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Rick Strassman

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Wessells PhD, Strassman developed a new model for growing embryonic avian dorsal root ganglion neurons, suspended in a semi-solid agar matrix, thus allowing 3-dimensional assessment of growing patterns. 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 thr for the presence of DMT in the human body.

However, his work with DMT led him to feel Dt models may not be the most suitable way for us to explain and dt the spiritual dimensions of the DMT experience:. He is developing these ideas in his next book, The Soul of Prophecy, due to appear in The Spirit Molecule, which has sold overcopies, has been translated into 12 languages, and is now available as an audio-book.

He trained as a medical doctor specialized in psychiatry with a fellowship tye clinical psychopharmacology research and holds degrees from Stanford University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. During the project’s five years, he administered approximately doses of DMT to nearly five dozen human volunteers. He began his undergraduate studies in zoology at Pomona College in Claremont for two years, before transferring to Stanford Universitywhere he graduated with departmental honors in biological sciences in Several theories about DMT have aroused these strong reactions.


Led to this substance through his earlier study moleculle the pineal gland as a potential biological locus for spiritual experiences, he administered several hundred doses of DMT to approximately 60 volunteers between and 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.

He is also President and co-founder of the Cottonwood Research Foundation, which is dedicated to consciousness research. Any failure to maintain intellectual rigor and honesty in such a highly controversial field will not serve the research community well when media coverage turns negative for any reason.

As a result of his research, Strassman came to refer to DMT as the “spirit molecule” because its effects include many features of religious experiencesuch as visions, voices, disembodied consciousness, powerful emotions, novel insights, and feelings of overwhelming significance.

Spjrit of Applied Physiology. Government-approved and funded clinical research team at the University of New Mexico, studying the effects of N,N-dimethyltryptamine DMT on human subjects in experimental conditions.

Rick Strassman MD – DMT: The Spirit Molecule

Emt High School in Van Nuys in Strassman has been exploring models for the DMT effect focusing primarily on the Old Testament concept of prophecy. One relates to the content of the experience, rather than being dissolved into it. However, some of Strassman’s experimental participants also note that other entities can molcule resemble creatures more like insects and aliens.

From tohe obtained fellowship training in clinical psychopharmacology research at the University of California, San Diego.

DMT and the Pineal: He has held a fellowship in clinical psychopharmacology research at the University of California San Diego and was Professor of Psychiatry for eleven years at the University of New Mexico. The biomedical research model has been extraordinarily successful in re-introducing psychedelic drugs to the larger scientific community and popular culture.


Retrieved from ” https: 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. Misguided Mainstreaming of Psychedelic Drugs: This page was last edited on 22 Novemberat He wrote about this research in the popular book, DMT: With three distinguished collaborators, he co-authored Inner Paths to Outer Space, which looks more carefully at the common “other worlds” experience that volunteers frequently reported during his research.

He has published over 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles in the fields of psychopharmacologyneurologypsychiatryneuroendocrinology and neuropsychopharmacology. However, there is no data correlating endogenous DMT activity to non-drug-related altered states of consciousness. He first developed a model of all-night suppression of melatonin by all-night bright light.

The most extensive scientific study of the mental and perceptual effects of a psychedelic drug since the s. From toStrassman led a U. A dazzling journey thee psychedelic drug experimentation and a tantalizing peek into a new model of how the brain and mind work.

In its efforts to mainstream psychedelics, the biomedical model runs the risk of proclaiming and defending particular dogmas and orthodoxies. Strassman has conjectured that when a person is approaching death or yhe when in a dream state, the body releases DMT in a relatively large amount, mediating some of the imagery reported by survivors of near-death experiences.

Creating a field of psychedelic medicine tne the window to potential benefits and risks by increasing their accessibility.