Erowid crew and volunteers spent Bicycle Day and 4/20 reconnecting
with old friends and meeting new ones at the Psychedelic Science
conference in Oakland, CA. From responses at Erowid's booth, Earth
and Fire's presentation on "The State of the Stone" was a favorite
among attendees. Their talk was filled to standing room only by
around 400 people. The Daily Californian
had a nice little
write-up of the conference...
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On April 25, 2003, "DNA Day" was first celebrated, marking 50 years
since James Watson and Francis Crick published their results in
proposing the double-helix structure of DNA. Though
it is often repeated that Crick conceived of the structure while on
LSD, that appears to be false, since he didn't try LSD until 1967.
A Psychedelic Conversation:
Regarding Pharmacology, Creativity, and Solving Problem
(April 29, 2013) at the Wisconsin Union Directorate, Union South TITU
Join Drs. Jim Fadiman, Paul Daley, and Nicholas Cozzi for individual
presentations followed by a panel discussion of psychedelic drugs.
Women's Visionary Congress
(June 14-16, 2013) in Petaluma, CA
The seventh annual Women's Visionary Congress will take place at the
IONS Earthrise Retreat Center.
Every culture has its own unique celebrations, and the psychedelic
community has a few culturally important dates. Teafaerie takes a
look at Bicycle Day and 4/20, then muses about the ways in which
conferences are also like holidays. She presents thoughts on these
events from a day before they happened, and reflects afterwards.
In November of 1996, Charles Grob visited Albert Hofmann near his
home in Basel, Switzerland, in order to conduct this interview of
the then-90-year-old chemist. Hofmann and Grob discuss the coming
resurgence of psychedelic research and issues of spirituality.
This early self-report on the use of LSD is from Myron Stolaroff's
papers, published as part of Erowid's Stolaroff Collection, and
transcribed by Erowid volunteer Kalle. Coincidentally this trip,
Stolaroff's first acid experience, took place exactly 13 years after
Hofmann's initial accidental LSD exposure.
A new "Words" (version 3) design printed on high-quality 100% cotton
khaki-green t-shirts is now available as a membership gift for
donations of $45 and higher. The design is an eclectic collection of
words, phrases, and ideas formed in the shape of the word "Erowid".
In 1943, Dr. Albert Hofmann took humankind's first intentional LSD
trip and discovered the psychoactive effects of this chemical that
he'd created five years earlier, resulting in the most famous bicycle
ride ever taken. The date was April 19th; it was the day after
Superman had been born, five years earlier. And five years ago on the
29th of April, the ‹bermensch of Entheogens passed away at the
respectable age of 102.
Since LSD was discovered, the earth has completed its voyage around
the sun 70 times; hence, this year's Bicycle Day marked the "Platinum
Jubilee" for the King of Psychedelics psychoptic birth. During April,
Erowid honors the real-life superhero Albert Hofmann and his
world-changing wonder child.
New summary page for known ayahuasca-related fatalities. Please let
us know if there are other cases that should be added or other
resources we should link to on this topic.
New summary page for known 25C-NBOMe-related fatalities. One of the
family of phenethylamine-related psychedelics, 25C-NBOMe is active
below a single milligram. Sadly, several hospitalizations and deaths
have been associated with the super potent -NBOMe chemicals. Please
let us know if there are other verified cases that should be added.
Information on the legal status of MDAI.
The text of the DEA's testimony before the House on prescription
drug abuse and synthetic drugs.
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testing of street ecstasy tablets and publishes these and other test
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