Gracie and Zarkov

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Gracie and Zarkov were pseudonymous writers who documented their use of dimethyltryptamine and other psychedelic tryptamines and phenethylamines.[1][2] Their experiences were documented in self-published papers, as Notes from Underground,[3] and in articles published in outlets such as Mondo 2000, starting from ca 1980s. According to Sisters of the Extreme: Women Writing on the Drug Experience, Gracie's name was chosen in homage to Gracie Allen, Grace Slick, and the "gratuitous grace" that Aldous Huxley found in the psychedelic experience.[4] Zarkov is a likely reference to the fictional professor Hans Zarkov from Flash Gordon.


  1. ^ Gracie and Zarkov files at
  2. ^ A Tryptamine Expedition, website
  3. ^ Notes from Underground at
  4. ^ Palmer, Cynthia; Michael Horowitz (2000). Sisters of the Extreme: Women Writing on the Drug Experience. Park Street Press. p. 280. ISBN 0892817577.