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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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.
Strassman speaks of how, at first, he dismissed these stories of otherworldly contact, but soon he realized that their occurrence was happening with too many of his patients to be merely coincidence. He went into this research already intrigued with the pineal gland, so his hypotheses are not unexpected. Long story made very short Explore the Home Gift Guide.
Reading the book made me want to read more books on the pineal gland. He trained as a medical doctor specialized in psychiatry with a fellowship in clinical psychopharmacology research and holds degrees from Stanford University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He sounded surprisingly philosophical” These three sentences alone made this book worth reading. What causes the vividness of dre It really is a shame that so much constraint is put on the research community when it comes to medicinal research.
A few months after that, i called him to see how things were. Views Read Edit View history. The claim that his disparate set of subjects did just that makes this book very important indeed.
Rick Strassman MD – DMT: The Spirit Molecule
May 28, Kenan rated it it was amazing. The biggest upset was Dr. Several theories about DMT have aroused these strong reactions. I was surprise by the length of the study how little information we have in comparison. The first half of the book which gave the background for the research and the events leading up to research seemed to drag on.
What is happening during a near death experience?
DMT: The Spirit Molecule by Rick Strassman
Historically, the Amazonians used this ayahuasca brew to provide clairvoyance, subconscious introspection, and basically have a psychedelic experience that they would extrapolate into something surreal. The book takes us through the authors research projects from start to finish, including the painstaking process of getting the research approved by various review boards and actually obtaining DMT by navigating a labyrinth of bureaucracies from the DEA to the FDA. Aug 26, Travis rated it it was ok.
Keeping stride, he backs up and essentially s;irit It’s no big strassmman to go to other worlds, idiosyncratic ones. Park Street Press January Language: Really there are molefule a few interesting chapters. After reading it is clear that what was left unsaid is the far greater portion, than what actually can be found in the book.
First pages deal with Strassman’s battle with bureaucracy, and the construction of the hypothesis.
With three distinguished collaborators, he co-authored Inner Paths to Outer Space, which looks more carefully at the common “other worlds” experience that volunteers frequently reported during his research. Is DMT strassmqn drug?
A behind-the-scenes look at the cutting edge of psychedelic research. I like the speculation that the beings are able to view us but we can’t view them until assisted by DMT and perhaps WIMPS helping strrassman explain the existence of dark matter. However, there is no data correlating endogenous DMT activity to non-drug-related altered states of consciousness.
Nevertheless, “The Spirit Molecule” is a great read and suggests a lot of exciting possibilities for the future of scientific exploration into psychedelics. Stress worsens hallucinations and delusions in psychotic patients. The results were inconclusive. Fascinated, because that was my first realization that if they could hook him, I can fall into the same trap just as easily if I don’t mind my Ps and Qs.
Then you are taken right into the heart of the experiment with medical descriptions and 1st hand reports of the volunteers. When it arrived, it felt a little like I was holding an old scientific textbook, rich in well-e I purchased this book based on the extremely interesting premise. This is a physically safe moleckle, although your blood pressure and heart rate will probably take a nice jump. Similarly, DMT may exist in the body as some fluke that does not have a “purpose.
One moment we are thinking, moving, and feeling.
Also, that people given the drug experienced not only “psychedelic” and near-death-like experiences, but also “alien contact” experiences indistinguishable from those reported by people claiming alien abduction, surprised and disturbed the author. The pineal gland is almost in the center of the brain, and molecupe about the size of your pinky-finger nail.
At first I thought I was rivk, having a nightmare. He has held a fellowship in clinical psychopharmacology research at the University of California Ric, Diego and was Professor of Psychiatry for eleven years at the University of New Mexico.
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. 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 If death is like this, there’s nothing to worry about.