DMT – The Spirit Molecule
By Dr. Rick Strassman
This is an absolutely fascinating book that was written some years ago. It is looking into the biology of near-death and mystical experiences. Dr. Strassman injected DMT (see description below) into a control group of different ages and social economic background. He then recorded their experiences following the injection. Some had life changing experiences.
All these experiments were done within the strict confines of a proper research lab within a clinical setting.
While chemically quite simple, this ‘spirit’ molecule provides our consciousness access to the most amazing and unexpected visions, thoughts and feelings.
It apparently can be found anywhere but particularly in the abundant plant life in South America. The locals have known about this for thousands of years and their shamans are using their brews to affect mind-altering states – see below.
However, we do not suggest using mind altering drugs but do – take your Borax daily, meditate frequently and eat highly nutritious foods and drink lots of pure water. That way you might have a very good chance your pineal gland will produce its own endogenous DMT. Remember, fluoridated water calcifies the pineal gland and will inhibit its full function.
We suggest reading this great book “The Spirit Molecule” to learn more about the pineal gland and its effect on us with regards to mystical experiences.
Chemical description of DMT (N-dimethyltryptamine)
DMT is of the tryptamine family. Its presence is widespread throughout the plant kingdom. DMT occurs in trace amounts in mammals, including humans, where it putatively functions as a trace amine neurotransmitter/neuromodulator. It is originally derived from the essential amino acid tryptophan and ultimately produced by the enzyme INMT during normal metabolism. The significance of its widespread natural presence remains undetermined. Structurally, DMT is analogous to the neurotransmitter serotonin (5-HT), the hormone melatonin, and other psychedelic tryptamines, such as 5-MeO-DMT, bufotenin, psilocin and psilocybin.
When ingested, DMT acts as a psychedelic drug.[ Depending on the dose and method of administration, its subjective effects can range from short-lived milder psychedelic states to powerful immersive experiences; these are often described as a total loss of connection to conventional reality with the encounter of ineffable spiritual/alien realms. Indigenous Amazonian Amerindian cultures consume DMT as the primary psychoactive in ayahuasca, a shamanistic brew used for divinatory and healing purposes. Pharmacologically, ayahuasca combines DMT with an MAOI, an enzyme inhibitor that allows DMT to be orally active.