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Ann Shulgin
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Ann Shulgin
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Ann Shulgin
Ann Shulgin was a researcher and writer who worked with psychedelics such as MDMA and 2C-B for three years as a lay-therapist while they were still legal. She had unique and valuable insights into the beneficial effects that psychedelics can have in therapeutic contexts and had made herself a spokesperson for those who continue to do such work.

With her husband Sasha, she co-authored the books PIHKAL and TIHKAL, and she worked together on Book Three in that series. Ann spoke at conferences, particularly about the healing potential of MDMA and psychedelics, and was a respected elder in the psychedelic community.

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Author of (Books)
  • TIHKAL, online version (1997)
  • PIHKAL, online version (1991)
  • Author of (Articles)
  • "Out of the Memory Box: Prague 1992" (2016)
  • "Frontiers of Pharmacology", with Sasha Shulgin, in Higher Wisdom (2005)
  • "A New Class of Criminals" (2001)
  • "A New Vocabulary", with Sasha Shulgin, in Entheogens and the Future of Religion (1997)
  • "The New Psychotherapy: MDMA and the Shadow" (1995)
  • MDMA: General Information (Underground pamphlet, ca. 1980s)
  • Interviews
  • "My Interview with Ann Shulgin and Tania Manning", interviewed by Hu_dat for Rooster magazine (2012)
  • Love and Other Drugs, Interview (2010)
  • "Ann & Sasha Shulgin Speak...", The Entheogen Review (2008)
  • "Daddy Ecstasy", Mail & Guardian (Jan 2006)
  • "A Visit with Ann and Sasha Shulgin", Libération (2001)
  • "Chemophilia" (1993)
  • Lectures : Audio Recordings
  • "Ask the Shulgins", mp3 from Palenque Norte, Burning Man (2006)
  • "Psychedelic Psychotherapy and the Shadow", mp3 from MindStates (2002)