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- Publisher: Transform Press,U.S.
- Format: Paperback | 978 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 46mm | 1,338g
- Publication date: 22 May 1995
- Publication City/Country: La Fayette
- ISBN 10: 0963009605
- ISBN 13: 9780963009609
- Sales rank: 19,396
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By amanda whipple 29 Apr 2012
this book is divided into two halves. The first half is the story of Shulgin's life, from childhood to modern times. It is a moving and beautiful tale of one man's attempt to make sense of the world and his place in it. Intertwined in this personal experience is a budding love affair with a woman who could only be rated as amazing.
The second half consists of Shulgin's recipes and notes on the synthesis of every compound in the Phenethylamine category that he has ever made.
Overall, this book will change the way you feel about psychedelics, and the reasons that people use them. The story is at times inspiring, at times heartbreaking, and always genuine. Highly recommended as an introduction to the spirituality behind psychedelics and some of the issues involved with them.