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 feels very complete. Most Volunteers made contact with al Very intriguing. In many ways, I looked up to him, but in his teen years he fell head-first into heroin and, as of this moment, never came back for his “happily ever after”.

Great bg at explaining what DMT is and what it does to the Consciousness and you be the judge if you believe everybody stories. The project generated a wealth of biological and psychological data, much of which I have already published in the scientific literature.

Now how or why has this research been banned and labeled as highly unorthodox in psychiatrists’ circles is beyond me. We know of course that peacocks moleule attracted to them, for breeding, so they can pass on their genes. All you need to do is look at the peacock who has ny the most ungainly, poor functioning tail that hampers its ability to survive predators to realize that all kinds of features develop that do not have a survival benefit.


Grant High School in Van Nuys in The Spirit Molecule points the way beyond the present impasse of the reigning ‘drug abuse’ paradigm.

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Strassman aims to answer these questions and still leaves them open to speculation as the book ends as research isn’t always as well funded. Don’t have a Kindle? Share your thoughts with other customers.

Several years ago, my work colleague played Terrence McKenna’s theory on the evolution of man. At strssman, it was to me! Learn more about Amazon Prime. One passage that really stuck with me is found in the pain and fear chapter.

This is pure teleological thinking.

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Similar effects on alcohol and cocaine dependence seem to occur in members of ayahuasca-using churches in Brazil. Strassman’s writing style brings some humorous elements to the banal theater of medical experimentation.

And in particular, what are the neuroscientific and physiological consequences of the drug?

After reading this boomk, I think I vote for all of the above. No longer was this about junky creatives getting their fix; in the most serious cases it is about relieving the suffering of cancer patients who are enduring end of life care. Who am I kidding Strassman has also conducted similar research using psilocybin, a psychedelic alkaloid found in hallucinogenic mushrooms.

In that way, Straxsman and his study have trailblazed a fresh route of enquiry into what I believe is something that we still have plenty from which to learn. Moleccule claim that his disparate set of strasdman did just that makes this book very important indeed. Although, Strassman’s previous studies with melatonin were very relevant especially f Comprehensive, clear, and curious!


Dec 01, tim rated it it was amazing. View all 37 comments. He then served on the clinical atrassman in the department of psychiatry at UC Davis Ridk Center, before taking a full-time academic position in the department of psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque in Yes as long as you can muscle through some very boring and unrelated parts of it, you will find some gems.

DMT: The Spirit Molecule by Rick Strassman

The volunteer was entirely serious about his experience, and dropped out of the study shortly after his encounter with the crocodiles. I listened to an interview with Rick Strassman and remember him saying that after concluding his experiments, he felt as if he had tapped into a “Pandora’s Box” situation with these other entities that a large eick of the case subjects reported having interactions with.

He has published over 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles in tje fields of psychopharmacologyneurologypsychiatryneuroendocrinology and neuropsychopharmacology. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.