An Upcoming Film


Connie Littlefield

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 evolution a chance to leap forward.

Ann and Sasha achieved a kind of intimacy that most people only dream of; theirs is a love story with a message that can apply to all. Sasha’s revolutionary approach and scientific expertise established a gold standard in psychedelic research, but it was Ann’s skills with people and words that spread these ideas to the wider culture.

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Ann & Sasha at Burning Man in 2006

photo by Ross Crockford

We are seeking visual and audio archives from all sources for this project… If you have and photos or video that you think might be useful, please do get in touch!

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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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