'Reality Sandwich and 2012TFC are partnering to bring you a series of videos, 2012 Time for Change presents. Directed by Joao Amorim, these videos feature celebrities and Luminaries on Conscious Evolution and Practical Solutions. In this video, the pharmacologist and chemist Sasha Shulgin talks to Daniel Pinchbeck about the power psychedelics have to "open doors that have been closed." He discusses his pioneering work, including the re-synthesization of MDMA in the late 60's and the discovery of nearly 300 new psychedelic substances.
Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin, Ph.D., is a pharmacologist and chemist known for his creation of new psychoactive chemicals. In 1960, Sasha tried mescaline for the first time. He then experimented with synthesizing chemicals with structures similar to mescaline such as DOM. Since that time, Shulgin has synthesized and bioassayed (self-tested) hundreds of psychoactive chemicals, recording his work in four books and more than two hundred papers.
The full-length film "2012 Time for Change", premiered last spring in San Francisco at the Lumiere-Landmark. It projects a radical alternative to apocalyptic doom and gloom. Directed by Emmy Award nominee Joao Amorim, the film follows journalist Daniel Pinchbeck, author of the bestselling 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, on a quest for a new paradigm that integrates the archaic wisdom of tribal cultures with the scientific method.'
...APPEAL - Sasha Shulgin Needs Our Help
This message was sent out this morning by Greg Manning, Sasha Shulgin's personal assistant and caretaker, to the extended friends and family of the Shulgin family and was also posted on Facebook. All right, community: these people are our family, and it's time to step up and help out someone whose gifts to us have been immeasurable. If you can, please help Sasha and Ann. Info below.
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PLEASE HELP, SASHA NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT
Hello Everyone ~ This morning on the way to the hospital for a scheduled test, Sasha had a stroke. He has been struggling for six months with an ulcer on his left foot that won’t heal, hoping to avoid amputation. Sasha & Ann have been in serious financial trouble for some years, and the coming medical bills will be a burden they can’t bear alone. Please, express your gratitude for all the work that Sasha has done, for everything he has given to the world, and give something back. Think of all the ways that your life, and the lives of others, have been healed, transformed, and bettered by this wonderful man. He needs your help now. No amount is too small or too large. Please give until it feels good...not until it hurts.
For non-tax-deductible contributions, Paypal $ to [firstname.lastname@example.org] or snailmail: Sasha Shulgin, c/o Transform Press, PO Box 13675, Berkeley CA 94712.
For tax-deductible online donations to support the completion of Shulgin publishing projects that are underway:http://www.erowid.org/donations/project_shulgin.php
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Thank you and all my love,