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Pihkal: A Chemical Love Story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2005

    A must have for an researcher of psychadelics

    This book contains two parts. The first part is a personal story of exploration by the renowned chemist Alexander Shulgan. The second part is even more interesting - it is a summery of years and years of psychadelic research on phenthalamines. Each chemical contains information on it's synthesis, dosage, effects, and commentary. Shulgan explored the known phenthalamines, then produced HUNDREDS of completely new chemicals and analogs in his quest to explore a class of chemicals that ranges from mescaline to MDMA (ecstacy). This book is a must have for the underground chemist, psychonaut, college student, or DEA agent.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2002

    Great read

    As a synthetic Organic chemist I found this book to be an interesting addition to my collection of chemical ideas. So much to experience... so little time...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2002

    If you love the quest for knowledge

    This book is for anyone intruiged by the world of psychidelics. Includes an autobiography in the voice of alexander shulgin, and his wife, which explains many of his experiences and discoveries in the psychidelic world. The second half is for you chemists out there who are just as intruiged by all of the phenethylamines, and their adventurous characteristics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2000


    Incredibly satisfying and informative book from the forfather himself (and his partner). First half of the book is an excellent read and the second half comes in as an excellent resource. Much recommended book for anyone interested in the history of compounds or someone wanting an excellent and interesting biography to read

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