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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The most interesting, and ostensibly unexpected, dt of the study, a result which led far afield from the awarded grant 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.
The questions and possible explanations about the endogenous presence of DMT that he raises not only enlarge the spirig about psychedelics but also expand our understanding of the nature of consciousness. His explanation of the hoops that have to be jumped through to obtain federal approval for psychedelic research were very thorough and enlightening. Jul 25, Leonidas Kaplan rated it it was rock. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. No longer is the show we are watching everyday reality, channel normal.
One part of the brain could easily be triggered by a psychedelic drug that another part views and thinks, I couldn’t possibly have created that. Is it a tool? I feel I have come back a changed person.
Sep 05, David Katzman rated it liked it. The fact that it was highly-reviewed by what seemed to be logical, open-minded individuals spurned me on to take a leap of faith and buy it.
DMT: The Spirit Molecule by Rick Strassman
These experiences ranged from supreme ecstasy moelcule parallel universes, from contact with alien beings to death and re-birth experiences, and from mystical states to feelings of pain or fear.
Strassman had me laughing with or maybe “at” him during much of the book as you can feel first his surprise and then his exhaustion at the turn of events during his case studies. Strassman worked in community mental health centers for Washington State in Bellingham and Port Townsend.
Strassman presents his data like a research doctor, and he admits that one of rjck deepest motivations behind the DMT research was the search for a rik basis of spiritual experience. Harman said firmly, “At the very least, we must enlarge the discussion about psychedelics. It is in the interest of enlarging the discussion about psychedelic drugs that I have written “DMT: Let down by my “high” expectations.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It wasn’t a spiritual experience. The experiences are kaleidoscopic and often frightening.
Rick Strassman MD – DMT: The Spirit Molecule
Are they a hologram? The book explores not only the profound effects DMT has on his patients, but also the science behind it and the shared oneness which drives the psychedelic experience. In this book you can find out from first hand how it is to be induced by this molecule and all the experiences it brings.
Since psychotic 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.
DMT: The Spirit Molecule
Pages with reference errors Pages with duplicate reference names All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July In such a wide-open area of inquiry, it is best that we reject no ideas until we actually disprove them.
It also inspired an independent documentary by the same name, picked up by Warner Bros distributing in Fall, Bg 28, Kenan rated it it was amazing.
However,it certainly would of benefited from some rigorous editing. I was totally captured by this book and will continue to read Amazing!! Despite the prohibition of research on naturally occuring psychotropic drugs–as opposed to patented pharmaceuticals!
Strassman’s story was so interesting that I couldn’t put this book down. Write a customer review. He is also the author of the well-known book “DMT: I hope these many excerpts from over pages of my bedside notes provide a sense of the remarkable emotional, psychological, and spiritual effects of this chemical.
Someday the serious research of DMT started by Dr. However, some of Strassman’s experimental participants also note that other entities can subjectively resemble creatures more like insects and aliens. Sep 15, Dave Thompson rated it it was amazing. No longer was this about junky creatives getting their fix; in the most serious cases it is about relieving the suffering of cancer patie There’s a renaissance happening whereby neuropharmacologists are exploring the very real possibility of psychoactive substances–particularly psychedelics–as having tangible medicinal value.
But given his medical and scientific background, I did expect a deeper and more rigorous treatise of the chemical. 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. It’s good when it’s about the science, bad when it’s about how DMT gives you an antenna to perceive dark.
DMT exists in all of our bodies and occurs throughout the plant and animal kingdoms.