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Shulgin Memorial

Alexander Theodore "Sasha" Shulgin
June 17, 1925 – June 2, 2014

Alexander T. “Sasha” Shulgin, godfather of MDMA, inventor of hundreds of psychedelic compounds, and intrepid explorer of the psyche, has died. Given the cultural effects of “ecstasy" around the world and now its use in clinical trials to treat PTSD, his impact is proving monumental.

A memorial service for Sasha and a pot luck reception will be held at the Berkeley Community Theater on Saturday, August 2, 2014, from 1 – 6 pm.

Not everyone knows of Sasha’s innovative chemistry or his seminal books PiHKAL and TiHKAL, written together with Ann Shulgin. Only some knew him personally. Yet this is a free and inclusive event, open to all whose lives have been touched or transformed by Sasha and Ann's work. Please share the invitation consciously with those who might wish to participate.

RSVP using the eventbrite link below. Space is limited, and an accurate count will allow us to plan accordingly. You can always cancel your RSVP later at eventbrite so that others may attend in your place.

We look forward to honoring Sasha's memory with you. If you’re interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact the team at [masked].

In gratitude,

The Shulgin Memorial Team

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  • Elliott I.

    A moving service and a great group of people.

    1 · August 4, 2014

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