A Celebration of the Pioneering Legacy of Sasha and Ann Shulgin: A Symposium and Book Event

On June 26 and 27, 2021, a distinguished panel of experts and psychedelic luminaries came together for a symposium to celebrate the pioneering legacy of Sasha and Ann Shulgin. The two-day virtual event marked the publication of Sasha’s new book, The Nature of Drugs, and was sponsored by San Francisco’s City Lights Bookstore in partnership with Transform Press and Synergetic Press. Videos of all five panels are now available.

Session 1: The Shulgins’ Pioneering Psychedelic Research (June 26)

Moderator: Robert Jesse


  • Dr. Brigitte and Stanislav Grof
  • Dr. David Nichols
  • Dr. Paul Daley
  • Ann Shulgin
  • Wendy Tucker
  • Connie Littlefield
  • Earth Erowid

Session 2: Stories from The Edge (June 26)

Moderator: Dr. Mariavittoria Mangini


  • Dr. George Greer
  • Allan Badiner
  • Dr. Erika Dyck
  • Dr. Dennis McKenna
  • Keeper Trout

Session 3: Currents in Psychedelic Research & Regulation (June 27)

Moderator: Hamilton Morris


  • Dr. Rick Doblin
  • Amanda and Cosmo Feilding
  • Leonard Pickard
  • Dr. Paul Daley

Session 4: Psychedelic Psychotherapy & Social Impact (June 27)

Moderator: Dr. Janis Phelps


  • Dr. David Presti
  • Dr. Kile Ortigo
  • Dr. Bill Richards
  • Annie Oak

Session 5: Towards a Sane and Healthy Future (June 27)

Moderator: Mike Margolies


  • Robert Jesse
  • Michael Pollan
  • Ann Shulgin
  • Dr. Julie Holland

Closing Statements with: Dr. Paul Daley, Ann Shulgin, Wendy Tucker, and Keeper Trout

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