The psychedelic world lost a giant today with the passing of Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin, author of Pikhal and Tikhal and, with his wife Ann, inventor and pioneer of many of the so-called "designer drugs".
Sasha Shulgin was always kind to me at the psychedelics conferences I attended over the years and he'll be greatly missed.
I'll write more at a later date about his contributions.
June 2, 2014
Sasha died today, at exactly 5 o'clock in the afternoon. He was surrounded by family and caretakers and Buddhist meditation music, and his going was graceful, with almost no struggle at all.
Thanks to all of you, and Blessings,