An Upcoming Film


Connie Littlefield

“I consider Shulgin and his wife to be two of the most important scientists of the 20th Century.” — Timothy Leary

If it weren’t for the hypocrisy of drug prohibition, everyone would know these names: Sasha Shulgin (1925 – 2014) was a chemist who discovered nearly 200 psychedelic substances, including MDMA. His wife and co-author, Ann Shulgin (b. 1931), is a lay therapist and a pioneer in the field of psychedelic psychotherapy. They live(d) in Lafayette, California, near Berkeley. Their house and Sasha’s lab is on a few acres known as “The Shulgin Farm.”


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A Chemical Love Story

This is the story of how Ann met Sasha, and how their chemistry has given humanity a chance to evolve.

Ann and Sasha achieved a kind of intimacy that most people only dream of. Sasha’s revolutionary approach and scientific expertise established a gold standard in psychedelic research, but Ann’s way with people and words helped spread these ideas to the wider culture.

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This film will put the story of psychedelic research in context, both in popular culture and in the historical record. This is a story that needs to be told, and the time is now.

MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies is the fiscal sponsor for this project. If you click on the donation link, it takes you to a MAPS-sponsored web page, where you can make a donation that will help us make this film. The receipts are for American tax returns, but we are grateful for gifts from everywhere.

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