Providing a Better Living Through Chemistry to a Generation.

13 10 2011

An exquisite 8 minute documentary-style interview with Nick Sand, the chemical revolutionary who synthesized the renowned Orange Sunshine and was the first person to discover the effects of DMT could be experienced by smoking it.


VIdeo: Sasha Shulgin, 1987. ‘Varieties of psychedelic experience’

17 06 2011

Video of Sasha Shulgin giving a talk about psychedelics in 1987 recorded by Sound Photosynthesis.  1 hour talk and 1 hour of questions: the talk is fun, especially taking into account the year it was given, but questions were rather mediocre in my opinion.

parts 2 – 7 can be found here.

MAPS founder Rick Doblin answers questions from the Reddit community

24 04 2011

Discussion of MAPS’ mission, psychedelic psychoterhapy and the progress towards medical approval of MDMA and psychedelics.

O on E (and Addiction says MDMA doesn’t make you stupid)

15 02 2011

Oprah’s O Magazine has published a lengthy article about MDMA and it’s therapuetic applications based on a year’s worth of the author’s research.

and this is coming out at the same time that the journal Addiction published a paper about a $1.8 million, 5-year, NIDA-funded study by John Halpern of the neurocognitive consequences of Ecstasy use that “Shows Ecstasy Not Associated with Cognitive Decline.

Anonymous Engravings on Ecstasy Pills

1 02 2011

Conceptual art book of pressed pill ecstasy designs.

“Like a modern-times archaeologist, Geneva-based artist FREDERIC POST hunted, collected and copied logos of Ecstasy pills during five years. Only interested in the visual dimension of these objects, he compiles his collection of drawings in a book entitled “Anonymous Engravings on Ecstasy Pills”, conferring thus value to an underground iconography of over 500 signs.”

He’s also made ecstasy jewelry.


From Neurons to Nirvana

6 01 2011

Check out some these very interesting interview clips from the upcomming documentary about psychedelic healing: From Neurons to Nirvana:

Online Videos from the 2010 Horizons Conference

17 12 2010

Videos from the 2010 “Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics” conference are now online. The conference took place on Sept. 24-26 at Judson Memorial Church in New York City. The available videos are:

  • Jeffrey Guss, M.D., “The NYU Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Research Project’s Psychedelic Psychotherapy Training”
  • Matthew W. Johnson, Ph.D., and Mary P. Cosimano, M.S.W., “Psilocybin in Smoking Cessation: A Pilot Study”
  • Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D., “Psychedelics, Psychotherapy, and Change”
  • Jill Harris, “Challenges in Changing the Legal Status of Entheogens”
  • JP Harpignies, “Psychedelics, Utopianism, and Psycho-Spiritual Inflation”
  • Erik Davis, “Psychedelics: Between Natural and Supernatural”
  • Rick Strassman, M.D., “Old Testament Prophecy – A Western Model of the Psychedelic Experience