Friday, May 07, 2010


by Paulo Jales - Brazil- 2010  - Click for large size.

From John Tierney's recent NY Times article "Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning In Again" to Derek Beres reporting in the Huffington Post on "The Rekindling of the Psychedelic Age" there is an emerging serious scientific interest in the more profound aspects of the use of psychoactive substances.

The soon-to-be released film documentary The Spirit Molecule which portrays the seminal research of Dr Rick Strassman has been in preparation for several years.

July 20, 2009 — THE SPIRIT MOLECULE weaves an account of Dr. Rick Strassman's groundbreaking DMT research through a multifaceted approach to this intriguing hallucinogen found in the human brain and hundreds of plants. Utilizing interviews with a variety of experts to explain their thoughts and experiences with DMT within their respective fields, and discussions with Strassman's research volunteers brings to life the awesome effects of this compound, and far-reaching theories regarding its role in human consciousness .

Several themes explored include possible roles for endogenous DMT; its theoretical role in near-death and birth experiences, alien-abduction experiences; and the uncanny similarities in Biblical prophetic texts describing DMT-like experiences. Our expert contributors offer a comprehensive collection of information, opinions, and speculation about indigenous use of DMT, the history and future of psychedelic research, and current DMT research. All this, to help us understand the nature of the DMT experience, and its role in human society and evolution.

The subtle combination of science, spirituality, and philosophy within the films approach sheds light on an array of ideas that could considerably alter the way humans understand the universe and their relationship to it.

More information on the documentary The Spirit Molecule.

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