Pihkal: A Chemical Love Story Topics for Discussion

Alexander Shulgin
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Do you agree with Shura that each chemical has its own personality or soul? Why or why not?

Do you agree that the drug war is transforming the United States into a police state? Why or why not?

Was Shura's relationship with Ursula good for him? Why or why not?

According to the Shulgins, is there such a thing as safety? Why or why not?

If there is no such thing as safety, how should a person live his or her life?

Given what you know of Shura's research group experiments, are his experiments even relatively safe? Why or why not?

What is the point of Alice and Shura's use of psychedelic drugs? Does this drug use enhance or diminish their lives?

Was Alice wise to pursue Shura even when she knew he was involved with Ursula? What if Ursula had eventually come to...

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