Shulgin, Alexander T. (Sasha)
, is a world-famous biochemist and pharmacologist who produced over 500 psychoactive compounds. He is known as "the Godfather of MDMA
" after rediscovering it in the mid 1960's and introducing it to the psychology community as a therapeutic tool. Perhaps he is even better known for his research into substituted phenethylamines
which are documented in his most famous books PiHKAL; A Chemical Love Story
and TiHKAL; The Continuation
. These two books have helped to create an interest in research chemicals
and a community around them. Shulgin also discovered and synthesized the 2C-x Chemical Family, MDxx Chemical Family, and the DOx Chemical Family.