Psychedelic (psychotomimetic, hallucinogen): 1. (..)pertaining to a change in the normal state of conciousness, usually with some accompanying changes in the acuity of the senses. Also, "mind-manifesting". 2. (..) A drug that can allow such changes to occur. The word was coined by Dr. Humphrey Osmond in the 1950's. Shulgin, Thikal Transform Press
The "Classic" psychedelics are: LSD, mescaline and psilocybin. Other psychedelics include: 2-CB, 2-CT-2 and 2-CT-7.
On line version of Tryptamines I Have Known And Loved: The Chemistry Continues, By Alexander and Ann Shulgin - An overview of more than hundred tryptamines (psilocybin is a tryptamine) containing lots of substances with psychedelic properties.
On line version of Phenethylamines I Have Known And Loved: A Chemical Lovestory, By Alexander and Ann Shulgin - An overview of more than hundred phenethylamines (mescaline is a phenethylamine) containing lots of substances with psychedelic properties.
Hundreds of articles in the catogories: Psychotherapy and Psychedelic Drugs, Psychedelic Research, Psychedelics and Culture, Psychedelics and Social Policy, Psychedelics and the Religious Experience, Psychedelic Experience and Personal Growth and more.
MAPS is a membership-based non-profit research and educational organization with about 1800 members. We assist scientists to design, fund, obtain approval for and report on studies into the healing and spiritual potentials of MDMA, psychedelic drugs and marijuana.