DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences
A clinical psychiatrist explores the effects of DMT, one of the most powerful psychedelics known.
Strassman's research connects DMT with the pineal gland, considered by Hindus to be the site of the seventh chakra and by Rene Descartes to be the seat of the soul. DMT: 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. Strassman also believes that "alien abduction experiences" are brought on by accidental releases of DMT. If used wisely, DMT could trigger a period of remarkable progress in the scientific exploration of the most mystical regions of the human mind and soul.
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Loved it all the way throughUser Review - loverofknowledge - Borders
Anyone interested in what research is available on psychedelic drugs, specifically DMT (dimethyltryptamine), or spirituality in general, or psychotic disorders, or alien abduction, or near death ... Read full review
Unbelievably dialoge-provoking book about research into DMT and psychedelics as a whole. Mostly describing research involving administring DMT intravenously to sixty volunteers and their personal experiences.
Being forced to challenge the border of science Rick Strassman has to involve his personal Buddhistic knowledge and even make personal speculations to explain phenomena such as out-of-body experiences, mystical states of enlightment and contact with non-human beings.
Thorough history of psychedelic discovery and research and its place in current academic context.