DMT: The Spirit Molecule

  • by Rick Strassman
  • Narrated by Arthur Morey
  • 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From 1990 to 1995, Dr. Rick Strassman conducted U.S. government–approved and funded clinical research at the University of New Mexico in which he injected 60 volunteers with DMT, one of the most powerful psychedelics known. His detailed account of those sessions is an extraordinarily riveting inquiry into the nature of the human mind and the therapeutic potential of psychedelics. DMT, a plant-derived chemical found in the psychedelic Amazon brew ayahuasca, is also manufactured by the human brain. In Strassman's volunteers, it consistently produced near-death and mystical experiences. Many reported convincing encounters with intelligent nonhuman presences, aliens, angels, and spirits. Nearly all felt that the sessions were among the most profound experiences of their lives. Strassman's research connects DMT with the pineal gland, considered by Hindus to be the site of the seventh chakra and by René 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 so-called 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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What the Critics Say

"Fascinating and provocative. A remarkable exploration of the boundaries of science and consciousness itself." (Rupert Sheldrake, author of The Presence of the Past)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very interesting and detailed insight

Although the narrator was too dry at times the information and case studies of the affects of this endogenous drug was incredibly interesting and fascinating to hear. Especially so, the accounts of the subjects who underwent the research with the places they went and things they saw.
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- Justin

Good story about DMT research. Poor narration

The research of DMT was interesting and it help fulfill some curiosities of its affects on individuals whom have had and those havent had previous heavy exposure/use
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- Amazon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-03-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio