By Rick Strassman
A medical psychiatrist explores the results of DMT, one in every of the main strong psychedelics known.
* A behind-the-scenes examine the leading edge of psychedelic research.
* presents a special medical cause of the phenomenon of alien abduction experiences.
From 1990 to 1995 Dr. Rick Strassman performed DEA-approved scientific learn on the college of latest Mexico within which he injected sixty volunteers with DMT, essentially the most strong psychedelics recognized. His unique account of these periods is a very riveting inquiry into the character of the human brain and the healing strength of psychedelics. DMT, a plant-derived chemical that also is synthetic by means of the human mind, regularly produced out-of-body, near-death, and mystical reports. Many volunteers said convincing encounters with clever nonhuman presences: angels, extraterrestrial beings, spirits. approximately all agreed that the classes have been one of the such a lot severe reviews in their lives.
Strassman's learn connects dmt with the pineal gland, thought of via Hindus to be the location of the 6th chakra and by means of Rene Descartes to be the seat of the soul. DMT: The Spirit Molecule makes the daring case that DMT, evidently published by way of the pineal gland, allows the soul's flow out and in of the physique and is an essential component of the beginning and demise reviews, in addition to the top states of meditation or even sexual transcendence. Strassman additionally believes that alien abduction reviews are because of unintentional releases of DMT. If used correctly, dmt may well set off a interval of exceptional development within the medical exploration of the main mystical areas of the human brain and soul.
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I felt conflicting priorities around friendship and research goals. The drawbacks of the hospital setting and medical model quickly were apparent. The need to give full psychedelic doses was already tempered by an awareness of their potential for negative reactions. There was a far-flung network of colleagues and regulators who variously assisted the project. 6 mg/kg IV DMT sessions. Let's now turn to the background for this research, the vast amount we know about psychedelic drugs, and the way our science and society have used that information.
However, this did not occur to any extent in either man during their subsequent participation in the project. " Delirium can result from physical factors such as fever, head injury, lack of oxygen, or low blood sugar. In addition, a profoundly traumatic psychological experience may produce a delirious state, such as what happens in survivors of severe trauma or disasters. I was uncertain to what degree "psychological trauma" contributed to Nils's and Philip's confusion in, and inability to remember much of, their PROLOGUE • 17 DMT sessions.
These early explorers heard tales of fantastic visions, "out-of-body travel," predictions of the future, location of lost objects, and contact with dead ancestors or other disembodied entities. Another plant mixture, this one consumed as a beverage, seemed to produce similar effects at a slower pace. This brew also went by several names, including ayahuasca and yage. This drink inspired much rock art and paintings drawn on the walls of native shelters—what would be called "psychedelic" art today.