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Erowid Announcement #59
Sep 24, 2005
Friends of Erowid,

Ten Years Ago...
In September 1995, we were working to create the beginnings of the Erowid website. Fire was just learning html and added the scraps of data Earth gathered (from usenet, mailing lists, and conversations with knowledgable people) to the small but growing site. We had recently attended our first Burning Man festival, which certainly fed our already strong interest in alternative culture.

Summer appears to be coming to an end in our part of the world. As students return to their classes in the U.S., Erowid traffic begins to rise again. With 45,000 visitors per day, Erowid continues to play its role as a key resource and education tool about psychoactives.

One of the projects we're currently working on is a new system to help us better process all of the wonderful image submissions we receive. Hopefully this new system will speed up our response time and, like the experience report system, allow us to publish these great photos on a more regular basis.

We welcome submissions, suggestions, criticisms, or corrections at

The Erowid Crew

LSD: Problem Child and Wonder Drug; Jan 13-15 : Basel, Switzerland

An International Symposium on the occasion of the 100th Birthday of Albert Hofmann. This three-day event is shaping up to be an exciting one. Dozens of great speakers are scheduled to present on a wide variety of LSD-related topics. Earth and Fire will be conducting a seminar and Spoon and other Erowid crew members will also be attending.

For more details, see the separate conference announcement email.

  1. eScottology - "A Wrong Turn At Albuquerque"

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

  2. The Summer Matching Grant Offer was a great success!

    197 new and renewing members qualified to have their donations matched during this fundraising drive and we were able to use the entire $12,000 of available funds. Thanks to John Gilmore who backed the offer as well as everyone who helped to make it a success by donating.

  3. Survey: Lasting Visual Effects Among Psychedelic Users

    We are conducting a new survey about lasting visual effects in people who have used psychedelics. If you have 5-25 minutes to fill out the survey, we can use your help.

  4. Bromo-Dragonfly Vault

    Information about the uncommon psychedelic phenethylamine 1-(8-bromobenzo[1,2-b;4,5-b']difuran-4-yl)-2-aminopropane, including Law, Effects, Dose, and Bits & Pieces pages.

  5. 2C-B-Fly Vault

    Information about the uncommon psychedelic phenethylamine 1-(8-Bromo-2,3,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[1,2-b:4,5-b']difuran-4-yl)-2-aminoethane.

  6. bk-MBDB Vault

    Information about this uncommon beta-ketone analog of MBDB, 2-methylamino-1-(3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl)butan-1-one.

  7. Death and Dying Vault

    The start of a new vault on the processes of death and dying.

  8. Conference Reports
    Two conference reports about an event that did not go off as planned.

    Making the Best of a Cancelled Psytopia, by Dianne Darling

    Notes on a Cancelled Psytopia, by Erowid

  9. Art Vaults

    Eleven new artists have been added to the art vaults this month.

    September Featured Artist: Blue Urlich

  10. The Erowid Review
    Four new book reviews were published:

    A Review by Erik Davis of "Rational Mysticism"

    A Review by Scotto of "Transfigurations"

    A Review by Bruce Sewick of "Practicing Harm Reduction Psychotherapy"

    A Review by Scotto of "Ecstasy: The Complete Guide"

    If you'd like to join the Erowid Review team of book reviewers, email

  11. 149 New Experience Reports

  12. One New Ask Erowid Question

    "Is there really a legal limit of 72 mg of caffeine per 12oz beverage?"

For a more complete listing of What's New at Erowid go to:
Conducts laboratory testing of street Ecstasy tablets.

Between Aug 16 and Sep 19, results for 5 pills were posted.

As of Aug 1, the EcstasyData has run out of funding. We are unable to accept pills sent in for testing at this time. We are currently seeking grant writers and grants to support this important project. Contact

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