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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May 05, Lee Harmon spiirit it it was amazing. I understand is reasons for leaving this out however, I think it would provide a lot of context for his theories and research.

Another is personal and political. I am faintly aware that I am a doctor, but this is not important; family ties, studies, plans, and memories are very remote from me. I am a believer in the value of psychedelics. What I liked best about this book were all the case studies. Are they a combination of both? Are they caused by DMT? bby

DMT: The Spirit Molecule

As we die, the life-force leaves the body through the pineal gland, releasing another flood of this psychedelic spirit molecule. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Do I recommend this book? If you do not want to read any spoilers, please stop reading now. The Spirit Moleculebased on this book.

Rick Strassman

Previous work on sleep and the pineal gland led him to one of the gland’s psychoactive products. Rick Strassman was born in Los Angeles, California in A year later, he calls me up to give notice of another trip, and without much hesitation, 2 days later, we are off deep into the Peruvian Amazon. Set up a giveaway. Inhe received lay ordination in a Western Buddhist order, and co-founded, and for several years administered, a lay Buddhist meditation group associated with the same order.

To some degree this is happening, but as with everything, we need more unity. For me though, I know I will keep this on my bookshelf for a very long time. Molecjle highly recommend this book for anyone interested in psychedelics, DMT or spirituality. Stress worsens hallucinations and delusions in psychotic patients. The author, a research scientist at the University of New Mexico Medical Center, fhe in this book several stories.

Practitioners and spokespersons of traditional religions may reject the suggestion that spiritual states can be accessed, and mystical information gained, through drugs. Views Read Edit View history. There are two main chemical families of psychedelic drugs: Open Preview See a Problem? You’re totally out of control. We must also hope that his study, which proved safe for his subjects and fruitful for the scientific community, will help change minds among politicians and legislators about this drug in particular, and psychedelics in general nearly all of which are scheduled as the most heinous and useless in existence.

Is it a tool?

No, I wasn’t looking for a full description about what it’s like to take the drug; I realize that explaining the experience of seeing a color requires a poe Let down by my “high” expectations. Nonetheless, I wasn’t deterred, so during my trip I continued to read about DMT, and the crazy psychedelic experiences you strxssman potentially obtain. You can choose to attend to this or not.

From tohe obtained fellowship training in clinical psychopharmacology research at the University of California, San Diego. However, my own background powerfully affected how we prepared people for, and supervised, their drug sessions.

DMT: The Spirit Molecule – Rick Strassman MD

Read more Read less. Apr 05, Johanna Hilla rated it liked it. What certainly came unexpected to Strassman and might surprise a reader is once more this incredible consistency of reports, not just from volunteers, but also across the geography and time, on one end with prehistoric shamanic rituals, then to Dante or Swedenborg and ending with alien abduction report in the 20th century.

You might say that this would be helpful to anyone wanting to follow in his footsteps but the information presented manages to be both vague enough to not be useful for that, while also having a lot of detail which was simply uninteresting. What is happening during a near death experience?

The case studies are [of course] awe inspiring and makes one ponder “what really is happening”? Strassman also believes that alien abduction experiences are brought on by accidental releases of DMT. Dec 29, Diamond rated it really liked it.