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DMT: The Spirit Molecule Audiobook

DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences

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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.

©2000 Rick J. Strassman, M.D. (P)2011 Tantor

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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    jacob jacksonville beach, florida, United States 08-16-11
    jacob jacksonville beach, florida, United States 08-16-11
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    "Eye opening"

    Accounts of the test subjects' experiences are the best part of this book. Listening to this book has made become much more curious about psychedelic experiences.

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    Dax 08-03-17
    Dax 08-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Like reading a very very long research paper...."

    Good book. I think he could have gone without all the details about the research projects, like the setup etc.... Overall, just a mediocre listen.

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    LAURA MCCAIN BLOOMINGTON, IN USA 07-28-17
    LAURA MCCAIN BLOOMINGTON, IN USA 07-28-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Interesting"

    This was a detailed account of what goes on in a psychiatric study. The descriptions of what the subjects experienced while under the influence of DMT were surprising and fascinating.

    I think the main reason I enjoyed the book is the fact that I'm interested in how this type of narrative is put together. I may have been more interested in the structure than the content.

    If you're into learning about psychedelics and spirituality, this book should be on your reading list.

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    Seth Patterson Sunnyvale, California 06-13-17
    Seth Patterson Sunnyvale, California 06-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "if you are here considering this book- buy it."

    I am so appreciative of the author for not only seeing this research through, but then sharing it with the rest of the world.

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    BM 05-05-17
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    "Very interesting"

    A must read if you've had deep spiritual experiences and had been questioning if there could be a physical way to explain what happens in our pineal glad and our mistical experiences.

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    Imperator N. Syracuse, NY 03-18-17
    Imperator N. Syracuse, NY 03-18-17 Member Since 2017

    Avid history devotee! Preferring Renaissance, Roman, & Middle Ages history. Currently started exploring American history.

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    "An enlightening look into an under studied subject"
    Would you listen to DMT: The Spirit Molecule again? Why?

    Yes, it has loads of information that anyone would only benefit from a second listen!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of DMT: The Spirit Molecule?

    The individual experiences of the study participants.


    What about Arthur Morey’s performance did you like?

    Arthur Morey made the book thoroughly enjoyable. He isn't overbearing but at the same time doesn't put you to sleep like other narrators I've listened to.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Will make you question your beliefs and perception of reality!


    Any additional comments?

    It is very refreshing to see a book written about such a VASTLY under studied subject matter. There is entirely to much bad and disinformation smothering the subject currently and it's people like Dr. Rick Strassman that are willing to do the work to chip away that layer of bad info to the truth of the matter.

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    Matthew Lakey 03-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely astounding research."

    Strassman performed some of the most groundbreaking research in my opinion. He is well thought out and considers almost every angle of perspective and his book writing reflects his character. Amazing book.

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    Idaho Trojan 12-01-16
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    "Extremely thorough, scientific. perspective on DMT"

    I had a hard time putting this one down! Very insightful, unbiased perspective on DMT, very eye opening, looked at real effects vs. expectations, did not feel author had an agenda, very scientific but still very engaging!

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    Mo 08-16-16
    Mo 08-16-16
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    "informative, articulate, and entertaining"

    Great book full of details, and informative facts. the author, just like in any good research project, included all the details. it's up to you, the reader, what to do with it

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    GADDEN 07-18-16
    GADDEN 07-18-16
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    "Work to be appreciated"

    Definitely is a technical research study. The first half of the book was a bit dry, but still seemed necessary to appreciate the efforts in setting up the research. I found the second half more interesting as it went into the encounters of the participants along with post observations, from both author and subjects.

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