Ann Shulgin

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Ann Shulgin
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Born (1931-03-22) 22 March 1931 (age 83)
Wellington, New Zealand
Nationality American
Occupation Author
Spouse(s) Alexander Shulgin
Children Wendy Perry
Parents Bernard Gotlieb, Gwen Ormiston

Ann Shulgin (born 22 March 1931) is an American author and the wife of chemist Alexander Shulgin.[1]

Ann Shulgin grew up in the village Opicina outside the Italian city Trieste where her father was American Consul for six years before World War II.[2] She has worked as a lay therapist with psychedelic substances such as MDMA and 2C-B in therapeutic settings while these drugs were still legal. In her writings, she stresses the potential of these drugs from a Jungian psychoanalytic perspective, as well as their use in combination with hypnotherapy. She often appears as a speaker at conventions, and has continued to advocate the use of psychedelics in therapeutical contexts.

Together with her husband she has authored the books PIHKAL and TIHKAL, and contributed to the book Entheogens and the Future of Religion.



  1. ^ "Drugs added to banned lists". BBC Online. 12 August 1998. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Shulgin, Ann. "Erowid Character Vaults: Ann Shulgin Extended Biography". Retrieved 10 April 2013. 

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