Tihkal: The Continuation

Alexander Shulgin, Ann Shulgin

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TiHKAL is a 1997 book written by Alexander Shulgin and Ann Shulgin about a family of psychoactive drugs known as tryptamines. A sequel to PiHKAL (Phenethylamines i Have Known And Loved), the full title of the book is Tryptamines i Have Known And Loved: The Continuation.

TiHKAL, much like its predecessor PiHKAL, is divided into two parts. The first part is a fictionalized autobiography, continuing where PiHKAL left off, but it then continues into a collection of essays. These essays range from psychotherapy and the Jungian mind to the prevalence of DMT in nature, ayahuasca and the War on Drugs. The second part of TiHKAL is a detailed synthesis manual for 55 psychedelic compounds (many discovered by Alexander Shulgin), with dosages, chemical structure and qualitative comments.

Like PiHKAL, the Shulgins were motivated to release the synthesis information as a way to protect the public's access to information about psychedelic compounds, a goal Alexander Shulgin has noted many times. Following a raid of his laboratory in 1994 by the United States DEA, Richard Meyer, spokesman for DEA's San Francisco Field Division, stated that "It is our opinion that those books are pretty much cookbooks on how to make illegal drugs. Agents tell me that in clandestine labs that they have raided, they have found copies of those books." This attitude emphasized Shulgin's need to release the information to ensure its preservation, and led to the release of TiHKAL and his other publications.



TABLE OF CONTENTS
Definition
Table of Contents
Foreword
Note to Reader
Comments on the Title
Preface
Introduction


BOOK 1 — The Story Continues

Part One: ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURES
1 Invasion
2 Lourdes
3 The Dred and Other Learning Experiences
4 The Brazil Caper
5 'Shrooms
6 PanSoph 2
7 Stamps
8 Leningrad Letters
9 La Ruta del Bakalao

Part Two: PSYCHEDELICS AND PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION
10 Places in the Mind
11 Sex, Drugs and the Older Players
12 The Lioness and the Secret Place
13 Flashbacks
14 The Intensive

Part Three: TRYPTAMINA BOTANICA
15 DMT is Everywhere
16 Hoasca vs. Ayahuasca
17 MGS

Part Four: TIME AND TRANSFORMATION
18 What Big Bang?
19 Three Photographs
20 Designer Drugs

Part Five: DRUGS AND POLITICS
21 Could We? Should We?
22 Barriers to Research
23 Who is John Jones?
24 Cui Bono?

EPILOGUE
25 Galileo



BOOK II — The Chemistry Continues

Index
Tryptamines

APPENDICES
Appendix A: Bill of Rights
Appendix B: Current Drug Law
Appendix C: Glossary
Appendix D: Acknowledgments
Appendix E: Cactus Alkaloids
Appendix F: Carbolines
Appendix G: Histamines
Appendix H: Known Tryptamines
Appendix I: Long Index to Book II
519 Pages
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