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Erowid Announcement #75
Jan 23, 2007
Friends of Erowid,

Happy New Year! 2007 has been off to a brisk start, with a major content project underway [to be announced soon] and progress being made with the some necessary nuts and bolts server issues.

A New Year, A New Matching Grant
In this generous and challenging "3K in Three Weeks" offer, an Erowid supporter is matching donations of $300 or higher made before Valentine's Day (Feb 14), up to a total of $3,000 in matching funds. Donors at this level are eligible to receive a glass molecule or other membership gift.

The details of the matching grant are described at:

We welcome submissions, suggestions, criticisms, or corrections at

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  1. Sorrow and joy, one brush -- Mitsui Suzuki

    Albert Hofmann, discoverer of LSD, turned 101 on January 11. We wish him Happy Birthday! In the early morning hours of the same day, beloved writer-philosopher and countercultural icon Robert Anton Wilson died peacefully from natural causes at his home in California. Rest in weirdness, Bob.

  2. The Value of Experience: Erowid's Collection of First-Person Reports

    A current perspective on the Experience Vaults, by Earth & Fire Erowid. Originally published in the June 2006 issue of Erowid Extracts.

  3. Communicating Experience

    Commentary and tips on writing good experience reports, by Jon Hanna. Originally published in the June 2006 issue of Erowid Extracts.

  4. Surfing the Matrix

    A description of a semantic analysis project examining the Experience Vaults, by Jeremy Coyle and Matthew Baggott. Originally published in the June 2006 issue of Erowid Extracts.

  5. Ethchlorvynol Vault

    With Chief Justice Rehnquist's Ethchlorvynol (Placidyl) use recently in the news, we've added a new vault for the substance including legal information and links.

  6. New Law & Policy Vaults

    Romanian Drug Laws & Policy

    China Drug Laws & Policy

  7. New Image Vaults


    Albizia julibrissin

  8. An Entheogenic Journey in the Heart of the Beast, Part 2

    Casey Hardison writes from prison about his experience and legal challenges.

  9. New Image Vault Additions
    Thirty new images were added, including:

    Budding and flowering Salvia divinorum

    Dried P. semilanceata

    Bag of Methamphetamine Crystals


    DXM Cough Syrup Bottle

    Large Cluster of Peyote

  10. Art Vaults

    One artist was added to the Visionary Art Vaults this month.

    January Featured Artist: John Grunwell

  11. The Erowid Review
    Two new book reviews were published:

    "The Mind in the Cave", reviewed by Mike Jay

    "Bringing Yoga To Life", reviewed by Midevil

  12. Eight New Book Added to the Library/Bookstore, including:

    A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness, by V.S. Ramachandran

    A History of the World in 6 Glasses, by Tom Standage

    The Quest for Consciousness: A Neurobiological Approach, by C. Koch

    Spice: The History of a Temptation, by Jack Turner

  13. 318 New Experience Reports

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

Between Dec 17 and Jan 23, no new results were posted.

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