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    DescriptionFrom 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 sixty 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 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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    Title
    DMT: the Spirit Molecule
    Subtitle
    A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Out-of-Body Near-Death and Mystical Experiences
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rick Strassman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 700 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780892819270
    ISBN 10: 0892819278
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: MBGR
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    BIC subject category V2: VXQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.3
    B&T General Subject: 590
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 25
    BISAC V2.8: MED105020
    DC22: 615/.7883
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24790
    DC21: 615.7883
    BISAC V2.8: OCC034000
    DC22: 615.7883
    LC classification: RM666.D564 S77 2001
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Thema V1.0: MBGR, VXQ
    Edition
    1
    Edition statement
    Original ed.
    Publisher
    Inner Traditions Bear and Company
    Imprint name
    Park Street Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    15 June 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Rochester
    Author Information
    Rick Strassman, M.D., author of DMT : The Spirit Molecule, and co-author of Inner Paths to Outer Space, lives in Taos, New Mexico, and is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
    Review quote
    "This book will be of profound interest to . . . anyone with a deep interest in the study of consciousness, visionary states and/or psycho-pharmacology."
    Back cover copy
    PSYCHOLOGY / MYSTICISM "Highly readable, intriguing, provocative. . . . [An] intellectually courageous book. . . . Will be of great use both to researchers and clinicians, as well as to laypeople." --American Journal of Psychiatry, 2002 "Rick Strassman's pioneering research raises fascinating questions about the neurochemical basis of experience and the feasibility of conducting human research with mind- altering drugs in a university medical center. Truly adventurous reading!" --Andrew Weil, author of Spontaneous Healing "Fascinating and provocative. A remarkable exploration of the boundaries of science and consciousness itself." --Rupert Sheldrake, author of The Presence of the Past "A dazzling journey through psychedelic drug experimentation and a tantalizing peek into a new model of how the brain and mind work. Strassman's research points toward a physiological basis for spirit and its interaction with the human body; his data suggests that our brain chemistry allows us access to other realms of existence just when we need it most, and his story recounts both the dangers and promises of entering this brave new world." --Bruce Greyson, Editor, Journal of Near-Death Studies From 1990 to 1995 Dr. Rick Strassman conducted DEA-approved clinical research at the University of New Mexico in which he injected sixty 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 that is also manufactured by the human brain, consistently produced near-death and mystical experiences. Many volunteers reported convincing encounters with intelligent nonhuman presences, especially "aliens." 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 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. RICK STRASSMAN, M.D., is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.