Tihkal: The Continuation

By Alexander Shulgin, Ann Shulgin

TiHKAL is a 1997 e-book written through Alexander Shulgin and Ann Shulgin a couple of kin of psychoactive medicinal drugs referred to as tryptamines. A sequel to PiHKAL (Phenethylamines i've got identified And Loved), the total identify of the e-book is Tryptamines i've got recognized And enjoyed: The Continuation.

TiHKAL, very like its predecessor PiHKAL, is split into elements. the 1st half is a fictionalized autobiography, carrying on with the place PiHKAL left off, however it then maintains right into a number of essays. those essays variety from psychotherapy and the Jungian brain to the superiority of DMT in nature, ayahuasca and the conflict on medicines. the second one a part of TiHKAL is an in depth synthesis guide for fifty five psychedelic compounds (many came upon by way of Alexander Shulgin), with dosages, chemical constitution and qualitative comments.

Like PiHKAL, the Shulgins have been encouraged to unlock the synthesis info which will shield the public's entry to information regarding psychedelic compounds, a objective Alexander Shulgin has famous time and again. Following a raid of his laboratory in 1994 by means of the us DEA, Richard Meyer, spokesman for DEA's San Francisco box department, acknowledged that "It is our opinion that these books are pretty well cookbooks on easy methods to make unlawful medicines. brokers inform me that during clandestine labs that they've raided, they've got came upon copies of these books." this perspective emphasised Shulgin's have to unlock the data to make sure its maintenance, and ended in the discharge of TiHKAL and his different publications.

Table of Contents
Note to Reader
Comments at the Title

BOOK 1 — the tale Continues

1 Invasion
2 Lourdes
3 The Dred and different studying Experiences
4 The Brazil Caper
5 'Shrooms
6 PanSoph 2
7 Stamps
8 Leningrad Letters
9 La Ruta del Bakalao

10 Places within the Mind
11 Sex, medications and the Older Players
12 The Lioness and the key Place
13 Flashbacks
14 The Intensive

15 DMT is Everywhere
16 Hoasca vs. Ayahuasca
17 MGS

18 What huge Bang?
19 Three Photographs
20 Designer Drugs

Part 5: medications AND POLITICS
21 Could We? may still We?
22 Barriers to Research
23 Who is John Jones?
24 Cui Bono?

25 Galileo

BOOK II — The Chemistry Continues


Appendix A: Bill of Rights
Appendix B: Current Drug Law
Appendix C: Glossary
Appendix D: Acknowledgments
Appendix E: Cactus Alkaloids
Appendix F: Carbolines
Appendix G: Histamines
Appendix H: Known Tryptamines
Appendix I: Long Index to ebook II

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I searched the air above me. The styles have been nonetheless there, relocating continually among me and the ceiling. this means that i must discover it, examine it, personal no matter what element of myself it represents. i'm wondering if it is simply my Observer? there has been track at the radio, and apparently sufficient, I heard it with none specific raise of figuring out or emotional relation- send, as frequently occurs with different psychedelics. during this country, it was once song and great sufficient, however it had not anything to do with every thing else that used to be occurring. It was once irrelevant. I checked out my beloved's face and observed it coloured in mottled oranges, 'Shrooms a hundred and fifteen yellows and browns. no longer appealing, yet definitely earthy, and i might obvious that form of pores and skin coloring earlier than, in the course of earlier mushroom experiments. My face most likely appears to be like all mottled to him, too. Shura remarked, "It's Beethoven; are you pleased with it? " I nodded, "It rather does not topic, yet it is high quality. And generic. " yet, whilst I stated it, i spotted that i used to be now not trying to find anchors like favourite track, simply because I had began to be extra conscious of the crucial anchor inside myself, and used to be very slowly commencing to consider much less driven at via the chickenwire squares and the stressed streams of colour, and more and more enhanced in my center. I appeared over at Shura. He used to be nonetheless my different Me, my crucial individual, epidermis of my dermis and blood of my blood. there has been no rush of emotion approximately him, simply rapid acknowledgement of who he was once and what we have been to one another. I became again to go looking the styles filling the air above the mattress, attempting to consider out the character of no matter what kind of realization used to be current. All i'll feel was once a brain whose view of the area with its contradictions and chaos used to be matter-of-fact; there has been an perspective of "That's how it is; you achieve not anything by means of resisting or complaining; settle for it. " It wasn't unkind; simply calm and funky, down-to-earth. Oh, sure. i do know that one. that is only a model of my very own Observer back. i am projecting it onto anything "out there," yet it really is a part of my very own psyche, love it or now not. I lay on my again, watching up on the troublesome tangle of traces and dots among me and the ceiling, considering what in heaven i used to be presupposed to do with any of it. I had well-known the projection of what I known as my Observer, yet past that, of what use used to be it? possessing all of it as a part of myself makes my experience of regulate higher, however it does not do a lot to respond to the query which maintains to nag: what's this element of my brain? Is it additionally a facet of the common brain? convinced, in fact. So i am again within the outdated loop back. regardless of the common realization is, our personal is a reflect of it. The a part of ourselves which we (most people) favor, consider ok with — the affectionate, loving, worrying half — is balanced by means of different components, together with the only which emerged during this event, that's characterised by means of cool understanding, popularity, loss of emotional heat or reaction. it's not opposed to such emotions, however it is not concerned with them.

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