PSYx - The Systemic Psychedelic
Dr. Rick Strassman on Corona, Creativity & Psychedelics as Super Placebos
Apr 27, 2020 · 38 min
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In this episode we are speaking to Dr. Rick Strassman about "PsychoActivating System Change".

Rick Strassman is currently Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He is also President and co-founder of the Cottonwood Research Foundation, which is dedicated to consciousness research.

In the early 1990s, Dr. Strassman performed the first new human studies with psychedelic drugs in the US in over 20 years.

His research involved the powerful naturally-occurring compound, DMT. 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 five dozen volunteers between 1990 and 1995. He wrote about this research in the popular book, “DMT: The Spirit Molecule,” which has sold nearly 200,000 copies, and has been translated into over a dozen languages; and co-produced the popular independent documentary with the same title.

Since 1996, Dr. Strassman co-authored “Inner Paths to Outer Space.” He has been exploring models for the DMT effect using the Hebrew Bible’s concept of prophetic experience, as described in his book “DMT and the Soul of Prophecy.” His most recent book is his first novel, “Joseph Levy Escapes Death”.

You can find more information on Dr. Strassman's personal website https://www.rickstrassman.com

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