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Tihkal: The Continuation
Tihkal: The Continuation
by Alexander Shulgin
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.59

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PIHKAL part two, 30 Aug 2010
The second part of the Shulgin's auto-biographical chemical record is, indeed, the continuation. My personal affinity has always been more for the Tryptamines than the Phenethylamines of their first work so I found this part even more engaging. The style and substance is much the same as PIHKAL and it would make most sense to readers who have read that first. However, this work contains the same simple, supportive approach to personal development and the same wonder filled but painstakingly accurate approach to science which made PIHKAL such an engaging read.

If you are serious about becoming the person you know deep down inside that you could be then this book offers you the means to realise that dream. All you have to supply is the required effort.


Pihkal: A Chemical Love Story
Pihkal: A Chemical Love Story
by Alexander Shulgin
Edition: Paperback
Price: 14.11

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you want to 'know' this is for you, 30 Aug 2010
I resisted reading this book for several years. My own preconceptions about what a 'drug manual' might contain kept me away. However I was eventually coaxed into reading it by friends and I am very glad I did. This book really offers what so many 'self help' books claim to - a genuine program for self discovery - in a form that simply cannot fail. The science here is elegant, accurate and accessible. The psychology is subtle, sweet and supportive. Both the authors have been brave enough to show enough of themselves to offer the reader real insight. They are explorers at the limits of the known, but they are frail, fallible and imperfect. The Shulgin's have made no attempt to set themselves up a gurus. Instead they have simply offered the keys to self exploration along with a narrative that acts as a guide to the sorts of things one might uncover.

If you are someone who is ready to let go of the certainties with which you were raised, if you are someone who is prepared to be brave in the pursuit of real reward or if you are someone finally ready to have a long hard look at yourself this book is for you. Read it, then pass your copy on. The book deserves to become a movement.


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