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
DMT, Prophecy and the Hebrew Bible
Books by Rick Strassman
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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.