DMT and the Soul of Prophecy

  • by Rick Strassman, MD
  • Narrated by Mel Foster
  • 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

"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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Customer Reviews

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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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- Bryan

The Old Testament . . . and DMT tie-ins . . . meh

Up front, I want to say that I used to be very religious and spent a lot of my time listening to the Bible be taught to me "Chapter by Chapter, and Verse by Verse" - at least 10 years of my life was very devoted to spending my time this way.

So, as Rick Strassman's book brings up this or that verse, it's old familiar territory for me. But, it's like going back to a house you grew up in - it's smaller than you remember.

The DMT experiences recounted by the test subjects, still fresh in my mind since I had just listened to DMT: The Spirit Molecule 5 days earlier, were attached to various verses in the Hebrew Bible (or the "Old Testament"), and the significance wasn't that much of an "aha!" for me and I must be missing the deep personal connection Rick Strassman is getting from putting these verses together with his research.

About halfway through the book, I couldn't stand it anymore and purchased some comedies, like a palate cleanser, just to get some fun back into my brain. Then I got Graham Hancock's book Supernatural - which heavily references Rick Strassman's research work as presented in DMT: The Spirit Molecule and does an excellent job in finding similarities and patterns throughout human history of humans experiencing and interacting with similar places and entities - although the names may change from fairies to aliens. Supernatural is a superb and brilliant work and is a fascinating listen.

And, yesterday I picked up where I left off in this new Rick Strassman book, back to old and sometimes contradictory biblical verses, and it was not a good listen.

After listening to Graham Hancock's brilliant observation of patterns of similarity in Supernatural as humans interacted throughout our evolutional history with other dimensions and entitites, this latest work by Rick Strassman paled and seemed to be missing something.

I really enjoyed DMT: The Spirit Molecule. But, not this book. Maybe I am not the right audience for this book . . . it was tough for Rick Strassman to pierce the force field of resentment toward religion that I now have. I realized I have a belief system in place that religion is limiting and controlling and as I listened to these old verses again, that belief system only got strengthened. And, I am trying not to operate under belief systems, so this book made me feel negative emotions - in particular . . . annoyed and irritated . . . and not at all did I feel as if I was learning anything interesting or new.

Plus, the narrator has a nice clear voice, but it sounded like a reading of a textbook or the voice used in those old films at school.

Sorry, this book is a "2" out of "5", but because I shouldn't let my personal negative feelings toward religion affect the rating, I am bumping it to a "3" all around.

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- Diana

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-17-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio