Erowid Monthly
It was great to get a chance to chat with so many Erowid supporters and meet many new members while at the Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century conference in April.

Remember that Erowid also publishes Erowid Extracts, our print newsletter with a new issue coming out in June. Extracts contains unique articles about psychoactives, Erowid Center's work, and related current events. Make a donation to get your subscription.
In History...100 Years Ago
Decaffeinated coffee, made through a process first commercially developed by Ludwig Roselius of Germany, is introduced to the U.S. by Merck & Co., under the name Dekafa.
Latest Additions
A description and photos of the Shulgins' participation in MAPS's Psychedelic Science conference, including the banquet in their honor and the signing and unveiling of Alex Grey's portrait of Sasha and Ann.
Some basic health warnings and contraindications about mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone), the popular new stimulant research chemical that has swept across the UK and Europe and has recently been scheduled in several countries.
The Teaferie considers how sex and psychedelics have a lot in common. Both can be sacred, heart-opening, and life-affirming, and both can also be cheap, dirty, and dangerous when they come from a sketchy source...
Glauco Vilas Boas, beloved Brazilian cartoonist and a leader of the Santo Daime religion, was slain in São Paulo in March. Bia Labate and colleagues discuss the reverbations his murder has sent throughout Brazil.
Crew Notes
The new server has been performing beautifully. We're in the process of fixing things that broke during hundreds of associated software updates. Unfortunately, the volunteering form was one thing that broke; if you filled it out Apr 10-23, we lost your data!

Shulgin Lab Book 2 transcribing is progressing quickly, and could use more help...
From the Vaults
Based on a talk given by Ann Shulgin at the Psychoactive Sacraments Conference Retreat sponsored by the Chicago Theological Seminary and the Council on Spiritual Practices, Menlo Park, California, Feb 1995.
More New Content
  1. Consideration of the Cathinones (PDF)
    A document by the British Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs which describes the chemistry, pharmacology, epidemiology, use, and known deaths related to several cathinone derivatives, including mephedrone, methylone, methedrone, and butylone.
  2. 2C-B-Fly Effects
    Information on the physical and mental effects experienced by those who ingest the research chemical 2C-B-fly.
  3. The Home Winemakers Manual (PDF)
    A detailed guide on home wine making by Lum Eisenman. Includes full descriptions of the process, equipment needed, and costs.
  4. Julie Holland Character Vault
    Dr. Julie Holland's psychiatric practice focuses on a range of drug-related behavior and phenomena, with an emphasis on PCP and MDMA.
  5. Silvia Polivoy Character Vault
    Psychologist Silvia Polivoy has directed her life's path toward promoting the healing effects of ayahuasca.
  6. Teatime: Chapel Perilous
    The Teafaerie muses on the place where she might find herself when the sheer absurdity of it all can no longer be ignored.
Ecstasy Data
EcstasyData is a project of Erowid Center that conducts laboratory testing of street Ecstasy tablets and publishes the results online. Tablets can be submitted for testing with a $40 copay.
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