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Erowid Announcement #37
January 16, 2004
Greetings Friends,

We hope you all had a great holiday season. In December we managed the psychoactive mushroom table at the Mycological Society of San Francisco's annual Mushroom Fair. This is the third year in a row that we've participated in the fair, a highly recommended event for those in the SF Bay Area who are interested in fungi of any kind: edible, medicinal, poisonous, or psychoactive.

We're pleased to announce that we were successful in our most recent goal of reaching 800 members by the end of the 2003. Our next goal will be 1,000 members by June 1st.

We're now getting back on track after the holidays, working on a variety of projects, but focusing much of our time on continuing work towards Erowid 3.0.

We welcome submissions, suggestions, criticisms, or corrections at

fire, earth, & the Erowid crew


  1. New Character Vaults

    The Character Vaults have undergone a facelift over the past month. They have been upgraded to Erowid 3.0 and we have been updating old pages and adding new vaults and articles. Newly added characters include:

    Charles Baudelaire
    John Beresford
    Nicholas Saunders
    Paul Stamets
    Sidney Cohen
    Myron Stolaroff
    Ralph Metzner
    Art Kleps
    Al Hubbard
    Abbie Hoffman
    Roger Heim
    Jochen Gartz
    Rick Strassman
    Jerry Garcia
    Havelock Ellis
    Walter Pahnke

  2. Known LSD Interactions

    An attempt at a new type of page for recording known negative interactions between different chemicals. At this point there is only one LSD interaction noted.

  3. Intentional Communities

    A new vault consisting (at this point) primarily of links to existing intentional communities, communies, and eco-villages.

  4. Amineptine Law

    Information about the legal status of Amineptine.

  5. Ayahuasca Healing Sessions

    A description of Ayahuasca healing sessions by Marlene Dobkin de Rios, Originally published in 1972.

  6. Mescal: A New Artificial Paradise

    An early article on Peyote from 1898, describing an experience by Havelock Ellis.

  7. Society for Neuroscience Conference Notes

    Notes from the roundtable titled: How Does the Neurobiology of Drug Addiction Inform Treatment Choices, Social Policy and Criminal Justice?

  8. EU Tells Members to Control 2C-I, 2C-T-2, 2C-T-7, TMA-2

    Text of the European Union Commission's order that member states control this set of chemicals.

  9. HPPD Research

    Researchers are seeking HPPD (Hallucinogen Persisting Perceptual Disorder) sufferers to receive brain scans in a hospital in Paris, France. Although they are offering no reimbursement for travel or other pay, participants can receive copies of their brain scans and will be helping shed light on a poorly understood problem.

  10. eScottology

    Two new installments of the monthly column by Scott O. Moore.
    December: Pleasing Obliteration
    October: Addicted to Everything

  11. Art Vaults
    November Featured Artist: Jioui

    The art vault underwent a major overhaul last month with the new version launched in December. It should now be easier to navigate, with better categorizing for artists and images. Since the update, 19 new artists have been added.
    January Featured Artist: Michael Brown

  12. 234 New Experience Reports

  13. Books Added to the Library / Bookstore
    We've added 7 new books to the library. Highlights include:

    Chemical Ecstasy
    The Dictionary of Sacred and Magical Plants
    Medicinal Plants

  14. Upcoming Calendar Events

    Entheogenesis Conference - Jan 31-Feb 1
    The Ayahuasca Visionary Art School - Feb 8-21

For a more complete listing of What's New at Erowid go to:

Between Nov 22 and Jan 16, no new results were posted.


All testing has been suspended while further project funding is sought. The project operates at a minimum annual cost of $18,000. Anyone with serious suggestions for grant or funding sources, please contact


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