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Erowid Announcement #92
Aug 25, 2008
Friends of Erowid,

For only the second time in 14 years, we've decided not to attend Burning Man. In years past, we've brought a small library of information resources and enjoyed a steady stream of playa dust- spangled visitors to the Erowid dome, but this year we're taking a break.

Two Erowid Center fundraising events held in San Francisco (June) and Seattle (July) celebrated the public launch of the new non-profit. Between the two events we more than $40,000 and connected with many Erowid supporters and volunteers whom we mostly interact with online. Many thanks to all who contributed in the myriad ways that helped made these evenings successful.

We welcome submissions, suggestions, criticisms, or corrections at

fire & earth


  1. Bromo-Dragonfly Death and Hospitalization (Sweden)

    Overview of a Sep 2007 incident in which a Danish man was hospitalized and another died after ingesting bromo-dragonfly.

  2. Possible 4-methylmethcathinone-Related Death (Denmark)

    The mystery surrounding a young Danish man's death is a testimony to the uncertainties that can surround the use of novel chemicals whose effects and risks are not well understood.

  3. The Absinthe Enigma

    An article about Absinthe's history as a psychoactive and its recent resurgence of popularity.

  4. The Debate About Wormwood and Thujone Psychoactivity

    A companion article about wormwood, the psychoactivity of thujone, the thujone content of historic absinthe, and controversial and contradictory recent research into these issues.

  5. Breathing Vault

    Information, links, and experiences related to techniques of modifying the breath to influence consciousness.

  6. Datura Effects

    A description of the effects of Datura plants including duration, positive, neutral and negative effects.

  7. Measuring Psychedelic Experience

    An update on two current research projects that analyse the content of reports from the Erowid Experience Vaults.

  8. Teatime: Candy Girl Researcher

    The Teafaerie reflects on her informal surveying of psychedelics users while on the job at a concert venue in the early 1990s.

  9. AMT Timeline

    Important dates in this tryptamine's history, from its Mar 1968 mention in the DEA's Microgram, to its Sep 2004 scheduling.

  10. Tabernanthe iboga Basics

    A single page summary of that serves as an overview of information about the powerfully psychedelic Tabernanthe iboga plant.

  11. Ibogaine Basics

    A single page summary of basic information about ibogaine, the primary psychoactive chemical found in Tabernanthe iboga.

  12. Ibogaine Bits & Pieces

    A page for miscellaneous bits of data about Ibogaine, such as this note about Hunter S. Thompson's 1972 Rolling Stone article claiming Democratic presidential candidate Edwin Muskie was addicted to ibogine.

  13. Entheogens Bits & Pieces

    A page for miscellaneous data about entheogens, such as this note that The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) announced the addition of the word entheogen in its September 14, 2007 quarterly update.

  14. Ayahuasca Vault: Floral Baths

    A 2006 interview with a Shipibo Shaman, who describes the use of floral baths in Peruvian shamanic healing.

  15. War: The Use of Drugs in Interrogation

    An overview of the use of pharmacologic agents to influence the communication of information during interrogations (1961).

  16. Dispensing Controlled Substances for Pain Treatment

    The DEA final rule on dispensing Controlled Substances for Treatment of Pain (2006).

  17. Issuance of Multiple Prescriptions for Schedule II Substances

    DEA 2007 final rule on doctors providing multiple prescriptions of schedule II substances.

  18. Psychoactives Law: Staggers-Dodd Bill

    The text of the 1968 Bill which made possession of many psychoactive drugs illegal for the first time.

  19. Erowid Presents at the Women's Visionary Congress

    A brief overview of the first Women's Visionary Congress held in 2007.

  20. Buddhism Vault: Tea Time

    An interesting story about a Zen practitioner's visit to Japan. Excerpt from the 1994 Thank You and OK!: An American Zen Failure in Japan.

  21. Library/Bookstore - one book added:

    Focus on Hallucinogens, by Jeffrey Shulman

  22. The Erowid Review, two reviews added:

    Real Drugs in Virtual World, reviewed by Fire Erowid

    Focus on Hallucinogens, reviewed by Lux

  23. 132 New Experience Reports

    One of the top rated experiences published was:
    "Regretamine" (Ketamine), by K Katina

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

Between Jul 15 and Aug 25, results were posted for three new tablets.

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