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In its efforts to mainstream psychedelics, the biomedical model runs the risk of proclaiming and defending particular dogmas and orthodoxies. These raise the risk of stifling inquiry into the full psychedelic experience: The biomedical research model has been extraordinarily successful in re-introducing psychedelic drugs to the larger scientific community and popular culture.

Moderate doses, strict attention to non-drug factors, and a modest relationship with the media all have contributed Several theories about DMT have aroused these strong reactions. Creating a field of psychedelic medicine opens the window to potential benefits and risks by increasing their accessibility. Rescheduling psychedelics out of the highly restrictive Schedule I fmt necessary for this to occur. Additional issues of public health policy must be determined, and who takes the lead in shaping these policies requires careful attention.

Backlash against the wider biomedical availability of psychedelic drugs is likely at some point. However, we may take steps that minimize causes of a potential backlash.


Rick Strassman

One of these steps is to avoid overreaching. Any failure to maintain intellectual rigor and honesty in such a highly controversial field will not serve the research community well when media coverage turns negative for any reason.

The worst thing we can hear is: Strassman has been exploring models for the DMT effect focusing primarily on the Old Testament concept of prophecy. Prophecy is a spiritual experience which takes into account the apparently external, free-standing nature of the DMT “worlds,” in which one’s sense of self is highly preserved and interactive.

Rick Strassman – Wikipedia

The Old Testament concept of prophecy provides an alternative to other models that borrow more heavily from Eastern religious systems, and those of Latin American shamanism. The notion of prophecy also deals directly with ethical and moral concerns, adding a crucial element to our ability to understand and integrate the content of the psychedelic experience.

He is developing these ideas in his next book, The Soul of Prophecy, due to appear in He is also President and co-founder of the Cottonwood Research Foundation, which is dedicated to consciousness research.

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 and He wrote about this research in the popular book, DMT: The Spirit Molecule, which has sold overcopies, has been translated into 12 languages, and is now available as an audio-book. It also inspired an independent documentary by the same name, picked up by Warner Bros distributing in Fall, With three distinguished collaborators, he co-authored Inner Paths to Outer Space, which looks more carefully at the common “other worlds” experience that volunteers frequently reported during his research.


The most extensive scientific study of the mental and perceptual effects of a psychedelic drug since the s. A dazzling journey through psychedelic drug experimentation and a tantalizing peek into a new model of how the brain and mind work. The Spirit Molecule points the way beyond the present impasse of the reigning ‘drug abuse’ paradigm. This book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the mind, philosophy, the nature of reality, and spirituality. Should We Loosen the Restrictions on Psychedelics?

Rick’s Blog Mainstreaming psychedelics. Are we there yet? Misguided Mainstreaming of Psychedelic Drugs: Challenging Experiences October 25, New Publication The psychedelic religion of mystical consciousness.

Click molecuke to read. About Rick SinceDr. Buy the Books If you order books directly from me, I will sign and inscribe them to you. Rick Strassman MD performed the first new human studies with psychedelic drugs in the US in over 20 years.