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Erowid is looking forward to the Psychedelic Science 2013 conference, April 18-23, in Oakland, CA. Along with their "State of the Stone" presentation on Sunday, Earth and Fire will also be participating in an all-day psychedelic harm reduction workshop on April 18. Love to see you there!

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In History... 82 Years Ago
On March 22, 1931, the incomparable, incredible, infamous Ann Shulgin was born. Erowid wishes her a happy 82nd birthday. Check out a new short biography that Ann wrote about herself:

And read "No Retirement Plan for Wizards" from our columnist Teafaerie on how Shulgin fans might show their appreciation.
12th Annual International Bioethics Forum
(April 25-26, 2013) in Fitchburg/Madison, WI

This year's conference theme is: Creative Insight: Further Studies in Human Consciousness. Presenters include Lynda Barry, Erik Davis, James Fadiman, Scott Barry Kaufman, David Krakauer, William Linton, Alfonso Montuori, Steve Paulson, and Matthieu Ricard.

Entheovision 5
(May 25-26, 2013) in Berlin, Germany

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Entheovision 5 will have presentations on ethnobotany, psychology, art, spirituality, politics, and pharmacology, as they relate to mind-altering plants and drugs.

Club Health Conference
(May 28-30, 2013) in San Francisco, CA

The 8th International Conference on Nightlife, Substance Use, and Related Health Issues will bring together experts from wide ranging fields to exchange information on the latest research, policy, and practice on protecting and promoting health in nightlife settings.
Latest Additions
Over the past five years, Erowid volunteers, led by the amazing Shawn, have worked countless hours transcribing and proofreading lab books produced by chemist Alexander Shulgin from the 1960s through the 1980s. Pharmacology Notes - Book 2 is now the third book available in a fully digital and searchable edition.
The recent publication of Dennis McKenna's autobiography, The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss inspired Ralph Metzner to reflect on the contributions made to the psychedelic community by his friends, the McKenna Brothers.
This ninth issue of Psychozoic Press, from Autumn 1984, features a fun rant from Thomas Lyttle regarding esoteric knowledge imparted within psychedelic states, an early published version of "MDMA: General Information" (written by Ann Shulgin), notes on 5-MeO-DMT and IT-290 by Francis Gerard, the continuation of Elvin Smith's Terence McKenna interview, plus book reviews, and more.
Crew Notes
A new Erowid "Words" t-shirt design went off to the printer yesterday. It should be available on the site in about 10 days!
From the Vaults
Nineteen years ago, author "T. Pachanoi" posted this history of and preparation guide for the mescaline-containing San Pedro cactus to the Altered Consciousness BBS. Back in 1994, a year-and-a-half before first came online, Bulletin Board Systems helped fill the information gap that is now occupied by web pages, special interest forums, and social networking sites.
More New Content
  1. MDPV Fatalities / Deaths
    MDPV is a relatively new psychoactive drug, with little research into its pharmacological or behavioral risks. However, as with other stimulants, death can occur after use in some people or at higher doses. This page catalogs some of the known MDPV-related fatalities.
  2. Ann Shulgin Biography
    A new short biography of Ann Shulgin that wrote about herself.
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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