As we move towards Solstmas and 2012--a year that promises stories
about Mayan prophecies and homages to Terence McKenna--the Erowid
crew has been digging through more archiving work. While the DEA has
been busy harassing medical marijuana dispensaries and emergency
scheduling some euphoric stimulants, we've been finishing the next
issue of Erowid Extracts and prepping for November's Reform
Conference. We're also thinking ahead to December gatherings:
Entheogenesis Australis and MAPS' Cartographie Psychedelica.
We hope to see some of you at these events!
Research published in 2010 found that acetaminophen (paracetamol) was
able to reduce the cognitive pain of social rejection. Although
acetaminophen is well known for reducing physical pain, this research
shows how blurry the lines can be between psychoactive and
Cartographie Psychedelica: MAPS Celebrates 25 Years of Research & Education
(Dec 8-12, 2011) Oakland, California
Sure to be another memorable event, Erowid will have a table at the
MAPS conference. Stop by and say hello.
Beyond: Transpersonal Photographs
(Oct 13 - Dec 31) Culver City, California
Stunning portraits of counter-cultural figures by photographer Marc
Highly anticipated, The Shulgin Index is now available. This entry
for MBDB, the lesser-known cousin of MDMA that inspired David Nichols'
1986 coining of the term "entactogen", offers a peek at the book's
While cataloging the Stolaroff Collection, Jon Hanna ran across an
infamous article penned by a young undergrad named Andrew Weil and
his co-author Joseph Russin. The two report on and editorialize
about Harvard's expulsion of Alpert (Ram Dass) and Timothy Leary.
Fire and Earth Erowid will be speaking at the Drug Policy Alliance's
biennial International Drug Policy Reform Conference, held November
2-5, 2011, in Los Angeles, CA. They will participate in a panel on
Salvia, Synthetic Marijuana, & Emerging Drug Criminalization Trends
Twenty-five years ago on October 27, the Controlled Substance
Analogue Enforcement Act of 1986 was signed into U.S. law. This piece
of legislation was the first of its kind, effectively making
substances illegal that hadn't (and still haven't) yet been invented.
In 1962, while synthesizing BZ, James Moore accidentally ingested
some of this unpleasant deliriant and recorded his experience. A
student of his provided the lab book pages and a brief introduction
about Moore, the undercover CIA agent who accompanied Wasson to the
highlands of Mexico to search for psilocybin-containing mushrooms.
Another five experience reports from Sasha Shulgin's lab books have
been transcribed and added to the vaults. These are reports for
MDMA, Aleph-4, and 2C-D by Shulgin's research group, from 1978.
A comprehensive review of the legal history of medical cannabis in
the United States, through April 2010, by Mark Eddy of the
Congressional Research Service. Includes information about legal
cases, laws, regulations, and bills. The CRS is a non-partisan
academic wing of the U.S. Congress that does targeted reviews at
the request of Senators and Representatives.
A new vault focused on the Swiss visionary artist H.R. Giger, of
Alien movie fame. His biomechanical artwork adroitly expresses
humanity's inner shadow.
EcstasyData is a project of Erowid Center that conducts laboratory
testing of street ecstasy tablets and publishes these and other test
Contains MDMA, Methamphetamine, and Caffeine.
Contains 5-MeO-DiPT, Lidocaine, and an Unidentified Substance.
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