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Erowid Announcement #79
May 28, 2007
Friends of Erowid,

The new Erowid Extracts is at the printer ready to be mailed to members next week. This issue features U.K. mescaline-containing cactus law and U.S. S. divinorum law news, an introduction to carbogen, MKULTRA and psychedelics, a run-down of the places Erowid has been mentioned (or not mentioned!) in print and other media, and more. New members joining now will receive the June newsletter as well as last November's issue.

Have your donation doubled! It's not too late to have your donation to Erowid matched by the collective generosity of four Erowid supporters. All donations or memberships of $10 and over made before May 31st will be matched. We're hoping to meet the challenge so we can receive the full $10,000 in available funds. With 3 days left, we still have $2,000 to go!

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  1. Capsaicin Vault

    Capsaicin gives hot chiles their burn, this new vault includes photos of a capsaicin nasal spray, a couple experiences, a little chemistry info, and a law page.

  2. Ethylene Vault

    Abandoned as an anaesthetic because of its flammability, ethylene features in the debate over the mysterious "pneuma" of the Oracle at Delphi rites. A recent journal article by Foster and Lehoux argue that there is little evidence to support the ethylene hypothesis.

  3. Nicotine Vault

    Separated out nicotine from the Tobacco Vault and added nicotine- specific Basics, Law, Chemistry, and Dose pages as well as a nicotine timeline.

  4. "Cheese" Heroin

    A description of the media-hyped "cheese" heroin outbreak in Texas.

  5. New Image Vault Additions
    Five new images were added, including:

    Capsaicin (Hot Pepper Extract) Image Vault

    Lophophora williamsii (Peyote)

  6. Art Vaults

    Three new artists were added to the Visionary Art Vaults this month.

    May Featured Artist: Manub

  7. New Online Books

    Eight new online books were added to the library, including:

    Joyous Cosmology, by Alan Watts (pdf)

    Hallucinogens and Culture, by Peter Furst (pdf)

    The Book of Grass, edited by Andrews & Vinkenoog (pdf)

  8. The Erowid Review
    Two book reviews were added:

    "Eduardo el Curandero: Words of a Peruvian Healer", reviewed by D. Arnson

    "The Age of Entheogens & The Angels' Dictionary", reviewed by R. Case

  9. 352 New Experience Reports

    Some of the top rated experiences published this month were:

    "I Am Not Hardcore" (Alcohol, Ketamine & 1,4-butanediol), by maison
    A humorous telling of missteps with CNS depressants.

    "Amazing Airbulb Invention" (smoked N,N-DMT), by PippUK
    A compilation of short, positive, experiences by someone first experimenting with smoking DMT.

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