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The new issue of Erowid Extracts is at the printer and will be mailed to members in early November. It includes an entertaining chapter, "Aliens, Insectoids, and Elves! Oh My!", from the upcoming book, DMT Underground. Become an Erowid member this week and along with doing your part to support independent reliable information about psychoactive drugs, you'll also get a chance to check out this great read. Erowid.org/membership
In History... 50 Years Ago This Month
October 1962. A mysterious plant used ritually by the Mazatec is sourced in San Jose Tenango, Mexico, dried for transport, and brought to the United States by R. Gordon Wasson and Albert Hofmann. This specimen is later examined and given the name Salvia divinorum by Carl Epling and Carlos D. JŠtiva-M.

In the same month, Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert launch the International Foundation for Internal Freedom (IFIF), a group with the mission of administering and investigating consciousness-expanding drugs.
Events
Webinar: Psychedelic Therapy Research: The State of the Art
(Nov 3 & Nov 10, 2012) Online
http://opencenter.org/live-webinar-psychedelic-therapy-research-the-state-of-the-art-2/

9th National Harm Reduction Conference
(Nov 15-18, 2012) in Portland, OR
http://harmreduction.org/conference

ReDUse_12: New Aspects and Developments in Recreational Drug Use
(Nov 16, 2012) in Vienna, Austria
http://checkyourdrugs.at/reduse_12/

Regeneration Festival
(Nov 17-18, 2012) in London, UK
http://regenerationfestival.org.uk/
Latest Additions
Psychoactive plants have appeared on postage stamps around the world for many years. Take a tour of some of these tiny examples of art and see what people and plants governments have chosen to honor.
After hearing excerpts of Dennis McKenna's forthcoming book, The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss, the Teafaerie reacts with shock, leading her to examine some dearly held ideas, and reflect on Terence McKenna's legacy and his influence on psychedelic culture.
We've posted a new character vault for Keeper Trout, a beloved icon and prolific writer from the underground psychedelic scene, and Technical Editor for The Entheogen Review for the last decade of its publication.
Crew Notes
Continuing our tradition, we held the third annual September drive aiming for the highest number of individual contributions in a single month. Shooting past our goal of 818, we received donations from 861 people in September, raising a total of $29,300. Thanks to everyone who came through in this show of support for Erowid Center.
From the Vaults
An examination of literature on archaeological findings about mummies excavated in northern Chile.
More New Content
  1. New MDMA and MDA Effects Duration Graphs
    We made new duration charts based on data from two separate papers (Harris, Baggott, et al. 2002 and Baggott, Siegrist, et al. 2010) that describe experiments in which humans were given MDMA or MDA. Notably, the MDA research showed that around half of the twelve subjects reported they still felt high at eight hours after being given approximately 100 mg of MDA.
Ecstasy Data
EcstasyData is a project of Erowid Center that conducts laboratory testing of street ecstasy tablets and publishes these and other test results online.
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