2012

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The Spirit Molecule explores the enigmatic dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a molecule found throughout nature, and considered the most potent psychedelic.

 

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

  • 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 film's approach sheds light on an array of ideas that could considerably alter the way humans understand the universe and their relationship to it.

 

Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), also known as N,N-dimethyltryptamine, is a naturally-occurring tryptamine and potent psychedelic drug, found not only in many plants, but also in trace amounts in the human body where its natural function is undetermined.

 

DMT is created in small amounts by the human body during normal metabolism by the enzyme tryptamine-N-methyltransferase.

 

Many cultures, indigenous and modern, ingest DMT as a psychedelic in extracted or synthesized forms.

 

Ask yourself,

  • Have I ever had a dream?

  • Have I ever had a near-death experience?

  • Have I ever seen those 'funny shows' about people's alien abduction stories?

Chances are you have answered at least one of these questions.

 

Now you are most likely wondering,

“what does this have to do with DMT? I've never even heard of that.”

All though you may have no idea what DMT is, chances are you have experienced it at least a few times this past week.

DMT or Dimethyltryptamine, is a chemical compound that is found in the part of your brain called the Pineal Gland. The Pineal Gland is a pinecone shaped gland in the middle of your brain located in between your two eyes. This chemical compound is found in every living animal, human, and some plants.

So, why is this important? DTM is responsible for something that baffles people as well as is a common occurrence every night, aka dreams.

 

During your REM (rapid eye movement) cycle of sleep, this chemical is released into the bloodstream. This is what causes you to dream, and have a sense of “being” while you are in that dream process.

 

Why this chemical is released during your REM cycle? That is one of the many mysteries surrounding this chemical compound.

This is one of the many reasons why DMT is becoming more well-known in our society today.

 

 

 

A Molecule Found Throughout Nature

The Spirit Molecule