Sasha #Shulgin died at about 5pm this afternoon. Gate gate para gate parasamgate bodhi svaha! All hail the goer. Our love goes with you.
— Erowid Center (@Erowid) June 3, 2014
Alexander Shulgin, the father of madouvits everywhere has died.
Back in 2010 he had suffered a stroke and his health was failing. Tragic to think that his friends at the time were forced to turn to a public appeal to secure health assistance, when so many profited from his work – be that through a positive emotional opening or just through churning out far from pure version of his product for cash monies.
The Erowid website, one of the web’s most well known psychonaut websites, broke the news yesterday evening:
Sasha Shulgin Passes Beyond – June 2, 2014Around 5 pm PST on June 2, 2014, our long-time friend and role model Sasha Shulgin gently died after several years of battling various illnesses. He had recently been diagnosed with terminal liver cancer.Around 6:15 pm we received phone calls from two members of the Shulgin team letting us know the sad news. Much love to his family and those whose lives he touched, from the Erowid Crew. He died surrounded by friends and family.
We dug up this flick called Dirty Pictures to give some background on his work as the granddaddy of MDMA.
Back in 2010 he gave his last ever interview to that lank haired drug fiend that does them videos for Vice too.
It’s worth a gawk.