PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story

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PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story, by Alexander Shulgin and Ann Shulgin

Synopsis: Tells the tale of a psychopharmacologist and his wife/research partner, and recounts decades devoted to the creation and investigation of psychedelic drugs as tools for the study of the human mind. Altered state experiences are explored in the context of intimacy.

Published: September 1991 | ISBN: 978-0963009609

Mini-bio: Alexander Theodore “Sasha” Shulgin was an American medicinal chemist, biochemist, organic chemist, pharmacologist, psychopharmacologist, and author. Wikipedia

Mini-bio: Ann Shulgin is an American author and the widow of chemist Alexander Shulgin. She worked as a lay therapist with psychedelic substances such as MDMA and 2C-B in therapeutic settings while these drugs were still legal. In her writings she stresses the potential of these drugs from a Jungian psychoanalytic perspective, as well as their use in combination with hypnotherapy. She often appears as a speaker at conventions, and has continued to advocate the use of psychedelics in therapeutical contexts. Wikipedia

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