06 Aug GOODBYE TO THE GODFATHER OF PSYCHEDELICS | CALIFORNIA MAGAZINE
California, the magazine of the Cal Alumni Association, has a moving article by Laura B. Childs about the memorial service for Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin, the renowned psychedelic chemist.
“Sasha’s work is by all objective criteria worthy of the very highest academic honors, Nobel Prize kind of stuff, but such honors are impossible as we struggle as a society to learn how to balance the complexities that are stirred up by the power of psychedelics,” said UC Berkeley neurobiology lecturer David Presti during the hour-long memorial service. It was too big to be done in a multimillion dollar laboratory. It instead required an alchemist’s den, a courageous spirit, a careful focus of intention, and a goodly dose of mystical insight. Then the stuff of legend happened. Thank you, Sasha.”