The Vaults of Erowid: In my dreams, when I’m developing the perfect drug education program for my kids’ school, it’s like Erowid, but with more cartoon animals. Even in my straight life, when someone asks me about “drugs,” I send them to Erowid, because they’re not only going to find the answers to the questions they’re seeking, sans hype and hyperbole, but they might also have their interests piqued on some new and novel concept, or substance. Suddenly before they know it, they’re one of us. Erowid is, hands-down, the most important site on the web when it comes to comprehensive information about psychoactive substances available today. Of special interest to our focus at psychedelicparenting.org is their families and psychoactives vault.
The Deoxyribonucleic Hyperdimension (Deoxy): Back in the late 1990s to early ‘aughts, this was the most psychedelically organized website on the web (at least the corners I traversed). There was no “home page” to speak of, no sidebars, and everything linked to everything else in a wandering chain of weird images, bizarre sound files, and purposefully labyrinthine browser frames. Surfing this page, back then, was almost a psychedelic experience in itself. Today, they’ve toned it all down a great extent, without getting rid of the powerful “everything you know is wrong” vibe. Deoxy is like psychedelic apologetics. It’s a great place to waste an afternoon filling your brain with obscure knowledge and culture-shattering ideas. A great site to “accidentally” leave in a co-worker’s bookmarks if you want to make them really think about the world. “The Red Pill,” in text and images.