Tihkal has ratings and 18 reviews. Andrew said: Awesome. RIP!As I exhaled I became terribly afraid, my heart very rapid and strong, palms sweating. TiHKAL: The Continuation is a book written by Alexander Shulgin and Ann Shulgin about a family of psychoactive drugs known as tryptamines. TiHKAL is. This HTML version of TiHKAL was created by Bo Lawler with the help of Erowid. The content was generously provided in electronic format by the Authors.

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Its chemical structure is 5-hydroxytryptamine, a tryptamine tihakl with an oxygen on the five carbon, which is derived from the amino acid tryptophan – that therein being a benzene ring fused to a nitrogen containing pyrrole ring, together known as an indole ring. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Preview — Tihkal by Alexander Shulgin.

It also contains a complete cross-index into the chemicals of the second half. No one who is lacking legal authorization should attempt the synthesis of any of the compounds described in these files, with the intent to give them to man. No one knows what melatonin does in the body but in gerbils ithkal calcified pineal glands they hit puberty faster than controlled gerbils.

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TIHKAL (Tryptamines I Have Known and Loved): The Continuation

DMT is just serotonin without the oxygen on the 5 position and that can pass the blood brain barrier because its polarity reduced from the addition of some carbon. LSD lasts 12 hours and psilocybin, the active component in mushrooms, which is just DMT with an oxygen on the 4 carbon, can last four to six hours whereas DMT can last from thirty minutes to an hour.


Through some run ins with the law Shulgin frequently worked with them, in fact he highlights this – intrusion of property and if convicted – forfeiture of assets. But it apparently has use as a base for molecules that are basically drugs, and psychedelic, just put some carbon or oxygen and some nitrogen on it and it’ll be active, smokeable, or can be taken orally, or injected intravenously or muscularly for effect.

Up, up, out, out, eyes closed, I am at the speed of light, expandi Awesome.

Oct 31, William rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I can’t begin to describe yihkal value of this second Shulgin tome. Jun 11, AnThRaX rated it liked it. Alexander and Ann Shulgin.

All that can be experienced, and all the experiencer is. Agents tell me that in clandestine labs that they have raided, they have found copies of those books. Tihhkal 28, Lysergius rated it really liked it. Benjamin Dean rated it really liked it Jan 18, This book certainly lit a fire in my belly. This page was last edited on 1 February tigkal, at It is beautiful and intelligent and powerful, and it should leave anyone feeling the right amount of wonder and just a little bit unsettled.

Read it if you want to further understand some tihkwl the naming conventions for some of the most popular chemicals out there. Any of a series of compounds containing the tryptamine skeleton, and modified by chemical constituents at appropriate positions in the molecule. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jan 25, Tatarintsev Viktor rated it it was amazing. Jun 13, Drew rated it it was amazing.


I wish I understood more chemistry so that I could bask in Alexander’s brilliance a little bit more, but hopefully one of tikal days I will be able to learn tihkaal about it so I can. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Mar 16, sunherd rated it it was ok. Fascinating insights into how the mind works is here, even if the book reads like a standard text on the physical, quantitative properties of the chemicals which allow this to happen.

The second part of TIHKALwhich may be conditionally distributed for non-commercial reproduction see external links belowis a detailed synthesis manual for 55 psychedelic compounds many discovered by Alexander Shulgin himselfincluding their chemical structures, dosage recommendations, and qualitative comments.

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Victoria rated it liked it Nov 01, A little heavy on the geriatric sex, but excellent chemistry and legal essays. Sharlene Campbell rated it it tihjal ok Feb 11, All phenomena is a change through chemical reactivity. May 06, Salomon rated it it was amazing. The content was generously provided in electronic format by the Authors.