Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin, the most prolific psychedelic chemist of all times (1925 - 2014), and his wife Ann, a lay psychedelic therapist, published PIHKAL in 1991. Half an autobiographical love story and half a recipe book of psychoactive molecules of the phenetylamine family ( like mescaline, MDMA or 2.cb), PIHKALwas a true groundbreaking publication that gave inspiration and courage to other authors and started the fluorishing of books and encyclopediae that have been published since then in the field of psychedelics.
In 1997, they published TIHKAL, with several personal anecdotes, the story of the "home invasion" by the DEA and the "chemical section" dedicated to the tryptamines like LSD, DMT or psilocibin.
Personally I consider these two books some of the most beautiful and inspiring readings of my life and I strongly recommend them to all the people interested - for wathever reason - in the field.
Now you can purchase these inestimable books also in e-book format. Please visit Transform Press for details. And learn about the forthcoming collector's edition of PIHKAL and TIHKAL and other books available.here
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