Erowid Monthly
Consciousness, awareness, mind, and spirit are recursively impacted by the choices people make about psychoactives. This insight actively informs our work at Erowid. In June, Fire and Earth participated in a technical workshop series titled "Technology and Consciousness", and we've spent the last few months reflecting on related issues, both personally and professionally.

Following some recent personal losses, and as we begin Erowid's annual support drive, we want to extend our most positive thoughts to all conscious beings moving through the challenging, wonderful, and awe-full experience of being alive.

Support-A-Thon and Matching Drive
Every September we seek a new high for the number of contributors in a single month. In 2016 we had 1,224, so this year we're seeking 1,225 donors to contribute during the month.

Yesterday, September 7th, a supporter offered up to $6,000 to match donations of $10 to $500. So your donation will be doubled!

To support the evolution of accurate, fact-based information about psychoactive drugs, harm reduction, spiritual uses, policy reform, and visionary research, donate and help us reach this year's goal.

Check out the support-a-thon progress and donate:
In History...41 Years Ago Today
Alexander Shulgin recorded first taking MDMA (16 mg) on Sep 8, 1976. After stepping up doses, he reported first clear effects from 81 mg, taken Sep 27, 1976. Five years earlier, police had identified MDMA in samples seized from a recreational drug user near Chicago.
International Drug Policy Reform Conference
(Oct 11-14, 2017) in Atlanta, GA

Brings together people from around the world who believe that the war on drugs is doing more harm than good.

Altered Conference
(Nov 3-4, 2017) in Berlin, Germany

An international gathering of consciousness explorers from all backgrounds with talks, workshops and rituals about psychedelics, conscious practices, and social issues.
Latest Additions
Along with the continuing growth of entheotourism around the world, attention on sapo is greater than ever. Thirty years ago, journalist Peter Gorman described his first agonizing encounter with this secretion from the Phyllomedusa bicolor frog.
Our team has finished the transcription and publication of the next of Sasha's pharmacology notebooks. Book C includes reports by people in his research network about experiences with 10 of the 2C-x series, Ethyl-LAD, "345", TFMPP, and ketamine, along with other phenethylamines and tryptamines. Covers Nov 1986 to Aug 1987.
Clonazolam, 1P-LSD, 3-FPM, and 2'-Oxo-PCE are representative of a range of novel compounds sold in recent years. The recent multi-agency sting on darknet markets puts a large yet temporary dent in the economy that produces and distributes such chemicals.
This Hebrew edition is the ninth in the series of translations of Erowid's guide to relating responsibly to psychoactive plants, drugs, and technologies.
Drug Geek Factlet
Law enforcement's disastrous prohibition "policies" continue apace. Two large Tor-only ("darknet") marketplaces for controlled substances and unclassified drugs went the way of Silk Road and succumbed to law enforcement sting operations in mid-2017.
Ecstasy Data
EcstasyData is an Erowid project that conducts laboratory testing of ecstasy tablets, research chemicals, and other drugs. We publish our results online along with analyses from other testing programs.
Crew Notes
We're looking for people to proofread the Romanian version of the Fundamentals of Responsible Psychoactive Use, as well as a translator who can draft a Czech version. Please contact for details, including a version specifically for translators. Thanks!
Erowid is often mentioned in articles and books. Mentions may include positive or critical reviews, as well as citations of Erowid content.
  • Zoe and the Trolls
    New York Magazine (Jul 2017)
    "Online, she found thrills and comfort: tips on her favorite games; women talking about wanting other women;'s pictures of autopsies; Erowid's suggestions for how to safely do drugs; and chat rooms filled with other depressed people who became her support..."
  • If You're Serious, America: Here Are 26 Concrete Policy Steps to
    Reduce Opioid Addiction and Overdoses AlterNet (Jun 2017)
    "19. Provide Free Public, Community-Level Access to Drug Checking Services: Technology exists to test heroin and opioid products for adulterants via GC/MS analysis, but it has so far been unavailable at a public level in the U.S. (aside from a mail-in service run by"
  • Critical Studies of Innovation: Alternative Approaches to the
    Pro-Innovation Bias Edward Elgar Publishing (May 2017)
    "That these databases contain information of some scientific and medical relevance is suggested by neuroscientists who are now doing meta-data analysis of the anecdotal, subjective reports gathered on one of the psychonauts' webportals, Erowid vaults."
More New Content
  1. 2C-E Fatalities/Deaths
    Documenting a 2011 fatality related to the used of insufflated 2C-E.
From the Vaults
Part personal account, part history of the early 2000s when kambo (aka sapo, secretions of the P. bicolor frog) gained attention in larger Brazilian cities after migrating from Amazonian villages.
Experience Reports
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