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Aug. 1, 2022

Search for the Spirit Molecule - DMT & Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible w/ Rick Strassman

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Can the release of endogenous DMT be the key to understanding the biblical prophetic experience? And how does one square modern psychedelic experiences of transcendence and mystical reality with religious conceptions of prophecy? Join us as we dive deeper into Rick’s Strassman’s theory of theo-neurology and his search for the connection between DMT and mystical experience in the context of the Hebrew bible.

Rick Strassman is an author, psychiatrist, and researcher whose groundbreaking research into the effects of DMT led him on a personal journey through tangled webs of academia, psychedelics, Zen Buddhism, and ultimately a return to his Jewish roots.

In this week’s episode we discuss the concept of prophecy and how it compares and contrasts to the psychedelic experience.

Rick Strassman Gets Biblical

The Implications of Shared Experience on Psychedelics

  • Rick describes the similarities between prophetic experiences in the bible and the effects of DMT
  • Rick suggests that the brain is designed in order to allow divine communication to occur, with endogenous DMT being the medium
  • Shared reality in the psychedelic space and the dangers of “false prophecy”
  • Rick shares his personal experience of shared hallucinations on cannabis

DMT, Prophecy and the Hebrew Bible

  • Similarities between buddhist and yogic philosophy and the biblical tradition
  • Rick describes the universal truths of cause and effect and morality in the bible
  • Rick and Aaron debate the reality behind the biblical story of the burning bush 
  • Rick on the difference between spiritual development and being worthy of prophecy
  • Living Judaism through the interpretation of the spiritual message in the bible
  • “Storming Heaven” - The difference between DMT experiences and the prophetic state

Books by Rick Strassman


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Rick Strassman

Author / Psychiatrist / Research Consultant

Rick Strassman was born and raised in southern California, attended Pomona College and Stanford University, where he majored in biology. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York City, trained in general psychiatry at UC Davis in Sacramento, and took a clinical psychopharmacology research fellowship at UC San Diego. His melatonin research at the University of New Mexico in the 1980s established its first known role in humans, and his DMT and psilocybin research in the 1990s began the American renaissance of clinical psychedelic drug research. He is the author of the best-selling DMT: The Spirit Molecule (and co-producer of the same-named documentary), DMT and the Soul of Prophecy, Joseph Levy Escapes Death, and The Psychedelic Handbook. Dr. Strassman is Adjunct Associate Professor Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and lives in western New Mexico where he writes, consults, and mentors.