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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Himself - Host
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 ...
Himself - Psychiatrist
Graham Hancock ...
Himself - Writer
Kathleen Harrison ...
Herself - Ethnobotanist
James Kent ...
Himself - Writer


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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Excellent, but lacking
17 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I highly recommend that anyone interested in this documentary visit YouTube and watch all of the interview "clips". These clips that were shared with the world well before this documentary came out are far more interesting than the documentary itself. Which is disappointing, as I was expecting the full documentary to not only include these interviews but more of them as well.

While this was definitely an exciting and intriguing film to watch, the post editing was poorly done and gives the feel of watching a very long preview for something that never comes.

Again, it would have been nice if they did not completely cut out people from the documentary that were originally interviewed. This is a 10 star rating, but it still could have been a lot better. I hope the producers could release the unedited interviews as a bonus in the future or at least post them somewhere online.

One slight other complaint is that the original backing music for the film (as shown on their original YouTube trailer) was excellent. Their final choice in music gave a totally different vibe, which ended up sounding highly amateurish with a more upbeat, early 90's "teenage pop" sound that just added to the more amateurish feel of the documentary.

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