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The Spirit Molecule: DMT – Dr. Rick Strassman

Indigenous cultures have used plant based hallucinogens for thousands of years as part of their cultural, spiritual, or healing traditions. Dr. Rick Strassman conducted research involved the powerful naturally-occurring compound, DMT – N,N-dimethyltryptamine. 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 1990 and 1995. 

Strassman was the first person in the United States to undertake human research with psychedelic, hallucinogenic, or entheogenic substances with his research on N,N-dimethyltryptamine, also known as DMT.  He wrote about this research in the popular book, DMT: The Spirit Molecule, which has sold over 100,000 copies, has been translated into 12 languages.

From the Archives: This live interview was recorded on January 15,  2001 on the nationally syndicated radio program, hosted by Laura Lee . See more at www.lauralee.com