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Publisher's Summary

After completing his groundbreaking research chronicled in DMT: The Spirit Molecule, Rick Strassman, MD, was left with one fundamental question: What does it mean that DMT, a simple chemical naturally found in all of our bodies, instantaneously opens us to an interactive spirit world that feels more real than our own world? When his decades of clinical psychiatric research and Buddhist practice were unable to provide answers to this question, Strassman began searching for a more resonant spiritual model. He found that the visions of the Hebrew prophets were strikingly similar to those of the volunteers in his DMT studies.
Carefully examining the concept of prophecy in the Hebrew Bible, he characterizes a "prophetic state of consciousness" and explains how it may share biological and metaphysical mechanisms with the DMT effect. Examining medieval commentaries on the Hebrew Bible, Strassman reveals how Jewish metaphysics provides a top-down model for both the prophetic and DMT states, a model he calls "theoneurology". Theoneurology addresses issues critical to the full flowering of the psychedelic drug experience. Perhaps even more important, it points the way to a renewal of classical prophetic consciousness, the soul of Hebrew Bible prophecy, and unexpected directions for the evolution of contemporary spiritual practice.
©2014 Rick Strassman, M.D. (P)2015 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"Strassman lobbies hard for theoneurology, and along the way offers a wealth of examples and experiments that lend credence to the theory." ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Victoria on 07-11-16

Give it 5 chapters before you give up

Would you consider the audio edition of DMT and the Soul of Prophecy to be better than the print version?

Didn't read the print version. But often audio books leave out epilogues or other important interviews that are left for end of the book.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The only thing I didn't like about the book was the narration. It adds a bit to the dry quality of the beginning text. In my opinion, non fiction books should be narrated by the author. Narrators who read mostly fiction add unneeded and annoying inflection to the text, as well as mispronouncing important words. However, I would rather listen to this book with this narrator than not at all.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

The beginning chapters laying the foundation for the rest of the book and explores his previous book DMT: The Spirit Molecule a bit. It is a bit dry and sometimes tedious. However, by chapter 5, the story picks up and becomes quite interesting. Discussions of Buddhism, Shamanism, and New Age thought as well as religious thinking is explored. Rick has grown and is more expansive in his experience and thinking now than he was during DMT: The Spirit Molecule. This is a thought provoking book.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Bryan on 07-22-15

Kinda boring compared to first book

Concepts in the book didn't resonate with me well, could have been done better in my opinion. Could just be personal bias though.

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5 out of 5 stars
By WIlson768 on 03-25-15

Ties Dmt and the Bible together beautifully.

I found listening to this book clear and enlightening. As someone who has a passion for the Hebrew text and an acceptance of God, but very little understanding of Dmt, I found Dr Strassman's ideas fascinating.
Is Dmt part of the answer to how God speaks to man? Can we utilise it along with Bible study to hear better God's message? and Should this state be made more widely a available? are all important questions raised in this book. For the most part and most impressive though is Dr Strassman's insights to how the Dmt drug induced state seems to bring about similar, but not as profound, experiences to thoso we read about in the Hebrew Bible. As alway read or listen with the windows of you heart and the doors of your mind open and it should prove useful.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Si on 08-16-16

Absurd

This is the most futile book I have ever read. After reading Strassman's 'The Spirit Molecule' and fighting through the turgid waffle of the first half of the book I concluded his ideas on DMT had enough merit to warrant buying another of his books. Hence, this.

The content is simple proselytisation, nothing more. The presumption that the Hebrew Bible is true in its entirety is followed by the most tenuous linkage with the DMT experience you could imagine. In fact, in many cases even the author can't make a connection between Biblical content and DMT states and ends up admitting this before going straight onto the next ridiculous comparison. What we have is five hours of impenetrable waffle followed by a similar duration of Bibilical quotations and references interspersed with snippets from his subjects' utterly unconnected DMT experiences.

All this is narrated by someone who sounds like the slow-witted audience favourite from an 80's US comedy series - you know, the guy who walks in after ten minutes looking confused to a surge of canned laughter.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Shane on 01-24-16

Interesting

Struggled to finish it. Way to much god talk for. However very interesting subject. If your a god follower might be for you.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Paul on 10-22-16

Not a good book

Rick strassman hides behind his MD to spout utter religious nonsense and spread pseudointellectual rubbish. He has done more harm than good regarding DMT. I do not recommend this book.

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