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Erowid Announcement #47
September 12, 2004
Friends of Erowid,

Things will slow down on Erowid for the next couple of weeks as we will be at the Mindstates Oaxaca conference. We're hoping to spend some time looking into the psychoactives in the region: chocolate, mezcal, psilocybin mushrooms, Salvia divinorum, hot chile peppers, and perhaps more.

This is the longest we'll have been away from Erowid in nine years. We are leaving the library in the capable hands of Spoon and the rest of the Erowid crew. Thanks to everyone who contributes to the project, you have helped change the world for the better.

The summer Matching Grant Campaign was quite successful -- nearly all of the available funds were matched with donations of $200 or more. To everyone who was able to contribute: thank you for your help keeping Erowid available and growing.

For Burning Man this year, two of us stayed home while Christopher (Art Vault Curator) and Spoon (Editor) kept an eye on things in the desert. Earth & I figured that nine years in a row in Black Rock City was more than enough. Instead of settling in on the playa, a newer member of the Erowid crew came and stayed with us and we worked together on some exciting new updates to the Erowid search engine. A beta of one piece of this (Topic Lookup) is announced below, but there are some other interesting, useful, and amusing changes coming in the near future.

We welcome submissions, suggestions, criticisms, or corrections at

fire & earth


  1. 5-MeO-DALT Vault

    New vault about a previously unpublished tryptamine, 5-MeO-DALT. Includes Law, Images, and entry from forthcoming Shulgin book.

  2. eScottology
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being High

    August installment of the monthly column by Scott O. Moore.

  3. Erowid Search Engine : Topic Lookup

    Erowid's internal search engine now suggests main vaults or topics that best match the chosen search terms and displays these above the normal search results. This is a beta with a few known data problems.

  4. Erowid Media & Journal Mentions

    Archive of articles pro and con that mention Erowid. If you know of an additional article not listed here, please email us at

  5. Major Update to About Erowid Section
    The conversion of Erowid pages over to the Erowid 3.0 design is coming along steadily. Visitors have remarked that they like it -- we hope it helps people to navigate what has become a giant library of information.

  6. Alcohol Hangovers

    A brief overview of the effects and causes of alcohol-related hangovers.

  7. Art Vaults
    One new artist was added to the art vaults this month.

    September Featured Artist: Carey Thompson

    Please note that CB, the curator of the Art Vaults, is travelling until early October and no updates will take place during this time.

  8. 99 New Experience Reports

  9. Six New Ask Erowid Questions

  10. Books Added to the Library / Bookstore
    In the ongoing project of collecting historic as well as recently-published books for the reference library, we've added 10 new titles this month, including:

    Solvent Neurotoxicity
    Mushrooms Molds and Miracles
    The Dreaming Universe
    Natural Products from Plants

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


Conducts laboratory testing of street Ecstasy tablets (NOTE: co-pay is now $30).
Between Aug 17 and Sep 13, results were posted for 20 new tablets.


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