VFTB 059: Dr. Rick Strassman — DMT: The Spirit Molecule
THE PORTAL to the spirit world may be inside your head. Author and professor of psychiatry Dr. Rick Strassman makes the case in his book DMT: The Spirit Molecule that a substance found in plants and the human body may be the key to unlocking that portal.
In 1990, Dr. Strassman began the first new US government approved and funded clinical research with psychedelic drugs in over twenty years. His work with N,N-dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, raises more questions than it answered. And as Dr. Strassman admits, quite a few people — from enthusiasts of the drug culture to practitioners of traditional religions — will be disturbed by his analysis.
Most of all, brain researchers may object to the idea that DMT affects the brain’s ability to receive information rather than generating perceptions — especially when those perceptions are of realms inhabited by conscious entities.
Watch for The Spirit Molecule, a documentary about Dr. Strassman’s research, coming in October.
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