The Spirit Molecule
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Park Street Press
FROM THE EROWID REVIEW #
- Review by Lux, 2007 Dec 10
... [T]he shadow side of this book's legacy is that it has helped create a state of confusion among its readership. Strassman's outstanding work is marred by unsubstantiated speculation regarding possible connections between meditation, death and dying, the pineal gland, endogenous DMT, and quantum mechanics. . . . (more)
- Review by Scotto, 2005 Jul 07
Rick Strassman is a good storyteller. The prologue to his new book is engaging right from the start, as we encounter Philip and Nils, Strassman’s first two volunteers, who volunteer as human guinea pigs in order to find the appropriate dose of intravenous DMT to utilize for a long-term study Strassman is about to conduct into the biomedical effects . . . (more)
BLURBS #Rick Strassman's pioneering research raises fascinating questions about the neurochemical basis of experience and the feasibility of conducting human research with mind-altering drugs in a university medical center. Truly adventurous reading!
-- Andrew Weil, author of Spontaneous Healing
"Fascinating and provocative. A remarkable exploration of the boundaries of science and consciousness itself."
-- Rupert Sheldrake, author of The Presence of the Past
"A dazzling journey through psychedelic drug experimentation and a tantalizing peek into a new model of how the brain and mind work. Strassman's research points toward a physiological basis for spirit and its interaction with the human body; his data suggests that our brain chemistry allows us access to other realms of existence just when we need it most, and his story recounts both the dangers and promises of entering this brave new world."
-- Bruce Greyson, Editor, Journal of Near-Death Studies