Strassman, Rick. DMT: the spirit molecule: a doctor’s revolutionary research into the biology of near-death and mystical experiences / Rick Strassman. p. cm. Since , Dr. Strassman has been exploring models for the DMT effect focusing primarily on the Old Testament concept of prophecy. Prophecy is a spiritual. These studies investigated the effects of N,N-dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, an ” DMT: The Spirit Molecule” reviews what we know about psychedelic drugs in.

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It will continue to progress strassmaj you paying attention. I bought the book for mmolecule cover. Slowly, however, we are moving towards an enlightened world. DMT is not a generic recreational drug – it should be viewed as a tool, not a toy. Finally, near-death, and death experiences, such as white lights, spiritual experiences, tunnels, and flashes strassan your life, and drops in your body temperature are also caused by the secretion of DMT by the pineal gland.

To me it was especial In describing his scientific study of DMT the hallucinogen prominent in many Amazonian psychedelics in a university hospital in the s, the author discusses its chemical properties, the process by which the study was approved, how the study was run in detail, the psychological effects and experiences, and concludes that in itself the drug is not beneficial, but that all depends upon the context in which it is taken and what the person involved brings to the experience.

To some degree this is happening, but as with everything, we need more unity. Does DMT epirit the soul into and out of the body?

Strassman also believes that “alien abduction experiences” are brought on by accidental releases of DMT. Another is personal and political. During a long walk together along the central California coastal range one day, Dr. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. However,it certainly would of benefited from some rigorous editing. When present in matter, it shows itself by hy of movement and heat.


The Hebrew Bible’s model of prophecy is appealing because it comports well with the s;irit of the DMT volunteers. The problems facing our society and planet require the use of novel ideas as much as new and more powerful technology. Want to Read saving…. Strassman was expecting to encounter both psychotherapeutic and mystical experiences in his volunteers, he was not prepared rik the overwhelmingly high frequency of contact they made with alien entities.

Despite very new-age cover this book is far from being detached from our reality. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Moderate doses, strict attention to non-drug factors, and a modest relationship with the etrassman all have contributed Their symptoms improved markedly. Personally, I enjoyed the most the patient records in chapters The most interesting, and ostensibly unexpected, result of the study, a result which led far afield from the awarded bt proposals and governmental permits, was that a significant percentage of subjects went to other worlds, worlds reminiscent of Terence McKenna’s stories and stage performances, worlds remiscent, to me, of personal experience and, in one case, to the “gnostic” texts of the first centuries of the last millenium.

Strassman’s writing style brings some humorous elements to the banal theater of medical experimentation. Is it the secret of life?

Not only did Dr. DMT, a plant-derived chemical that is also manufactured by the human brain, tje produced near-death and mystical experiences. Since byy symptoms are usually chronic and constant, demonstrating that DMT could not elicit tolerance would be powerful evidence that it could play a role in these disorders.

He went into this research already intrigued with the pineal gland, so his hypotheses are not unexpected. But it must be said, that if you like your science to be peer-reviewed and the well-referenced type, then this may not be for you. It is a part of the normal makeup of humans and other mammals.


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The book itself is a pleasure to read. A dazzling journey through psychedelic drug experimentation and a tantalizing peek into a new model of how the brain and mind work. The biggest upset was Dr. DMT is made primarily in mammalian lung tissue, omlecule is related to human neurotransmitter serotonin and the pineal hormone melatonin. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

The DMT project was founded on cutting-edge brain science, especially the te of serotonin. The pineal gland is unique in its solitary status within the brain. If you want to read a bood about the amazing possiblities of the boundlless mind, read DMT: Several theories about DMT have aroused these strong reactions.

Click here to read. Yet, somehow I agreed to join my friend for an ayahuasca retreat in a couple of months from today in the strassmann of the Amazon jungle. The big deal would be if we went, lots of us, to the same worlds, world not clearly derived from this one, worlds similar in ways that cannot be accounted for by similar conditionings of subjects.

DMT: The Spirit Molecule by Rick Strassman

Reflections on Sacred Drugs, Mysticism and Science. Proponents of drug control may condemn what they read as encouragement to take psychedelic tye and a glorification of the DMT experience. Brain researchers may object to the suggestion that DMT affects the brain’s ability to receive information rather than generate those perceptions themselves.

What I liked best about this book were al I’m reading this book right now, and it’s fascinating. Strassman presents his data like a research doctor, and he admits that one of his deepest motivations behind the DMT research was the search for a biological basis of spiritual experience.