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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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decent doc about a chemical that is definitely on my bucket list of things to experience. however, every pointless second that joe rogan is on screen should have made its way to the cutting room floor.

Gregory Collins
Gregory Collins

"DMT can produce intense visuals, euphoria and hallucinations but the human body metabolizes DMT too rapidly for oral administration to be effective, unless of course it is combined with a MAOI. The traditional South American ayahuasca is a tea mixture containing DMT with a MAOI. (...) If smoked or injected DMT can produce powerful hallucinations and entheogenic activity (...) The Spirit Molecule specifically studies Dr. Rick Strassman's government-sanctioned human DMT research in the 1990s, documenting its many trials, tribulations, and inconceivable discoveries. Dr. Strassman has dubbed DMT the "god molecule" or "spirit molecule." Dr. Strassman administered multiple doses of DMT to 60 human volunteers and interviewed them during and after their experiences. The movie offers a plethora of theories that might truly alter one's perception of human consciousness and its role in the universe. Austin filmmaker Mitch Schultz's documentary, however, does have an agenda - The Spirit Molecule is an exploration solely about the positive possibilities of DMT (and a plea for more research to be conducted) and avoids any discussion from people who are opposed to its research or use (or any mention of any dangers associated with DMT)." (By DON SIMPSON at

Claudia Feitosa-Santana Hernandez
Claudia Feitosa-Santana Hernandez

A fantastic documentary on the historical exploration and prohibition of psychedelic chemistry with DMT and it's essential role in the universe.

Julie Moore
Julie Moore

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