Shulgin, Alexander

(1925– )
   Pharmacologist and chemist known for his work on entheogens and especially as a pioneer of psychedelic research, including the synthesis of new hallucinogenic chemicals. At the University of San Francisco, Shulgin completed postdoctoral work in psychiatry and pharmacology, during which time he experimented with mescaline. Shulgin went on to work as research director at BioRad Laboratories as well as a senior research chemist at Dow Chemical Company. He pioneered work on MDMA (ecstasy), and his partner Ann Shulgin used MDMA in psychedelic therapy. In his long and successful career, Shulgin has synthesized and self-tested hundreds of entheogenic chemicals, and his results are published in four books, the most famous of which are PiHKAL (1991) and TiHKAL (1997), both cowritten with Ann Shulgin. He has also contributed to discourse on the term entheogen in the volume Entheogens and the Future of Religion (1997) and works as a scientific consultant for such clients as the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Historical dictionary of shamanism. . 2007.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Alexander Shulgin — This article is about the scientist. For the musician, see Alexander Shulgin (musician). Alexander Shulgin Born June 17, 1925 (1925 06 17) …   Wikipedia

  • Alexander Shulgin — Archivo:Shulgin Alexander.jpg Alexander Shulgin Alexander Sasha Shulgin (nacido el 17 de junio de 1925 en Berkeley) es un farmacéutico, químico y promotor de drogas psicoactivas estadounidense con ascendencia rusa. Shulgin se hizo conocido tras… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Shulgin — Dieser Artikel oder Abschnitt bedarf einer Überarbeitung. Näheres ist auf der Diskussionsseite angegeben. Hilf mit, ihn zu verbessern, und entferne anschließend diese Markierung. Alexander „Sasha“ Shulgin (* 17. Juni 1925 in Berkeley,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alexander Shulgin — Alexander „Sasha“ Shulgin (* 17. Juni 1925 in Berkeley, Kalifornien) ist ein amerikanischer Chemiker und Pharmakologe russischer Abstammung. Er ist bekannt für seine jahrzehntelange Arbeit in der systematischen Entwicklung von synthetischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alexander Shulgin (musician) — Alexander Shulgin (b. August, 25, 1964) is a Russian author and composer. He was born in Irkutsk, Russia, and currently lives in Moscow.BiographyCareerShulgin s career began at the age of 19 in Russian rock band The Cruise; the band is regarded… …   Wikipedia

  • Alexander Shulgin — Alexander « Sasha » Shulgin (17 juin 1925 ) est un pharmacologue et chimiste américain. Il est connu pour la création de nouveaux produits chimiques psychoactifs. Biographie Après avoir servi dans la marine, il obtient son… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alexander Guchkov — Alexander Ivanovich Guchkov (October 14 1862, Moscow – February 14 1936) was a Russian politician, Chairman of the Duma and Minister of War in the Russian Provisional Government.Early yearsUnlike most of conservative politicians of that time,… …   Wikipedia

  • Shulgin Rating Scale — The Shulgin Rating Scale is a simple scale for reporting the subjective effect of psychoactive substances at a given dosage, and at a given time. The system was developed for research purposes by the American biochemist Alexander Shulgin and… …   Wikipedia

  • Shulgin — Last name Shulgin may refer to the following people: *Vasily Shulgin (1878 1976), Imperial Russian politician *Alexander Shulgin (b. 1925), American pharmacologist and drug developer *Alexei Shulgin (b. 1963), Russian contemporary artist …   Wikipedia

  • Alexander Borodin — Infobox Scientist name =Alexander Borodin caption =Alexander Borodin birth date = birth date|1833|11|12|mf=y! birth place =Saint Petersburg residence = nationality =flag|Russia|name=Russian death date = death date and age|1887|02|27|1833|11|12… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.