Pihkal: A Chemical Love Story

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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.

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Aug 16, 2009

Wonderful Reference/Entertainment

This book is like a scientific Magical Mystery tour, allowing readers to Experience, what very few people will ever get to experience in our lifetime. Thanks Alexander, maybe someday, the "Thought Police" will be no more. So much good could come of the free exchange of ideas, and the safe and proper use of one of God's true miracles, which A. Shulgin has catalogued so eloquently.


Apr 6, 2007

Mmm, Phenethylamines

This book is the bible for the laboratory synthesis of phenethylamines. Shulgin is responsible for most of these chemicals even existing, therefore it's fairly easy to see that he's the foremost authority on the subject. Half of the book deals with chemical synthesis and bioassays, the other half is a semi-autobiographical story written through the alternating perspectives of Sasha and Ann. A wonderful book.

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