of entheogens--one of the oldest and most widespread means of attaining a religious experience--is forbidden, surrounded by controversy and misunderstanding. Widely employed in traditional shamanic societies, entheogens figure prominently in the origins of religion and their use continues today throughout the world. They alter consciousness in such a profound way that, depending on the set and setting, they can produce the ultimate human experiences: union with God or revelation of other mystical realities. With contributions by Albert Hofmann, Terence McKenna, Ann and Alexander Shulgin, Thomas Riedlinger, Dale Pendell, and Rick Strassman as well as interviews with R. Gordon Wasson and Jack Kornfield, this book explores ancient and modern uses of psychedelic drugs, emphasizing the complementary relationship between science and mystical experience and the importance of psychedelics to the future of religion and society. Revealing the mystical-religious possibilities of substances such as psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, and LSD, this book exposes the vital need for developing an organized spiritual context for their use in order to fully realize their transformative and sacred value. Stressing the importance of academic and religious freedom, the authors call for a revival of scientific and religious inquiry into entheogens so they may be used safely and legally by those seeking to cul

Neuropsychedelia Book


  • Author : Nicolas Langlitz
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520274822

Neuropsychedelia Excerpt :

Neuropsychedelia examines the revival of psychedelic science since the "Decade of the Brain." After the breakdown of this previously prospering area of psychopharmacology, and in the wake of clashes between counterculture and establishment in the late 1960s, a new generation of hallucinogen researchers used the hype around the neurosciences in the 1990s to bring psychedelics back into the mainstream of science and society. This book is based on anthropological fieldwork and philosophical reflections on life and work in two laboratories that have played key roles in this development: a human lab in Switzerland and an animal lab in California. It sheds light on the central transnational axis of the resurgence connecting American psychedelic culture with the home country of LSD. In the borderland of science and religion, Neuropsychedelia explores the tensions between the use of hallucinogens to model psychoses and to evoke spiritual experiences in laboratory settings. Its protagonists, including the anthropologist himself, struggle to find a place for the mystical under conditions of late-modern materialism.

Manifesting Minds Book

Manifesting Minds

  • Author : Rick Doblin, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2014-01-07
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781583947272

Manifesting Minds Excerpt :

Featuring essays and interviews with Timothy Leary, Aldous Huxley, Ram Dass, Albert Hofmann, Alexander (Sasha) Shulgin, Daniel Pinchbeck, Tim Robbins, Arne Naess, and electronic musician Simon Posford, as well as groundbreaking research and personal accounts, this one-of-a-kind anthology is a "best of" collection of articles and essays published by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Topics include the healing use of marijuana and psychedelics--including MDMA, ibogaine, LSD, and ayahuasca--for PTSD, anxiety, depression, and drug addiction, as well as positive effects of these substances in the realm of the arts, family, spirituality, ecology, and technology. Among many other thought-provoking and mind-opening pieces are the following: • "On Leary and Drugs at the End," by Carol Rosen and Vicki Marshall • "Psychedelic Rites of Passage," by Ram Dass • "To Be Read at the Funeral," by Albert Hofmann • "Another Green World: Psychedelics and Ecology," by Daniel Pinchbeck • "Psychedelics and Species Connectedness," by Stanley Krippner, PhD • "Huxley on Drugs and Creativity," by Aldous Huxley • "Psychedelics and the Deep Ecology Movement: A Conversation with Arne Naess," by Mark A. Schroll, PhD, and David Rothenberg • "Psychedelic Sensibility," by Tom Robbins • "Electronic Music and Psychedelics: An Interview with Simon Posford of Shpongle," by David Jay Brown • "How Psychedelics Informed My Sex Life and Sex Work," by Annie Sprinkle • "Consideration of Ayahuasca for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder," by Jessica Nielson, PhD, and Julie Megler, MSN, NP-BC • "Psychedelics and Extreme Sports," by James Oroc • "Youth and Entheogens: A Modern Rite of Passage?," by Andrei Foldes with Amba, Eric Johnson, et al. • "Diary of an MDMA Subject," by Anonymous • "Dimethyltryptamine: Possible Endogenous Ligand of the Sigma-1 Receptor?," by Adam L. Halberstadt • "Lessons from Psychedelic Therapy," by Richard Yensen,

The Simple Plant Isoquinolines Book

The Simple Plant Isoquinolines

  • Author : Alexander T. Shulgin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105129850991

The Simple Plant Isoquinolines Excerpt :

From the man who has done more research into,Ecstacy than any other chemist, author of the,best-selling Phenethylamines I Have Known and,Tyroptomines I Have Known, this is a comprehensive,reference work on isoquinolines found in plants.,Found in cactii and poppies among other plants,isoquinolines have various effects and uses, and,are commonly used in Chinese medicine. Extremely,well-known and respected within his own field and,revered by many for his unparalleled research into,mind-altering substances, this new text is ideal,for botanists, chemists and fans alike.

The Cosmic Serpent Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Cosmic Serpent

  • Author : Jeremy Narby
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1999-04-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101494356

The Cosmic Serpent Excerpt :

This adventure in science and imagination, which the Medical Tribune said might herald "a Copernican revolution for the life sciences," leads the reader through unexplored jungles and uncharted aspects of mind to the heart of knowledge.In a first-person narrative of scientific discovery that opens new perspectives on biology, anthropology, and the limits of rationalism, The Cosmic Serpent reveals how startlingly different the world around us appears when we open our minds to it.

Forensic Chemistry of Substance Misuse Book

Forensic Chemistry of Substance Misuse

  • Author : Leslie A. King
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 9780854041787

Forensic Chemistry of Substance Misuse Excerpt :

This book builds on an earlier publication by the same author: The Misuse of Drugs Act: A Guide for Forensic Scientists. It provides a chemical background to the domestic and international controls on drugs of abuse and related substances, and includes coverage of 'designer drugs' and generic/analogue controls from UK, USA and New Zealand perspectives. More general chapters cover recent history of the drug classification debate, and a proposal for consolidating a wide range of legal controls on chemical substances. This unique book will be appeal to a general readership. Forensic scientists, researchers, teachers, postgraduate and graduate students will all find this book an exceptional point of reference.

The Commemorative Pihkal and Tihkal Book

The Commemorative Pihkal and Tihkal

  • Author : Alexander Shulgin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-08-03
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 2102
  • ISBN 10 : 0999547232

The Commemorative Pihkal and Tihkal Excerpt :

The Commemorative Edition of PiHKAL and TIHKAL, a four volume set complete with 200 original photographs, art, poetry, and numerous anecdotes and reminiscences by colleagues and close friends, chronicles the explorations of psychopharmacologist Alexander Shulgin and his wife Ann Shulgin into the families of psychoactive compounds known as phenethylamines and tryptamines.

The Shulgin Index Book

The Shulgin Index

  • Author : Alexander Shulgin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011-03-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 811
  • ISBN 10 : 096300963X

The Shulgin Index Excerpt :

The Shulgin Index Vol. I is a comprehensive survey of the known psychedelic phenethylamines. This first volume presents: • A structure-oriented survey of psychedelic phenethylamines, amphetamines, phenylpiperazines, and other similar compounds.• Treatments of 126 main compounds with detailed physical properties, synthesis and analytical chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacological properties, and legal status. Fully referenced with over 2,000 citations.• Sub-tables of lesser-studied structural homologues and analogues.• Over 1300 total compounds covered.• Extensive cross-referencing tables for rapid location of key information.This book is an invaluable resource for researchers, physicians, chemists, and law enforcement.

Psychedelic Chemistry Book

Psychedelic Chemistry

  • Author : Michael Valentine Smith
  • Publisher : Loompanics Unltd
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000031142519

Psychedelic Chemistry Excerpt :

The most complete book ever written on how to manufacture psychedelic drugs! Intended only for those who have a thorough knowledge of advanced lab techniques in organic chemistry. Extracting THC from marijuana. Making LSD. Synthesizing cocaine. Mescaline, harmaline, muscimole and more. Out of print for years, now available in a revised, updated edition with more material.

Practical LSD Manufacture Book

Practical LSD Manufacture

  • Author : Uncle Fester
  • Publisher : Loompanics Unltd
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 1559501618

Practical LSD Manufacture Excerpt :

This book contains the most detailed, comprehensive and concise descriptions ever compiled of several innovative procedures for extracting LSD from natural sources, as well as a stunning breakthrough in psychedelic drug preparation: a simple process for extracting the hallucinogenic substance 2,4,5-trimethoxyamphetamine (TMA-2) from the common, widely-available calamus plant! Also includes tips on solvent management, cautionary notes and more.

The Psychedelic Explorer s Guide Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Psychedelic Explorer s Guide

  • Author : James Fadiman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-05-18
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594779367

The Psychedelic Explorer s Guide Excerpt :

Psychedelics for spiritual, therapeutic, and problem-solving use • Presents practices for safe and successful psychedelic voyages, including the benefits of having a guide and how to be a guide • Reviews the value of psychedelics for healing and self-discovery as well as how LSD has facilitated scientific and technical problem-solving • Reveals how microdosing (ultr-low doeses) improve cognitive functioning, emotional balance, and physical stamina • This year 600,000 people in the U.S. alone will try LSD for the the first time, joining the 23 million who have already experimented with this substance Called “America’s wisest and most respected authority on psychedelics and their use,” James Fadiman has been involved with psychedelic research since the 1960s. In this guide to the immediate and long-term effects of psychedelic use for spiritual (high dose), therapeutic (moderate dose), and problem-solving (low dose and microdose) purposes, Fadiman outlines best practices for safe, sacred entheogenic voyages learned through his more than 40 years of experience--from the benefits of having a sensitive guide during a session (and how to be one) to the importance of the setting and pre-session intention. Fadiman reviews the newest as well as the neglected research into the psychotherapeutic value of visionary drug use for increased personal awareness and a host of serious medical conditions, including his recent study of the reasons for and results of psychedelic use among hundreds of students and professionals. He reveals new uses for LSD and other psychedelics, including microdosing, extremely low doses, for improved cognitive functioning and emotional balance. Cautioning that psychedelics are not for everyone, he dispels the myths and misperceptions about psychedelics circulating in textbooks and clinics as well as on the internet. Exploring the life-changing experiences of Ram Dass, Timothy Leary, Aldous Huxley, and Huston Smith as well as Francis Crick a