This is a fairly well written article by someone who obviously appreciates the qualities of MDA/MDMA. I just wanted people's opinions on it. Are there any parts you agree or disagee with. Can you associate with some parts and/or are some parts of the article way off? All in all there was a lot I disagreed with in this article. I thought this wasn't necessarily true, although MDA/MDMA has on occasion given SWIM the ability to draw his focus away from his immediate lusts/desires and decompartmentalise these desires, augmenting my ability for philosophical introspection: "other hungers and desires may also disappear int he MDA state. Habitual users of tobacco feel no need to smoke. Chain smokers of marijuana do not need their weed. Nail biters leave their fingers alone. Compulsive talkers become quiet. Compulsive eaters do not think about food. Moreover, this desireless condition feels supremely natural and valuable." I wasn't sure about this: "MDA affects the senses minimally, everything appears as it does usually. There are no hallucinations, illusions, or distortions, simply a great aura of peace and calm." The passage about being so relaxed you are able to walk accross jagged rocks was, I felt, perhaps a dangerous claim to be making. I also hope others don't assume that because the writer finds taking MDA to beneficial while rock climbing, others will have the same experience. I did, however, like his description of the benefits in terms of relaxion and empathy, and thought this was fairly accurate: "Such experiences confirm in a powerful way the sense of well-being. It feels as if nothing is threatening, and, in fact, things in the external world behave differently. This theme carries through to interpersonal relations. When people feel well, centered, unthreatened, and aware of their own strength and loveliness, they are able to drop many of the usual barriers that develop in groups." What are your thoughts?