Erowid Monthly
As the sun climbs towards the hot solstice in North America and oil continues to gush from a broken pipe on our seabed, it's time for the Erowid crew to fix, clean, and re-organize our own little parts of the universe: our collections, offices, and libraries. It's also time to tidy our packs for traveling to conferences and festivals.

June 7-9, Sylvia will be presenting and chairing a panel at the Club Health Conference in Zürich, Switzerland. Jon and Bläk Hanna will be running a psychoactive drug information table at the Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa, California from June 11-13. Later in June, Jon and Sylvia will be reorganizing Jon's library and the finished Stolaroff Collection papers to make room for upcoming projects. Earth and Fire will also be starting to plan a move of the main Erowid Library to a new location.
In History...25 Years Ago Today
June 1985 - Business Week publishes "The Losing War Against Designer Drugs", following the Drug Enforcement Administration's May 31st order to emergency schedule MDMA (Ecstasy).
Latest Additions
Adapted from a presentation made by Julie Holland, MD, at the Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century conference. The text has a light conversational tone but covers the serious subject of emergency room treatment of people experiencing crises under the influence of psychedelics.
Casual users of psychedelics often repeat the factoid that N,N-DMT is created in the human pineal gland. But is it really? Where did this idea originate, and what evidence is there to support it?
A vault for MDAI, a fairly new research chemical with entactogenic effects, which has become more available over the last nine months. Includes dosage, chemistry, and a brief timeline.
Breaking down your ego with psychedelics? The Teafaerie heroically wonders what all the fuss is about. The Teafaerie will be teaching a Flow class at the Alchemeyez Visionary Art Congress, June 10-13 in Kalapana on the Big Island of Hawaii (
Crew Notes
We're continuing to work on tightening down security issues and software bugs. Please let us know if you have problems with the software on the site!
More New Content
  1. Psychoactive Frog Venom Vault
    A new vault touching on various species of frogs that produce psychoactive venoms, with links to experience reports and assorted journal articles.
  2. DMT and Old Hair
    Keeper Trout questions the assumptions of anthropologists who report in a recent journal article on their research into ancient drug use via hair-testing of mummies. Originally published in The Entheogen Review.
  3. LSD and MDA (and Little Lambs Eat Ivy)
    Part one of an interview with psychonauts Gracie & Zarkov of "Notes from Underground" fame, originally published in the rare Issue #2 of High Frontiers magazine (1987).
  4. The Occurrence, Use and Detection of Psilocine, Psilocybine and Baeocystine in Psilocybe villarrealiae from Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
    The latest mycological findings about a psilocybin-containing fungus from experts John Allen and Jochen Gartz.
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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