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DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010)

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An investigation into the long-obscured mystery of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a molecule found in nearly every living organism and considered the most potent psychedelic on Earth.

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Ralph Abraham ...
Himself - Mathematician
Joel Bakst ...
Himself - Rabbi
Steven Barker ...
Himself - Pharmacologist
Susan Blumenthal ...
Herself - DMT Volunteer, Writer
Erik Davis ...
Himself - Writer
Patricio Dominguez ...
Himself - DMT Volunteer, Shaman
Cynthia Geist ...
Herself - DMT Study Nurse
Neal Goldsmith ...
Himself - Psychologist
Alex Grey ...
Himself - Artist
Roland Griffiths ...
Himself - Behavioral Pharmocologist
Charles Grob ...
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Graham Hancock ...
Himself - Writer
Kathleen Harrison ...
Herself - Ethnobotanist
James Kent ...
Himself - Writer
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The Spirit Molecule investigates dimethyltryptamine (DMT), an endogenous psychoactive compound, which exists in humans and numerous species of plants and animals. The documentary traces Dr. Rick Strassman's government-sanctioned, human DMT research and its many trials, tribulations, and inconceivable realizations. A closer examination of DMT's effects through the lens of two traditionally opposed concepts, science and spirituality, The Spirit Molecule explores the connections between cutting-edge neuroscience, quantum physics, and human spirituality. Strassman's research, and the experiences of the human test subjects before, during, and after the intense clinical trials, raises many intriguing questions. A variety of experts voice their unique thoughts and experiences with DMT within their respective fields. As Strassman's story unfolds, the contributors weigh in on his remarkable theories, including the synthesis of DMT in our brain's pineal gland, its link to near-death & ... Written by Mitch Schultz

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23 May 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Although this movie covers some scientific research done regarding the use and affects,of Ayahuasca, two plants combined to create a powerful hallucinogenic, containing the main subject DMT or N,N-Dimethyltryptamine. DMT is supposedly a naturally occurring substance in the human body, or brain.The movie misses the mark by not commenting on the dangers of using such a drug . It combines the fantasy that there is some spiritual world, alternate dimension accessible by the use of DMT..where one can interact with other beings . Unfortunately this movie seems to be geared towards the drug culture trying garnish attention and build momentum to achieve more grant money for research. I am all for research but there seems to be a huge disconnect between the science and the fantasy. Therefore the film is no more than a well produced movie making claims it can not support.I would recommend this movie for those who want to see how drug culture makes radical claims.


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