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He discussed his newest book as well as his personal views on the relationship between the spiritual prophetic experiences that are described in the Old Testament and with the use of DMT. DMT and the Pineal: About Rick SinceDr. InStrassman, along with Steven A.

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The Buddhist psychological model didn’t comport with the data – the “more real than real” element of volunteers’ experiences Buddhism proposes these phenomena are all generated by the mind, rather than “real” observations of external reality ; [this] did nothing to suggest a satisfactory evolutionary explanation for the presence of DMT in the human body. Creating a field of psychedelic medicine opens the window to potential benefits and risks by increasing their accessibility.

The clinical research into DMT continued from his work on the pineal hormone melatonin. Buy the Books If you order books directly from me, I will sign and inscribe them to you. Inspired by visions he had seen in his early experiences taking LSD at the beginning of the s, Strassman began studying Buddhism as a young man.

In its efforts to mainstream psychedelics, the biomedical model runs the risk of proclaiming and defending particular dogmas and orthodoxies. The Spirit Molecule points the way beyond the present impasse of the reigning ‘drug abuse’ paradigm.

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He wrote about this research in the popular book, DMT: Are we there yet?

DMT is made primarily in mammalian lung tissue, and is related to human neurotransmitter serotonin and the pineal hormone melatonin. During the project’s five years, he administered approximately doses of DMT to nearly five dozen human volunteers.

Rick Strassman

Views Read Edit View history. A follow-up DMT study demonstrated lack of tolerance to the psychological effects of repeated closely spaced doses of DMT, making DMT unique among classical psychedelics. This book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the mind, philosophy, the nature of reality, te spirituality. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Rick Strassman MD – DMT: The Spirit Molecule

Moderate doses, strict moleccule to non-drug factors, and a modest relationship with the media all have contributed One molfcule to the content of the experience, rather than being dissolved into it. He has held a fellowship in clinical psychopharmacology research at the University of California San Diego and was Professor of Psychiatry for eleven years at the University of New Mexico.

Strassman was trained for 20 years in Zen Buddhism and received lay ordination in a Western Buddhist order, and led a meditation group of the order. Led to this substance through his earlier study of the pineal gland as a potential biological locus for spiritual experiences, he administered several hundred doses of DMT to approximately 60 volunteers between and The notion molceule prophecy also deals directly with ethical and moral concerns, adding a crucial element to our ability to understand and integrate the content of the psychedelic experience.

As a result of his research, Strassman came to refer to DMT as the “spirit molecule” because its effects include many features of religious experiencesuch as visions, voices, disembodied consciousness, powerful emotions, novel insights, and feelings of overwhelming significance.

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Several theories about DMT have aroused these strong reactions. The Hebrew Bible’s model of prophecy is appealing because it comports well with the reports of the DMT volunteers. Strassman has conjectured that when a person is approaching death or possibly when in a dream state, the body releases DMT in a relatively large amount, mediating some of the imagery reported by survivors of near-death experiences. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles in the fields of psychopharmacologyneurologypsychiatryneuroendocrinology and neuropsychopharmacology.

It was at this point that I began to wonder if I was getting in over my head with this research.

As an undergraduate at Stanford University, working in the developmental biology laboratory of Norman K. Rick’s Slirit Mainstreaming psychedelics. He became clinical associate professor of psychiatry in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Prophecy is a spiritual experience which takes into account the apparently external, free-standing nature of the DMT “worlds,” in which one’s sense of self is highly preserved and interactive. Strassman performed clinical research investigating the function of the pineal glandin which his research group documented the first known role of melatonin in humans.

Strassman has been exploring models for the DMT effect focusing primarily on the Old Testament concept of prophecy. Stone formed the Cottonwood Research Foundation to continue scientific research into the nature of consciousness.

A dazzling journey through psychedelic drug experimentation and a tantalizing peek into a new model of how the brain and mind work.

He is also President and co-founder of the Cottonwood Research Foundation, which is dedicated to consciousness research. He first developed a model of all-night suppression of melatonin by all-night bright light.