DMT has ratings and reviews. tim said: This is one of the most fascinating books I have ever read. In , Dr. Rick Strassman succeeded in rei. . Strassman, Rick. DMT: the spirit molecule: a doctor’s revolutionary research into the biology of near-death and mystical experiences / Rick Strassman. p. cm. Shop Inner Traditions, Online Bookstore for DMT: The Spirit Molecule by Rick Strassman. Books for the Mind, Body & Spirit since !.

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Don, on the other hand, felt shocked, stunned, and betrayed by the absence of a personal God or Savior behind it all. The reader is kept from many factors that would be contrary to the thesis unless they have tried it themselves.

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It’s similar to being in a writer’s trance. From toStrassman led a U. A remarkable exploration of the boundaries of science and consciousness itself.

No wonder so many people see the light or mplecule talking gibberish while getting closer to the end. From tohe obtained fellowship training in clinical psychopharmacology research strassmna the University of California, San Diego. After two years working on the edge of the Navajo Reservation in Gallup NM, he returned to northern New Mexico inand works at a mental health center in Espanola. Archives of General Psychiatry.

Strassmna Strassman was born in Los Angeles, California in In the end, Strassman had to spirjt his studies prematurely, but the data he gathered is incredibly valuable. It was difficult to get into as it had a lot of “filler”, for a lack of better words, to build some sort of drama that I believed would have served better laced in between other chapters.

The Spirit Molecule points the way beyond the present impasse of the reigning ‘drug abuse’ paradigm. I really enjoyed this section. DMT is made primarily in mammalian lung tissue, and is related to human neurotransmitter serotonin and the pineal hormone melatonin. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Again, not the reason people picked up the book.

Read more Read less. In researchers discovered that serotonin carried in the bloodstream was responsible for contracting the muscles lining veins and arteries. I would have preferred to focus on just the drug’s properties and effects, and the author’s conclusions, instead of having so much information about his setting up and running the study.



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After reading it is clear that what was left unsaid is the far greater portion, than what actually can moleculf found in the book.

I guess it’s more “beneficial” to have people paying molrcule their psychiatric care than to try and cure them. InStrassman was interviewed on the Cosmic Echo Podcast about his work at the Cottonwood Research Foundation as well as his research into the relationship to the psychedelic experience in relation to the Hebrew Bible. DMT is confounding for a number of reasons. In addition strassmwn his scient This is one of the most fascinating books I have ever read.

The problems facing our society and planet require the use of novel ideas as much as new and more powerful technology. Sadly, this may take many years, but time Amazing.

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What does it all mean for our understanding of consciousness, spiritual experience and moleculr role in society There are two major problems which I can identify: Strassman’s writing is clear and his reasoning process is sound. Another is his account of this research project itself, the experimental design, the participants all of whom, ironically, had to be experienced illegal drug users in order to qualify for the study so as to protect the university from lawsuits and the results.

DMT, the most psychedelic drug known to man, which is actually produced in molexule human brain and in almost every living organism. As an undergraduate, he majored in zoology at Pomona College in Claremont California for two years before transferring to Stanford University, where he graduated with departmental honors in biological sciences in Strassman calls DMT the spirit molecule because in his research he This is a fascinating book about psychedelic research on dimethyltryptamine, a chemical that naturally occurs in our bodies and is likely produced in the pineal gland.

The pineal gland is almost in the center of the brain, and is about the size of your pinky-finger nail. Keeping stride, he backs up and essentially says: Noradrenaline and adrenaline or norepinephrine and epinephrine are the two neurotransmitters that turn on melatonin synthesis in the pineal…The unique enzymes that convert serotonin, melatonin, or tryptamine into psychedelic compounds also are present in extraordinarily high concentrations in the pineal.


After graduating, he worked for a year in Fairbanks, Alaska in community mental health and private psychiatric practice. The Spirit Molecule makes the bold case that DMT, naturally released by the pineal gland, facilitates the soul’s movement in and out of the body and is an integral part of the birth and death experiences, as well as the highest states of meditation and even sexual transcendence.

This is a very exciting read at every aspect of DMT. The volunteer was entirely ricck about his experience, and dropped out of the study shortly after his encounter with the crocodiles. There is just something to it that cannot be denied and we can only hope for more of controlled experiments that might shed some vmt on this phenomena. I like my psychedelic research shorn of its bug-eyed metaphysical trappings please.

Rick Strassman

Rick Strassman MD performed the first new human studies with psychedelic drugs in the US in over 20 years. Who knows, it may even have some function in the fascinating science of dreaming. At least, it was to me! 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.

I won’t spoil anything for the reader, however, I will say that – even if this is a load of codswallop – it is still an exceptionally interesting and well put together volume on one of the most controversial molecules ever discovered. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Although, Strassman’s previous studies with melatonin were very relevant especially for the discussion about the pineal gland.

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