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Alexander Shulgin

Alexander Shulgin is a pharmacologist[?] and drug propagandist. He and his wife Ann Shulgin[?] authored the books TIHKAL[?] (Tryptamines[?] I Have Known and Loved) and PIHKAL[?] (Phenethylamines I Have Known and Loved), generally credited with the popularizing of ecstasy in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He discovered many other noteworthy phenethylamines[?] including the 2C* family of which 2CT2[?], 2CT7[?], and 2CB[?] are most well known.

Shulgin was given authorization by the DEA to synthesize and test the effects of psychoactive drugs. He had a group of between 20 and 30 friends with whom he regularly tested his creations. They had a systematic way of ranking the effects of the various drugs, with a vocabulary to describe the visual, auditory and physical sensations. He personally tested hundreds of drugs, mainly analogues to various tryptamines (family containing LSDDMT[[Psylocibin}}) and phenethylamines (family containing MDMAMescaline). There are an infinite number of slight chemical variations, all of which produce slight variations in effect--some pleasant and some unpleasant--and all (of the effects not the infinite number of possible variations) meticulously recorded in Shulgin's books.

Some of the more interesting chemicals mentioned in Shulgin's books include DIPT (di-isopropyl-tryptamine). This appears to almost exclusively effect the patient's sense of hearing. And this by LINEARLY (as opposed to logarithmically like the senses normally work) shifting down the percieved frequencies of sounds.

He currently works at home in Lafayette CA. He is producing two new books on isoquilonine analogues. These are primarily found in cactus.

He also goes by the name "Sasha". His birthday is June 17, 1925.

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