Pihkal

Pihkal
Author: Alexander Theodore Shulgin,Ann Shulgin
Pages: 978
ISBN: 0963009605
Available:
Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Phenethylamines I Have Known and Loved,A unique document written by renowned psychopharmo,#NAME?,of his research and investigations into the use,of psychedelic drugs for the study of the human,mind. Also describes in detail a wealth of phenet-,hlyamines, their physical properties, dosages used,and duration of effects observed, and commentary.

The Commemorative Edition of Pihkal and Tihkal

The Commemorative Edition of Pihkal and Tihkal
Author: Alexander T. Shulgin,Ann Shulgin
Pages: 2102
ISBN: 0963009664
Available:
Release: 2018-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lovingly prepared by Joshua Marker along with a devoted team of volunteers, this commemorative publication of PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story and TiHKAL: The Continuation features the original texts enhanced with complete errata, new essays, anecdotes, and reminiscences by numerous colleagues, previously unpublished photographs, and original art. PiHKAL is the fictionalized autobiographical account of Sasha and Ann Shulgin's research and romance, exploring altered state experiences in the context of intimacy. It describes a wide variety of phenethylamines, their dosage, and their effects. The second volume, TiHKAL, uses the same format as its predecessor to describe the effects of a range of tryptamines, and continues the Shulgin's chemical love story. It also includes appendices that relate to cactus alkaloids, natural beta-carbolines, and drug law. In this edition, each book has been split into two paperback volumes to make a collection of four, housed in a commemorative slipcase set.

The Commemorative Pihkal and Tihkal

The Commemorative Pihkal and Tihkal
Author: Alexander Shulgin,Ann Shulgin
Pages: 2102
ISBN: 0999547232
Available:
Release: 2021-08-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Commemorative Edition of PiHKAL and TIHKAL, a four volume set complete with 200 original photographs, art, poetry, and numerous anecdotes and reminiscences by colleagues and close friends, chronicles the explorations of psychopharmacologist Alexander Shulgin and his wife Ann Shulgin into the families of psychoactive compounds known as phenethylamines and tryptamines.

Tihkal

Tihkal
Author: Alexander Theodore Shulgin,Ann Shulgin
Pages: 804
ISBN: 0963009699
Available:
Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Contains over 70 experiments, complete with notes,and ingredients with the focus on Tryptamines.,The first half concentrates on Shulgin's spiritual,journey, ideas and philosophy. Foreword by Daniel,M Perrine and preface by Nicholas Saunders. Edited,by Dan Joy.,.

Pihkal

Pihkal
Author: Alexander Theodore Shulgin,Ann Shulgin
Pages: 978
ISBN: OCLC:962854641
Available:
Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book contains two parts. The first part is a personal story of exploration by the renowned chemist Alexander Shulgan. The second part is even more interesting - it is a summery of years and years of psychadelic research on phenthalamines. Each chemical contains information on it's synthesis, dosage, effects, and commentary. Shulgan explored the known phenthalamines, then produced HUNDREDS of completely new chemicals and analogs in his quest to explore a class of chemicals that ranges from mescaline to MDMA (ecstacy).

Neuropsychedelia

Neuropsychedelia
Author: Nicolas Langlitz
Pages: 316
ISBN: 9780520274822
Available:
Release: 2012-11-07
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Neuropsychedelia examines the revival of psychedelic science since the "Decade of the Brain." After the breakdown of this previously prospering area of psychopharmacology, and in the wake of clashes between counterculture and establishment in the late 1960s, a new generation of hallucinogen researchers used the hype around the neurosciences in the 1990s to bring psychedelics back into the mainstream of science and society. This book is based on anthropological fieldwork and philosophical reflections on life and work in two laboratories that have played key roles in this development: a human lab in Switzerland and an animal lab in California. It sheds light on the central transnational axis of the resurgence connecting American psychedelic culture with the home country of LSD. In the borderland of science and religion, Neuropsychedelia explores the tensions between the use of hallucinogens to model psychoses and to evoke spiritual experiences in laboratory settings. Its protagonists, including the anthropologist himself, struggle to find a place for the mystical under conditions of late-modern materialism.

The Secret Chief Revealed

The Secret Chief Revealed
Author: Myron J. Stolaroff
Pages: 184
ISBN: 1946963356
Available:
Release: 2020-03-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Facsimile of 2004 Edition. This Book is dedicated to the memory of Leo Zeff, with the fervent hope that the revelation of his work will help bring understanding and sanity to a confused world. The Secret Chief Revealed reveals for the first time the identity of pioneering psychedelic therapist Leo Zeff, which was kept secret in the original The Secret Chief. The book contains the same text as the original with 32 pages of added material including epilogues written by Leo's children and patients, and a new introduction by Myron Stolaroff. It comprises Conversations with Zeff, pioneer in the underground psychedelic therapy movement. Reviews: "Though my father enjoyed the occasional recognition that came his way in later years, no accolade or honor ever meant as much to him as a single human being telling him how much his knowledge, wisdom, and willingness to do this work has changed his or her life. He surely left the world - and me - richer for having known him." -- Sarah Zeff "In the illegality of his time it was unthinkable to publish the excellent results of his therapy. It is therefore praiseworthy that today, years after his death, a friend has undertaken the task of publishing the details of the therapeutic methodology of this intrepid Ph.D. psychologist." -- Albert Hofmann, Ph.D., inventor of LSD "Jacob (Leo) painfully weighed the pros and cons and made the decision to challenge the law, continue his work with psychedelics, and assume personal responsibility for his activity. He has already passed the judgment of his "family," the friends and clients whose lives he has profoundly changed. They remember him with great love and gratitude. It remains to be seen how he will be judged by history..." -- Stanislav Grof, M.D., author of LSD Psychotherapy.

LSD My Problem Child

LSD  My Problem Child
Author: Albert Hofmann
Pages: 232
ISBN: UOM:39076002596521
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Multidisciplinary Assn for
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the story of LSD told by a concerned yet hopeful father, organic chemist Albert Hofmann. He traces LSDs path from a promising psychiatric research medicine to a recreational drug sparking hysteria and prohibition.We follow Dr. Hofmanns trek across Mexico to discover sacred plants related to LSD, and listen in as he corresponds with other notable figures about his remarkable discovery.Underlying it all is Dr. Hofmanns powerful conclusion that mystical experience may be our planets best hope for survival. Whether induced by LSD, meditation, or arising spontaneously, such experiences help us to comprehend the wonder, the mystery of the divine in the microcosm of the atom, in the macrocosm of the spiral nebula, in the seeds of plants, in the body and soul of people.Now, more than sixty years after the birth of Albert Hofmanns problem child, his vision of its true potential is more relevant, and more needed, than ever.

Psychedelics Encyclopedia

Psychedelics Encyclopedia
Author: Peter Stafford
Pages: 514
ISBN: 9781579511692
Available:
Release: 2013-02-18
Editor: Ronin Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the history of the use of hallucinogenic drugs and discusses the psychological and physical effects of LSD, marijuana, mescaline, and other drugs.

Entheogens and the Future of Religion

Entheogens and the Future of Religion
Author: Robert Forte
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781594777974
Available:
Release: 2012-01-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A study of the importance of psychedelic plants and drugs in religion and society • With contributions by Albert Hofmann, R. Gordon Wasson, Jack Kornfield, Terence McKenna, the Shulgins, Rick Strassman, and others • Explores the importance of academic and religious freedom in the study of psychedelics and the mind • Exposes the need for an organized spiritual context for entheogen use in order to fully realize their transformative and sacred value We live in a time when a great many voices are calling for a spiritual renewal to address the problems that face humanity, yet the way of entheogens--one of the oldest and most widespread means of attaining a religious experience--is forbidden, surrounded by controversy and misunderstanding. Widely employed in traditional shamanic societies, entheogens figure prominently in the origins of religion and their use continues today throughout the world. They alter consciousness in such a profound way that, depending on the set and setting, they can produce the ultimate human experiences: union with God or revelation of other mystical realities. With contributions by Albert Hofmann, Terence McKenna, Ann and Alexander Shulgin, Thomas Riedlinger, Dale Pendell, and Rick Strassman as well as interviews with R. Gordon Wasson and Jack Kornfield, this book explores ancient and modern uses of psychedelic drugs, emphasizing the complementary relationship between science and mystical experience and the importance of psychedelics to the future of religion and society. Revealing the mystical-religious possibilities of substances such as psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline, and LSD, this book exposes the vital need for developing an organized spiritual context for their use in order to fully realize their transformative and sacred value. Stressing the importance of academic and religious freedom, the authors call for a revival of scientific and religious inquiry into entheogens so they may be used safely and legally by those seeking to cultivate their spiritual awareness.

The Shulgin Index

The Shulgin Index
Author: Alexander Shulgin,Tania Manning,Paul F. Daley
Pages: 811
ISBN: 096300963X
Available:
Release: 2011-03-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Shulgin Index Vol. I is a comprehensive survey of the known psychedelic phenethylamines. This first volume presents: • A structure-oriented survey of psychedelic phenethylamines, amphetamines, phenylpiperazines, and other similar compounds.• Treatments of 126 main compounds with detailed physical properties, synthesis and analytical chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacological properties, and legal status. Fully referenced with over 2,000 citations.• Sub-tables of lesser-studied structural homologues and analogues.• Over 1300 total compounds covered.• Extensive cross-referencing tables for rapid location of key information.This book is an invaluable resource for researchers, physicians, chemists, and law enforcement.

The Secret Chief

The Secret Chief
Author: Myron J. Stolaroff
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0966001915
Available:
Release: 1997-10-01
Editor: Multidisciplinary Assn for
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia

Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia
Author: Rob Brezsny
Pages: 296
ISBN: 1583941231
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Frog Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In this how-to book, Rob Brezsny builds a case for 'cagey optimism,' a perspective which engages rather than represses difficulty and views the universe as inherently friendly"--Provided by publisher.

Consciousness Medicine

Consciousness Medicine
Author: Françoise Bourzat,Kristina Hunter
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781623173500
Available:
Release: 2019-06-25
Editor: North Atlantic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Françoise Bourzat has written an authoritative book on guided psychedelic therapy with important lessons for anyone thinking of either guiding or being guided.” —Michael Pollan via Twitter A comprehensive guide to the safe and ethical application of expanded states of consciousness for therapists, healing practitioners, and sincere explorers Psychedelic medicines also known as entheogens are entering the mainstream. And it’s no wonder: despite having access to the latest wellness trends and advances in technology, we’re no healthier, happier, or more meaningfully connected. Psilocybin mushrooms, ayahuasca, and LSD—as well as other time-tested techniques with the power to shift consciousness such as drumming, meditation, and vision quests—are now being recognized as potent catalysts for change and healing. But how do we ensure that we’re approaching them effectively? Françoise Bourzat—a counselor and experienced guide with sanctioned training in the Mazatec and other indigenous traditions—and healer Kristina Hunter introduce a holistic model focusing on the threefold process of preparation, journey, and integration. Drawing from more than thirty years of experience, Bourzat’s skillful and heartfelt approach presents the therapeutic application of expanded states, without divorcing them from their traditional contexts. Consciousness Medicine delivers a coherent map for navigating nonordinary states of consciousness, offering an invaluable contribution to the field of healing and transformation.

The Simple Plant Isoquinolines

The Simple Plant Isoquinolines
Author: Alexander T. Shulgin,Wendy E. Perry
Pages: 624
ISBN: STANFORD:36105129850991
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the man who has done more research into,Ecstacy than any other chemist, author of the,best-selling Phenethylamines I Have Known and,Tyroptomines I Have Known, this is a comprehensive,reference work on isoquinolines found in plants.,Found in cactii and poppies among other plants,isoquinolines have various effects and uses, and,are commonly used in Chinese medicine. Extremely,well-known and respected within his own field and,revered by many for his unparalleled research into,mind-altering substances, this new text is ideal,for botanists, chemists and fans alike.

Forensic Chemistry of Substance Misuse

Forensic Chemistry of Substance Misuse
Author: Leslie A. King
Pages: 249
ISBN: 9780854041787
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Royal Society of Chemistry
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book builds on an earlier publication by the same author: The Misuse of Drugs Act: A Guide for Forensic Scientists. It provides a chemical background to the domestic and international controls on drugs of abuse and related substances, and includes coverage of 'designer drugs' and generic/analogue controls from UK, USA and New Zealand perspectives. More general chapters cover recent history of the drug classification debate, and a proposal for consolidating a wide range of legal controls on chemical substances. This unique book will be appeal to a general readership. Forensic scientists, researchers, teachers, postgraduate and graduate students will all find this book an exceptional point of reference.

Magic Seeds

Magic Seeds
Author: V. S. Naipaul
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307370662
Available:
Release: 2012-03-15
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A stunning novel of the present moment that takes us into the hearts and minds of those who use terrorism as an ideal and a way of life, and those who aspire to the frightening power of wealth. Abandoning a life he felt was not his own, Willie Chandran (the hero of Half a Life) moves to Berlin where his sister’s radical political awakening inspires him to join a liberation movement in India. There, in the jungles and dirt-poor small villages, through months of secrecy and night marches, Willie — a solitary, inward man — discovers both the idealism and brutality of guerilla warfare. When he finally escapes the movement, he is imprisoned for the murder of three policemen. Released unexpectedly on condition he return to England, he attempts to climb back into life in the West, but his experience of wealth, love and despair in London only bedevils him further. Magic Seeds is a moving tale of a man searching for his life and fearing he has wasted it, and a testing study of the conflicts between the rich and the poor, and the struggles within each. Its spare, elegant prose sizzles with devastating psychological analysis, bleak humour and astonishing characters. Only V. S. Naipaul could have written a novel so attuned to the world and so much a challenge to it.

Secret Drugs of Buddhism

Secret Drugs of Buddhism
Author: Michael Crowley
Pages: 340
ISBN: 0907791743
Available:
Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Secret Drugs of Buddhism explores the historical evidence for the use of entheogenic plants within the Buddhist tradition and calls attention to the central role which psychedelics played in Indian religions.

The Nature of Drugs History Pharmacology and Social Impact

The Nature of Drugs  History  Pharmacology  and Social Impact
Author: Alexander Shulgin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0999547216
Available:
Release: 2021-05
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Nature of Drugs presents Sasha Shulgin's popular San Francisco State University course on what drugs are, how they work, how they are processed by the body, and how they affect our society. The course also delves into social issues and reactions involving drugs, and discussions of governmental attempts at controlling them and features Sasha's engaging lecture style peppered with illuminating anecdotes and amusing asides.

Practical LSD Manufacture

Practical LSD Manufacture
Author: Uncle Fester
Pages: 135
ISBN: 0970148577
Available:
Release: 2007-02-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This classic now in its third edition covers all the best methods used to make LSD. The emphasis is upon natural sources of lysergic acid such as wild ergot, morning glory seeds or woodrose seeds, but extraction of ergotamine migraine medicines are also detailed. Once the lysergic acid has been procured from these sources, the text moves on to detailed descriptions of the methods used to convert lysergic acid to LSD. The text does not stop there! It also gives detailed information on the chemicals used to make LSD in combination with lysergic acid, and what ordinary uses they have. The book also covers solvent management since extraction of lysergic acid from natural sources entails the use of a considerable amount of solvents. To further entertain the reader, a section is devoted to the production of TMA-2 from calamus oil, and MDMA or MDA from sassafras oil. A still further section is devoted to keeping out of trouble.