The commemorative edition of pihkal and tihkal 9780963009661. Sasha shulgin luminary learners project by psychdelicacy. Legendary and gifted biochemist alexander sasha shulgin formulated mdma originally developed by merck in 1912 but never used, dom, and whole families of other useful entheogens. The story continues this is the continuation of the love story from pihkal. Alexander shulgin psychology wiki fandom powered by wikia. To shulgin, the books provide scientific knowledge that proves drugs are a tool for the human mind. Alexander sasha shulgin born june 17, 1925 in berkeley, california is an american pharmacologist, chemist and psychoactive drug developer of russian descent. In 1991 and 1997, he and his wife ann shulgin compiled the books pihkal and tihkal standing for phenethylamines and tryptamines i have known and loved, from notebooks which extensively described their work and personal experiences with these two classes of psychoactive drugs. As i am sure many of you may know this book well, the first part is a story about how two people became in love with one another and how different types of chemicals helped them deal with anything from. This book gives details of their research and investigations into the use of psychedelic drugs for the study of the human mind, and is also a love story. Each copy is signed by alexander sasha shulgin and ann shulgin. Jun 03, 2014 alexander sasha shulgin, maverick chemist, psychedelic pioneer, and inspiring human being, died yesterday at 88 years old. The first half of pihkal is an excellent commentary on the shulgin s personal experiences with phenethylamines. Shulgin june 17, 1925june 2, 2014, known to friends and admirers as sasha, was a biochemist and pharmacologist best known for his synthesis, creation, and personal bioassay of hundreds of novel psychoactive compounds.
Alexander sasha theodore shulgin 1 born june 17, 1925 was an american pharmacologist, chemist and drug developer. Ann went back to work as a medical transcriber, and met alexander sasha shulgin in 1978. Jun 02, 2014 alexander theodore sasha shulgin june 17, 1925 june 2, 2014 was an american medicinal chemist, biochemist, organic chemist, pharmacologist, psychopharmacologist, and author. In this edition, each book has been split into two to make a collection of four books.
We met, married and formed a research team about twenty five years ago. The second volume, tihkal, uses the same format as pihkal to describe the effects of a range of tryptamines, and continues the shulgins chemical. Alexander sasha theodore shulgin or shura was an american chemist, pharmacologist, psychopharmacologist, and author. A chemical love story, tihkal is an acronym that stands for tryptamines i have known and loved. Alexander shulgin and ann shulgin, published in 1991.
Nov 12, 20 ann and sasha shulgin pihkal and tihkal. This is the continuation of the love story from pihkal. Pihkal is the fictionalized autobiographical account of sasha and ann shulgins research and romance, exploring altered state experiences in the context of intimacy. Pihkal is the fictionalized autobiographical account of sasha and ann shulgin s research and romance, exploring altered state experiences in the context of intimacy. The first half of tihkal is an excellent commentary on the shulgin s personal experiences with tryptamines. Jun 03, 2014 historically, shulgin will be remembered not only as a scientist, but as an icon of independence, selfexploration, and transpersonalism. The first half of tihkal is an excellent commentary on the shulgins personal experiences with tryptamines. If you are seriously interested in the chemistry contained. The continuation is a 1997 book written by alexander shulgin and ann shulgin about a family of psychoactive drugs known as tryptamines.
While his somewhat brief overview of his life gave me a good idea of his biographical basics, the section from his. In a few places, given shulgins handwriting, the age of the documents, and the peculiarities of special characters used in chemistry notation, volunteers were not able to decipher some bits of text. The first half of this book is thinly veiled autobiography, both his and his wife anns, while the second half is a reference catalog of the mindexpansion chemicals he created. Welcome,you are looking at books for reading, the pihkal a chemical love story by alexander shulgin, you will able to read or download in pdf or epub books and notice some of author may have lock the live reading for some of country.
It describes a wide variety of phenethylamines, their dosage, and their effects. Shulgin performed seminal work into the descriptive synthesis of many of these compounds. He and his wife ann shulgin authored the books pihkal and tihkal. Learn more about the legacy of one of the 20th centurys greatest alchemists in sasha shulgins books tihkal and pihkal. Jun 03, 2014 alexander sasha shulgin, who has died aged 88, was a pioneering and fearless scientist, but his chosen discipline the design and synthesis of psychedelic drugs was one of the most. The first psychotropic shulgin synthesized was dom 2,5dimethoxy4methylamphetamine.
Over the span of 50 years, he created more new psychedelic drugs than any other known person to date nearly 250 by his own accounts. Sasha is best known for popularizing mdma ecstasy and introducing it. It is highly recommended and well worth purchasing the book. Alexander sasha shulgin is a pharmacologist, chemist and drug developer. He is credited with introducing mdma ecstasy to psychologists in the late 1970s for psychopharmaceutical use and for the discovery, synthesis and personal bioassay of over 230 psychoactive compounds for their. He first began his study of organic chemistry at harvard university. Pihkal phenethylamines i have known and loved is a unique book written by renowned psychopharmacologist alexander shulgin and his wife ann shulgin.
The two books provide recipes for almost every mindbending drug known to humankind. He is credited with introducing mdma ecstasy, mandy or molly to psychologists in the late 1970s for psychopharmaceutical use and for the discovery, synthesis and. Alexander and ann shulgin, in a photo from their book tihkal, c. The subject of the work is psychoactive phenethylamine chemical derivatives, notably those that act as psychedelics andor empathogenentactogens. Part ii, to be called tihkal, is due at the end of the year. Sasha shulgin is legendary for his pioneering work exploring the depths of the mind through chemistry.
The shulgins about tihkal alexander and anne shulgin in their california home talk about their experiences with psychedelics, therapy and their books. Alexander shulgin and ann shulgin, pihkal, a chemical. Purchasing the book also gets you a far more complete crossindex into the chemicals described in the second half. The main title is an acronym that stands for phenethylamines i have known and loved. Thirtythree years later, ann and her husband, sasha, are still married and still love each other intensely. Sep 09, 1997 alexander sasha theodore shulgin 1 born june 17, 1925 was an american pharmacologist, chemist and drug developer. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Books 6, 1, and 2 demonstrate what the transcribed shulgin lab books will look like, after the process of deciphering, transcribing, and creating a facsimile takes place. Part i, a book they call pihkal, was selfpublished in 1991.
Sasha shulgin pihkal y tihkal en espanol home facebook. They have cowritten two books, pihkal and tihkal, both of which continue to be discovered by new readers, and they consider themselves among the luckiest and most blessed of human beings. A chemical love story by alexander shulgin goodreads. The second volume, tihkal, uses the same format as pihkal to describe the effects of a range of tryptamines, and continues the shulgins chemical love story. A chemical love story has shown me great inspiration into why i do things, as well as my hope to understand the consciousness. Ann shulgin luminary learners project by psychdelicacy. A chemical love story with a blend of travel, botanical facts, scientific speculation, psychological and political commentary. This called upon a background of psychedelic drug invention and exploration of the p. Tihkal isbn 0963009699 on vuonna 1997 julkaistu tryptamiineja kasitteleva kirja, jonka on kirjoittanut tohtori alexander shulgin ja. Check out the documentary dirty pictures about his work below. Alexander shulgin and ann shulgin which was published in 1991.
The continuation is a 1997 book written by alexander shulgin and ann shulgin about a family of psychoactive drugs. The title is an anagram for phenethylamines i have known and loved. It also includes appendices that relate to cactus alkaloids, natural betacarbolines, and drug law. The increasing reluctance of the scientific research community to accept these new discoveries led to the writing and publication of the books. Shulgin was credited with the popularization of mdma, commonly known as ecstasy, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, especially for psychopharmaceutical use and the treatment of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. Sasha shulgin pihkal, chapter 2 it was a day that will remain blazingly vivid in my memory, and one which unquestionably confirmed the entire direction of my life. Ann shulgin and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. Great book, if you like the shulgins, you should own both books in my humble opinion you will find great value in both. The first half of pihkal is an excellent commentary on the shulgins personal experiences with phenethylamines. It also contains a complete crossindex into the chemicals of the second half. A continuation by alexander shulgin, ann shulgin, daniel m perrine foreword by online at alibris. Mar 21, 2007 alexander and anne shulgin in their california home talk about their experiences with psychedelics, therapy and their books pihkal and tihkal, sometimes called the bibles for the psychonauts.1296 1149 1227 1580 697 806 750 1395 532 1521 1215 1361 1062 1494 1155 471 364 1389 1255 72 1575 821 794 1099 1526 1442 55 1407 356 656 380 84 588 789 1184 292 1168 600 1132 1471