By Alexander Shulgin, Ann Shulgin
Booklet I: the affection Story
Tells the story of a psychopharmacologist and his wife/research companion, and recounts many years dedicated to the production and research of psychedelic medicines as instruments for the examine of the human brain. Altered kingdom reviews are explored within the context of intimacy.
Book II: The Chemical Story
Describes intimately a wealth of phenethylamines:
• Synthesis and actual properties
(in the layout of the magazine of Medicinal Chemistry)
• Structural correlates to human vital frightened approach activity
• The dosages used and period of results observed
• statement and hypothesis on why (for instance):
a few which must have been energetic, are not
a few which wouldn't have been energetic, are
a few are too poisonous to figure out activity
And a few haven't begun to be tasted
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At first, no eyes closed images, and certainly anti-erotic. 2nd hour on, bright colors, distinct shapes Q jewel-like Q with eyes closed. Suddenly it became clearly not anti-erotic. That was the end of my bad place, and I shot immediately up to a +++. Complex fantasy which takes over Q hard to know what is real, what is fantasy. Continual erotic. Image of glass-walled apartment building in mid-desert. Exquisite sensitivity. Down by ? midnight. Next morning, faint flickering lights on looking out windows.
It is as if the mental and emotional discoveries can be mobilized, and something done about them. This combination has several enthusiastic advocates in the psychotherapy world, and should be the basis of careful research when these materials become legal, and accepted by the medical community. A generalized spectrum of 2C-B action can be gleaned from the many reports that have been written describing its effects. (1) There is a steep dose response curve. Over the 12 to 24 milligram range, every 2 milligrams can make a profound increase or change of response.
EXTENSIONS AND COMMENTARY: Here is a complex and, at the moment, totally undefined drug. There were two independent reports of analgesia, yet a thorough screen in experimental animals, conducted by a major pharmaceutical house, failed to confirm any of it. A ++ report does not necessarily reflect a psychedelic effect, since this quantitative measure of the level of activity represents the extent of impairment of function, regardless of the nature of the drug producing it. In other words, if you were experiencing the effects of a drug that would in your judgment interfere with safe and good driving, this would be a ++ whether your performance was being limited by a psychedelic, a stimulant, a hypnotic or a narcotic.
Pihkal : a chemical love story by Alexander Shulgin, Ann Shulgin