The new Erowid Extracts
is being shipped this week! Among
topics covered in this issue: Erowid's 20th anniversary, our
EcstasyData project at 15, archiving the subculture, sapo, novel
drug briefs, and "dream tripping".
We've added blotter art to our selection of thank-you gifts. There's
new and vintage designs as well as limited edition pieces signed by
people like Tim Leary, Robert Anton Wilson, the Shulgins, Ram Dass,
and members of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love. Check 'em out!
In August 1970, the Chicago Police Department seized the first MDMA
sample in the United States. Data from the analysis were announced
at a meeting of crime laboratory chemists. [Passie 2015]
Telluride Mushroom Festival
(Aug 18-21, 2016) in Telluride, CO, USA
Celebrating all things fungi. A festival with a long long history.
Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics
(Oct 7-9, 2016) in New York, NY, USA
It's the tenth anniversary of this annual event, examining the role
of psychedelic drugs in science, healing, culture and spirituality.
Friends and family, a Giants game, the beach, playing the viola, the
lab... photos spanning lifetimes are being catalogued for posterity.
A member of Team Shulgin shares observations and selections in a
review of images from the Shulgin Archives.
Covering 1986-1994, this lab book almost exclusively comprises
Shulgin work-ups and observations. Numerous trials with 2C-B and LSD
as well as other 2Cs, dronabinol, methcathinone, several lysergamides
and other chemicals included. Appears to be the last book with lab
notes; subsequent ones focus on the experience reports of others.
Volunteer Sysadmin: Erowid is seeking an experienced FreeBSD sysadmin
in the San Francisco Bay Area. We need someone to do some hands-on
work in SF in the next two months, helping to configure a security
router and set up a new log analysis machine. IRC and xmpp required.
Contact us with your resume, bonafides, and references.
Soon we will be looking for a contract web UX design team, and hiring
a chief of staff. Stay tuned for further details and get your resumes
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.
Erowid is often mentioned in articles and books. Mentions may include
positive or critical reviews, as well as citations of Erowid content.
This yearly report inventories drug-related challenges and does not
include recommendations for structural changes to address root
causes of harm related to the illicit drug trade.
The whole-issue PDF is now available online.
"CEV's are starting to blossom and boundaries are becoming fluid. It's not uncommon for me to feel some anxiety when coming up on
psychedelics. I try to focus on my breath and help guide the energy
in a positive direction."
"I was aware of a disconnect between my 'psychedelic' self - liberated from inner narration, sexy, absorbed into the energy of the
music - and the awkward realities of my actual body, with its muscle
tension and flu-like weakness..."
"+2:30 - Legs extremely restless, very very uncomfortable. Euphoria is no longer euphoric- more of just a 'sick' feeling. +3:00 - I want
this to end. Nausea occasionally occurs, legs extremely restless.
Still no visual hallucinations, auditory hallucinations gone."
Addresses questions and criticisms about the Experience Vaults. Why
do we consider them to be so important to our ongoing work? Describes
design goals for the collection, the report review process, and
properties of good experience reports.
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