"It is in the realm of consciousness - the psyche, the mind, and the soul - where the results so far seen from MDMA make it one of the most fascinating, mysterious molecules discovered during this century. Its actions are little understood as yet. But it is clear that is has an extraordinary and unprecedented heart-opening or empathy-generating effect..."
- Peter Stafford, Psychedelics Encyclopedia
Name applied to some members of the Phenethylamine
family of psychoactive
) and 2C-B
, in particular. They are so-named due to their positive emotion
al effect upon the user. It is common to feel an overwhelming sense of love
and human kinship
towards those around you. It is for this reason that MDMA
is sometimes known as the hug
See also the Ecstasy entry in the Essential Psychedelic Guide.