Our ultimate guide to MDMA has everything you want to know about Ecstasy from how it was developed in 1912 to why it’s being studied today.
The MDMA experience is profoundly beautiful, and has contributed significantly to psychotherapy. It’s also an illegal, Schedule 1 substance. I spoke with Emanuel Sferios, founder of DanceSafe and director of an upcoming documentary on MDMA, about what a future with legal MDMA looks like.
Levels of the illegal drug ecstasy were found to have spiked in rivers near a major music festival in Taiwan that draws more than a half-million revelers annually. Researchers said they’re concerned not only about widespread use of the drug at the festival, but its potential effect on aquatic life.
In the full throes of ecstatic trance the body can shake and convulse almost uncontrollably, and the contemporary seeker experiences a quality of bliss, connection and healing that few other activities can offer. Trance dance practices from the oldest extant cultures in the world allow us to see beyond common appearances into a realm language and thought cannot touch.