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On May 31...
BORN: Houston Smith
DIED: Timothy Leary
Leary first took psilocybin-containing mushrooms in 1960 during a
trip to Mexico. When he returned he began the Harvard Psilocybin
Project, studying the effects of psilocybin on humans. Under the
aegis of this project, Smith, a noted religious studies scholar,
participated in the 1962 Marsh Chapel
psilocybin experiment led
by Walter Pahnke
The Teafaerie discusses the Internet as a metaphor for psychedelic
experience. Is DMT-accessed hyperspace a catalyst for rapid
acceleration of human evolution, a mere artifact of internal
exploration, or could something else entirely be going on?
Originally limited to remote Amazonian areas, use of the secretions
of the Phyllomedusa bicolor frog ("kambo") has spread to
Brazilian cities. As a result, for the Katukina people, it has also
become an affirmation of their ethnic identity.
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Derived from the venom of various toad species, chan su contains
numerous bioactive chemicals. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is
used to "resolve toxicity", reduce swelling, and alleviate pain. Four
people died in the early 1990s in the United States after orally
ingesting chan su that had been marketed as a topical aphrodisiac.
In September 2006, Pharmacotherapy published a flawed analysis
of the salvinorin A content in five commercial herbal products.
Jon Hanna took them to task in this article from The Entheogen Review.
Tentative dose and effects profiles for this lesser-known substituted
cathinone. The upcoming issue of Erowid Extracts features an article
about cathinones, including ethylcathinone.
An excerpt from "Aboriginal Siberia: a Study in Social Anthropology",
EcstasyData is a project of Erowid Center that conducts laboratory
testing of street Ecstasy tablets and publishes these and other test
Contains bk-MBDB, MDPV, Methylone, and an unidentified substance.
Contains Caffeine, MDPV, and 5-MeO-DiPT.
Contains 130.7 mg MDMA.
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