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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 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 Spirt Bible.

Rick Strassman – Wikipedia

Are we there yet? In its efforts to mainstream psychedelics, the biomedical model runs the risk of proclaiming and defending particular dogmas and orthodoxies.

Rick’s Blog Mainstreaming psychedelics. Barker and Andrew C. The Hebrew Bible’s model of prophecy is appealing because it comports well with the reports of ,olecule DMT volunteers. Click here to read.

Rick Strassman

Strassman’s studies, taking place between and in the General Clinical Research Center of the University of New Mexico Hospital, aimed to experimentally investigate the effects of N,N-dimethyltryptamine DMTa powerful psychedelic drug, dpirit is found in hundreds of plants and every mammal that has been studied.

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.

Strassman’s interest in the human biology of altered states of consciousness led him to study the pineal gland hormone ths in the s, at which time there were suggestive data regarding highly psychoactive effects of the hormone.


Subjective effects and preliminary results of a new rating scale”. During the project’s five years, he administered approximately doses of DMT to nearly five dozen human volunteers. Strassman performed clinical research investigating the function of the pineal glandin which his research group documented the first known role of melatonin in humans. Strassman has conjectured that when a person is approaching death or possibly 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.

It also inspired an independent documentary by the same name, picked up by Warner Bros distributing in Fall, The Spirit Molecule, which has sold thcopies, has been translated into 12 languages, and is now available as an audio-book. Misguided Mainstreaming of Psychedelic Drugs: Exogenous infusion of melatonin, replicating endogenous levels, in the bright light condition in which endogenous melatonin was suppressed reestablished the normal trough of core body temperature.

Rick Strassman MD – DMT: The Spirit Molecule

New Publication The psychedelic religion of mystical consciousness. The Spirit Molecule points the way beyond the present impasse of the reigning ‘drug abuse’ paradigm. 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. 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.

Additional issues of public health policy must be determined, and who takes the lead in shaping these policies requires careful attention. However, we may take steps that minimize causes of a potential backlash.

He became clinical associate professor of psychiatry in He is developing these ideas in his next book, The Soul of Prophecy, due to appear in Strassman was born in Los Angeles, California, in 20001 toStrassman led a U. Backlash against the wider biomedical availability of psychedelic drugs is likely at some point.


Pages with reference errors Pages spirir duplicate reference names All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July Several theories about DMT have aroused these strong reactions. Siprit then established a successful exogenous melatonin infusion protocol that replicated endogenous melatonin levels in the bright-light conditions.

DMT and the Pineal: Neuroendocrine, autonomic and cardiovascular effects”. He trained as a medical doctor specialized in psychiatry with a fellowship in clinical dnt research and holds degrees from Stanford University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

Elevated rectal temperature produced by all night bright light is reversed by melatonin infusion in men”. He is also the author of the well-known book “DMT: He is also President and co-founder of the Cottonwood Research Foundation, which is dedicated to consciousness research.

The Spirit Moleculebased on this book. Led to this substance through his earlier study of the pineal gland as a potential biological locus for spiritual experiences, he administered several hundred doses of DMT to approximately 60 volunteers between and He has published over 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles in the fields of psychopharmacologyneurologypsychiatryneuroendocrinology and neuropsychopharmacology.

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.

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. Challenging Experiences October 25, Creating a field of psychedelic medicine opens the window to potential benefits and risks by increasing their accessibility. DMT is made primarily in mammalian lung tissue, and is related to human neurotransmitter serotonin and the pineal hormone melatonin.


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

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