The Father of Ecstasy Speaks

This short clip features Alexander Shulgin, also known as the “Father of Ecstasy,” discussing his first experiences with the drug.

For those who aren’t familiar with Shulgin, he is a former Dow chemical engineer who left the company to create and test unknown psychedelic compounds with the U.S. government’s blessing.  While MDMA had already been formally discovered on paper, Shulgin was the first person to actually ingest it.  He includes a detailed report of its effects in his book PiHKAL, which also features over 100 other undiscovered psychoactive chemicals.

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