TiHKAL: The Continuation


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by Alexander ‘Sasha’ Shulgin and Ann Shulgin

From the Publisher: In TiHKAL the authors continue their exploration (begun in “PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story”) of the chemistry and transformative power of psychedelic drugs, devoting this volume to tryptamines, β-carbolines and LSD analogues. The first section is a a blend of travel, botanical facts, scientific speculation, psychological and political commentary. The second section describes in detail a wealth of tryptamines in the same format as Book II of PIHKAL, plus appendices presenting topics such as cactus alkaloids, natural beta-carbolines, current drug law, and all known tryptamines (from the literature) that might be psychedelic.

trypt-amine ‘trip-ta-,mēn

n. [tryptophan fr. tryptic, fr. trypsin, fr. Gk. tryein, to wear down (from its occurrence in pancreatic juice as a proteolytic enzyme) + amine fr. NL ammonia]

1: A naturally occurring compound found in both the animal and plant kingdoms. It is an endogenous component of the human brain.

2: Any of a series of compounds containing the tryptamine skeleton, and modified by chemical constituents at appropriate positions in the molecule.

ISBN-10: 0963009699    –    ISBN-13: 978-0963009692

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Weight 38.4 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1.5 in