What if I told you that within the very center of your brain there exists a key…a key that unlocks the doors of consensus reality and opens up an inner spiritual plain of infinite and subtle complexity. Not a metaphorical or poetic key but an actual, real and tangible biochemical mechanism which you use every night when you dream. Sound unbelievable? Well then you’ve obviously never heard of DMT.
Thanks to the cutting edge research of Dr. Rick Strassman and a group of brave volunteers our understanding of DMT is, like a person’s consciousness after taking a hit of the substance, massively expanded.
DMT, or N,N-Dimethyltryptamine(I know, its a bit a of a mouthful) to give it its full name, is the most abundant psychoactive compound found in all of nature. Its use by indigenous cultures during spiritual and ritual ceremonies in the form of Ayahuasca goes back thousands of years, particularly in the Amazonian regions of S.America. The spiritual “third eye” finds its closest psychical counterpart in the eye-shaped pineal gland, which resides at the center of the brain and is reputed by many to be the source of DMT in humans.
This compound, which naturally occurs within the human body also happens to be one of the most illegal substances around, go figure… The organisation TED even felt it necessary to ban Graham Hancock’s talk on his use of Ayahuasca and its relation to expanded levels of consciousness. This has only happened twice before, if you’re interested you can find those talks here and here.
So what is it about this mysterious alkaloid that warrants so much censorship and controversy? Well thats what DMT: The Spirit Molecule endeavors to find out. Thanks to the cutting edge research of Dr. Rick Strassman and a group of brave volunteers our understanding of DMT is, like a person’s consciousness after taking a hit of the substance, massively expanded.
This brilliantly crafted documentary slickly presented by DMT advocate Joe Rogan contains numerous firsthand volunteer accounts of their experience on DMT. It also features an all star cast of writers, artists, scientists and philosophers. Including an emotional scene with Dr.Dennis McKenna while remembering his brother, the late, great, Terrence McKenna. Enjoy.