MATCHING CHALLENGE UPDATE
We still have $16,761 remaining in matching funds for contributions
of $125 or more made during August. Please help support our new
Wisdom Cycle project, gathering the views of elders who have used
psychedelics, by making a donation to Erowid Center before Aug 31st!
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Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics
(Oct 11-13, 2013) in New York, NY
With the goal of opening a fresh dialogue on the role of psychedelics
in medicine, culture, history, spirituality, and creativity, the
seventh annual Horizons conference will be held at Judson Memorial
Church in New York. Earth and Fire Erowid will be presenting!
Terence McKenna's "self-transforming machine elves"--discarnate
entities contacted via the use of DMT--are by now well known within
psychonautic circles. Is entity contact a phenomenon tied to this
endogenous tryptamine, or do other psychedelics pony-up pixies, too?
Jon Hanna investigates in this preview from his forthcoming book,
Are fewer women interested in entheogenic experiences than men?
If not, then what explains the limited number of female presenters
at psychedelic events? The Teafaerie tackles this touchy topic,
while lauding the efforts of those who produce the annual Women's
Sadly one of our favorite colleagues, Dr. Andrew Sewell, passed away
on July 21, due to complications related to a surgical procedure.
Andrew was an intelligent, thoughtful, humorous man, who often
provided assistance in answering complex technical questions about
science and research. As one of the most prolific young scientists
pioneering in the arena of psychedelic research and as dear friend
of Erowid, Andrew will be sorely missed.
To all members: The new issue of Erowid Extracts
is on its way
and should be in your mailbox or email inbox within days, after being
delayed for a month due to printing problems. The printer we've
worked with for 11 years produces excellent quality but encountered
an unexpected situation that delayed this issue.
Reminder: The Shulgin Lab Book Contest continues. We've had a number
of corrections submitted, but no one has yet made suggestions about
most interesting content. Check out the contest here:
With so many emerging drugs of possible concern, this month within
"From The Vaults" we take a look back nearly two decades at a
compound that is in such widespread use it now appears to truly be
an epidemic. While vaporizers have been fairly "old hat" for some
time now, new membrane purification techniques in common use today
are making ever-more potent material available to users of any age.
(It has been said that anyone who has ever tried it, invariably
will attempt to score more.) Although it goes by a slew of different
slang terms these days, back in 1994--when this FAQ came out--the
popular street names included "liquid crystal", "hot ice", and "W".
The EMCDDA notes that NBOME compounds are sometimes treated with a
procedure new to street drugs, in order to help increase their
EcstasyData is a project of Erowid Center that conducts laboratory
testing of street ecstasy tablets and publishes these and other test
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