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Erowid Announcement #22
June 28, 2001
Hey Entheophiles,

Sorry it's been a while since the last Erowid email announcement. We've been terrifically busy this spring and somehow the announcements fell far enough down the list that they didn't make it out.

In May, Earth and I spoke at the Mindstates II Conference (just one of the many things occupying our time recently). It was our first big public speaking engagement, and it, well...as one kind person said, our talk went off a bit "awkwardly". We wanted to do something a little different than the standard stand-behind-the-podium-and-read-from-a-script...so we spoke together and tried for casual and laid-back. It was a very friendly crowd for our first attempt, and we tried not to lose too much sleep over it turned out. Live and learn. :)

So, since we're making up for lost time, this announcement is a bit long, but we're going to try hard to get back on schedule after this.

We welcome submissions, suggestions, criticisms, or corrections at submissions@erowid.org.

peace,
fire & earth


INDEX

  1. New Erowid Newsletter

    At the end of May, we published our first members newsletter. The idea has been on the drawing board for a while now, and we finally found the time to get the project started. The print newsletter will be published a few times a year and will be mailed out to Erowid members. The point is to be able to offer additional benefits to those who support Erowid by becoming members.

    Join now and you can start with Issue #1!
    (1 yr memberships start at $25)
    Erowid.org/donations/


  2. New Erowid T-shirt
    We've also created a new Erowid t-shirt as a membership gift. A large "Erowid" across the chest is made up of hundreds of small words related to the work of Erowid. Shirts come in black, purple, and tan.


  3. Apothecary's LSD Blotter Gallery
    We've added a gallery of beautiful LSD blotter art collected by Apothecary. There's currently 35 high quality scans of full sheets (not just single hits, so you can see the entire image) and the collection is still growing.


  4. Liquid Measurement Technique, by Zam
    Specific information about how to measure small amounts of material without access to an expensive milligram accurate scale. Many people are ingesting substances with doses in the 5-25 mg range and it's nearly impossible to accurately eyeball this sort of dose. Inability to measure accurately can be very dangerous.


  5. Absinthe Basics

  6. Morning Glory Basics

  7. Methamphetamine Basics

  8. Cocaine Basics

  9. Nutmeg Basics


  10. 2 More 2C-T-7 Deaths
    There have been at least 2 (maybe as many as 4) 2C-T-7 related deaths this spring. The information we have about these new cases can be found here.


  11. Conference Report - Drug Policies for the New Millenium

  12. Conference Report - Ayahuasca Conference


  13. Significant additions to both LSD and Ecstasy Image Vaults
    Dozens of new blotter and pill images.


  14. Syrian Rue Vault Additions
    Significant expansion of the Syrian Rue Vault including several extraction methods, tips for reducing nausea, combining with mushrooms, info about Harmala's glow under blacklight, and chemistry and law info.


  15. U.S. Mushroom Law Cases
    A summary of U.S. court cases regarding psilocybin containing mushrooms. Includes the full court decisions for several cases.


  16. Ayahuasca Law Updates
    Several very interesting new developments in the legal status of Ayahuasca, including details of a series of court cases in the Netherlands.


  17. Supreme Court Decisions
    Infra-red Scanning
    Seatbelt Law
    Secret Hospital Drug Testing


  18. Dalai Lama's Heart Sutra Lecture
    Notes from three days of a talk given by the Dalai Lama while in San Francisco.


  19. Significant Expansion of the Nootropics (Smart Drugs) Vault
    Added Vaults for Vasopressin, Vinpocetine, Pramiracetam, Phenytoin (Dilantin), Oxiracetam, Gerovital, Human Growth Hormone, Fipexide, Meclofenoxate, and Aniracetam.


  20. Additions to Character Vaults
    Added Vaults for Ann Shulgin, Valentina Wasson and David Nichols.


  21. Batman Ecstasy-Villain (commentary)
    A small excerpt, with commentary, of a Batman comic book issue where the villain is an evil ecstasy dealer. Hillarious.


  22. List of Known Psilocybian Mushrooms, by John W. Allen
    A comprehensive list of all mushrooms species currently known to contain psilocybin/psilocin. Includes nearly 200 species.


  23. New About Erowid and Donations Areas
    We've upgraded both our About Erowid and Donations areas to make them more comprehensive and easier to use.


  24. 484 New Experience Reports
    Since our last announcement in February, we've added 484 new experience reports.


  25. New Art in the Visionary Art Vaults
    Since our last announcement there's been a lot of great psychedelic art added to the Visionary Art Vaults. Check it out!



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