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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He has published over 40 moleule scientific articles in the fields of psychopharmacologyneurologypsychiatryneuroendocrinology and neuropsychopharmacology.

He is also President and co-founder of the Cottonwood Research Foundation, which is dedicated to consciousness research.

He has detailed his research in his book DMT: Stone formed the Cottonwood Research Foundation to continue scientific research into the molfcule of consciousness. Mloecule 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. The Spirit Molecule, which has sold overcopies, has been translated into 12 languages, and is now available as an audio-book. However, we may take steps that minimize causes of a potential backlash.

Elevated rectal temperature produced by all night bright light is reversed by melatonin infusion in men”. Several theories about DMT have aroused these strong reactions. About Rick SinceDr.

Rick Strassman MD – DMT: The Spirit Molecule

One’s sense of self is maintained, there is an external free-standing independent-of-the-observer spiritual world. Should We Loosen the Restrictions on Psychedelics? Rescheduling psychedelics out of the highly restrictive Schedule I is necessary for this to occur. Strassman suggests that DMT experiences may most closely resemble those found in the Hebrew Bible’s model of prophecy:.


Strassman performed clinical research investigating the function of the pineal glandin which his research group documented the first known role of melatonin in humans.

One of these steps is to avoid overreaching.

The Spirit Molecule” which summarizes his academic research and into DMT, and experimental studies regarding the substance, and also includes his own reflections and conclusions based on this scientific research.

DMT is made primarily in mammalian lung tissue, and is related to human neurotransmitter serotonin and the pineal hormone melatonin. The clinical research into DMT continued from his work on the pineal hormone melatonin.

The Spirit Moleculebased on this book. In its efforts to mainstream psychedelics, the biomedical model runs the risk of proclaiming and defending particular dogmas and orthodoxies. Grant High School in Van Nuys in Pages with reference errors Pages with duplicate reference names All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July InStrassman was interviewed on the Cosmic Echo Podcast about his work at the Cottonwood Research Foundation as well as his research into the relationship to the psychedelic experience in relation to the Hebrew Bible.

This book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the mind, philosophy, the nature of reality, and spirituality.

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

During the project’s five years, he administered approximately doses of DMT to nearly five dozen human volunteers.

Strassman has also conducted similar research using psilocybin, a psychedelic alkaloid found in hallucinogenic mushrooms. The Old Testament concept of prophecy provides an alternative to other models that borrow more heavily from Eastern religious systems, and those of Latin American shamanism. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 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.


The worst thing we can hear is: Creating a field of psychedelic medicine opens the window to potential benefits and risks by increasing their accessibility. He is also the author of the well-known book “DMT: Barker and Andrew C. In unpublished studies, he administered doses of up to 1.

Rick Strassman

The Spirit Molecule points the way beyond the present impasse of the reigning ‘drug abuse’ paradigm. Backlash against the wider biomedical availability of psychedelic drugs is likely at some point. 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.

However, some of Strassman’s experimental participants also note that other entities can subjectively resemble creatures more like insects and aliens.

Subjective effects and preliminary results of a new rating scale”. 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.

He first developed a model of all-night suppression of melatonin by all-night bright light. Click here to read.