18+ Alexander Shulgin Quotes On Education, Religion And Alexander Great

The world amazed me, in that I saw it as I had when I was a child. I had forgotten the beauty and the magic and the knowingness of it and me. — Alexander Shulgin

Some part of me can't wait to see what life's going to come up with next! Anticipation without the usual anxiety. And underneath it all is the feeling that we both belong here, just as we are, right now. — Alexander Shulgin

How he could be a good user of LSD," I asked, "And know about the spiritual dimension - all that sort of thing - and still be a crook? I don't understand." "Then it's time you did. Psychedelic drugs don't change you - they don't change you character - unless you want to be changed. They enable change; they can't impose it. — Alexander Shulgin

Psychedelic drugs don't change you - they don't change your character - unless you want to be changed. They enable change; they can't impose it. — Alexander Shulgin

I understood that our entire universe is contained in the mind and the spirit. We may choose not to find access to it, we may even deny its existence, but it is indeed there inside us, and there are chemicals that can analyze its availability. — Alexander Shulgin

The potential of the psychedelic drugs to provide access to the interior universe, is, I believe, their most valuable property. — Alexander Shulgin

It is essential that our present negative propaganda regarding psychedelic drugs be replaced with honesty and truthfulness about their effects, both good and bad. — Alexander Shulgin

There is a wealth of information built into us ... tucked away in the genetic material in every one of our cells ... without some means of access, there is no way even to begin to guess at the extent and quality of what is there. The psychedelic drugs allow exploration of this interior world, and insights into its nature. — Alexander Shulgin

... How is it [, then] that the leaders of our society have seen fit to try to eliminate this one very important means of learning and self-discovery, this means which has been used, respected, and honored for thousands of years, in every human culture of which we have a record? — Alexander Shulgin

To demand that a person pee in a cup whenever you wish him to, without a documented reason to suspect that he has been using an illegal drug, is intolerable in our republic. You are saying to him, "I wonder if you are not behaving in a way that I approve of. Convince me that you indeed are. Outrageous. Intolerable. — Alexander Shulgin

Know what [drug] you're using, decide just why you're using it, and you can have a rich experience. — Alexander Shulgin

MDMA, it was beginning to be apparent, could be all things to all people. — Alexander Shulgin

I think when you die, you die. — Alexander Shulgin

If I had a vision of the perfect psychedelic drug and knew its structure, I'd make it. That's why I have a laboratory out there - to make things that haven't been made before. — Alexander Shulgin

I'm called the Godfather [of Ecstacy] because I published for the first time information about its effects in man. I feel content with the title. MDMA is a beautiful drug. — Alexander Shulgin

Scheduling of drugs is a government problem, not our problem. They want to schedule something, that's their problem. My feeling of creation is to make new drugs. They're new drugs, so they're unscheduled. They've never been made before. — Alexander Shulgin

I, as a responsible adult human being, will never concede the power to anyone to regulate my choice of what I put into my body, or where I go with my mind. From the skin inwards is my jurisdiction, is it not? I choose what may or may not cross that border. Here I am the Customs Agent. I am the Coast guard. I am the sole legal and spiritual government of this territory, and only the laws I choose to enact within myself are applicable — Alexander Shulgin

How long will this last, this delicious feeling of being alive, of having penetrated the veil which hides beauty and the wonders of celestial vistas? It doesn't matter, as there can be nothing but gratitude for even a glimpse of what exists for those who can become open to it. — Alexander Shulgin

Life Lessons by Alexander Shulgin

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  1. Alexander Shulgin's work emphasizes the importance of understanding the effects of different chemicals on the body and mind, and the need for responsible experimentation and research.
  2. He also showed that there is a need for more research into the potential therapeutic benefits of certain compounds, and for greater understanding of the effects of recreational drug use.
  3. Finally, his work demonstrated the importance of open communication and collaboration between scientists, doctors, and the public in order to ensure the safe and responsible use of chemicals.

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