PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story
by Alexander Shulgin + Ann Shulgin
From the Publisher: PIHKAL (Phenethylamines I Have Known And Loved) is a classic in the psychedelic genre by psychopharmacologist Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin, co-authored with his partner Ann, which provides details of his research, synthesis, and investigations into the use of a range of psychedelic compounds for the study of the human mind. The book focuses on phenethlyamines and explores their physical properties, dosages used, and duration of effects observed, and commentary.
About the Authors: Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin (June 17, 1925 – June 2, 2014) was an American medicinal chemist, biochemist, organic chemist, pharmacologist, psychopharmacologist, and author. He is credited with introducing MDMA (“ecstasy”, “mandy” or “molly”) to psychologists in the late 1970s for psychopharmaceutical use, and for the discovery, synthesis and personal bioassay of over 230 psychoactive compounds for their psychedelic and entactogenic potential.
Ann Shulgin co-founded Transform Press in 1991 with her husband, Sasha Shulgin, out of their shared passion and commitment to an uncensored examination of psychoactive compounds. Through the Press they co-authored and published PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story (1991) and TiHKAL: The Continuation (1997), the two cult classics based on their psychedelic experiences. They also contributed jointly to several other publications including, The Secret Chief, The Secret Chief Revealed, Entheogens and the Future of Religion, and Ecstasy: The Complete Guide. Ann has served as a lay therapist facilitating the use of MDMA and 2CB in therapeutic settings while those substances were still legal. She brings a Jungian orientation to her examination of psychedelic experiences, with a particular emphasis on the integration of the Shadow and an overarching theme of spirituality and unification with the divine in all things.
ISBN: 0963009605 – EAN: 9780963009609