Psychedelic hero Alexander Shulgin nearing death(update: he has passed)

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  1. weich

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    http://boingboing.net/2014/06/01/psychedelic-hero-alexander-shu.html

    From the wiki on Shulgin:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Shulgin

    I found out who Shulgin was after he did an interview in Playboy, probably sometime around 2003 or 2004. He came across a really smart and interesting guy.

    Liver cancer is a bad way to go, but I am happy he is with his family and not in tremendous pain.

    Edit: Shulgin passed away yesterday.
     
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    Wow, didn't think he was still alive.

    Thanks for the good times, Sasha.
     
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    Never heard of him.
     
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    He is probably best known for the guy that brought MDMA to the mainstream. Most people don't know that for a while it was a prescription drug used to increase intimacy between couples.
     
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    His books are really interesting. Hopefully he dies peacefully.
     
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    I don't respect him more than Albert Hoffman, but he's ok in my book. Time to go end the book how you started it, old chum. Enjoy the final trip.
     
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    Pretty cool documentary on him, the full thing is on youtube.


    For those of you wondering who he is, if youve ever done ecstasy, lsd, or any other synthetic psychedelic drug, theres a good chance it was synthesized using his formulas.
     
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    An incredible man. Hope he dies peacefully
     
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    lol at "psychedelic hero."
     
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    So you're the guy that really does read playboy for the articles??!
     
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    Lmao
     
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    I enjoy the pictorials, but yeah, I read the articles. They usually get pretty candid interviews and they've had a lot of great writers do short stories.
     
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    It's a pretty ridiculous title, but I just copied the title of the article I linked to in the OP.

    I think that over the next 50 years there will be a lot of research indicating the true value of psychedelic drugs in the treatment of depression, PTSD, and other similar conditions.
     
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    I saw a documentary on him, he seemed like a pretty cool guy.
     
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    He introduced mdma to America and in doing so, created a subculture of terrible music.
     
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    For those that listen to the psychedelic salon podcasts , Lorenzo Hagerty will likely have further coverage and updates concerning shulgins passing
     

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