Pihkal : A Chemical Love Story

4.35 (1,714 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?


Tells the tale of a psychopharmacologist and his wife/research partner, and recounts decades devoted to the creation and investigation of psychedelic drugs as tools for the study of the human mind. Altered state experiences are explored in the context of intimacy.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 978 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 45.72mm | 1,338.09g
  • Transform Press,U.S.
  • La Fayette, United States
  • English
  • 0963009605
  • 9780963009609
  • 29,145

Rating details

1,714 ratings
4.35 out of 5 stars
5 54% (932)
4 30% (514)
3 13% (220)
2 2% (33)
1 1% (15)

Our customer reviews

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.show more
by amanda whipple
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X