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- n. A chemical agent that induces feelings of empathy.
Research is quietly being conducted not only on MDMA (which has been labeled an "empathogen" or "entactogen") but also on classic psychedelics such as psilocybin.
Ecstasy. .or in its pure unadulterated form, MDMA, is a consciousness altering empathogen and entactogen that has killed nobody and does not cause lung cancer and various other lethal diseases.
Heydon has researched all sorts of ecstatic experiences: from the drug (Ecstasy is made from a banned drug called MDMA, an empathogen once used in marital therapy) to dancing (many cultures employ dance to enter a trance state).