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    Post  iacchus on Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:17 pm

    Recent interview with Dr. Rick Strassman Rickny10
    Dr. Rick Strassman was the 1st person in the U.S. to research the effects of psychedelics using human subjects (w/ DEA & FDA approval) since the fall of the field in the 70's.
    His work was chronicled in the book DMT:The Spirit Molecule. The following link leads to an interview with Dr. Strassman hosted by Realitysandwich.com
    He has a new book,Inner Paths to Outer Space: Journeys to Alien Worlds through Psychedelics and Other Spiritual Technologies and his Cottonwood Research Foundation is an up and coming center for research into such studies.
    Strassman is at the front of a clinical resurgence into psychedelic research and has done much to help show others the way to navigate the maze of federal protocol involved in using human research subjects in such experiments.
    The Interview

    Enjoy.
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    Post  Khephra on Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:21 pm

    Yummy!

    I wonder, has Strassman done any experiments measuring DMT's effects on psi?

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    Post  iacchus on Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:31 am

    I do not think that his initial experiments dealt w/ psi, but from the looks of it he might be leaning that way.

    from the interview:
    The main thing that prevents further movement along the model that I'm talking about is just the verifiability between two people - like can two people see the same thing at the same time - like if you have two people looking through the same microscope at the same time, they can pretty much see and describe the same thing - but is it possible for two people to take DMT at the same time, or not even at the same time, and be able to see the exact same thing? ....
    ...when chemists were first looking at the chemical composition of Ayahuasca, one of the compounds that they isolated they named telepathine, which I think was a reflection of how commonly it is reported by South American natives that they share perceptual effects when under the influence. And I actually know a couple of Western scientists who were doing some studies down there some time ago and they were in a small circle and they both drank DMT together and they both had the exact same vision of a big bird, like a vulture, sitting just outside the circle, which just the two of them were able to see - no one else did in their group. So I think experiments can be designed that can try to standardize as many of the independent variables as possible to see if people do enter the same state with DMT and other really powerful psychedelic drugs, and if they did, then that would lend some more credibility to the idea that it is something that isn't just one's individual hallucination.


    Wile not expressly stating that he will be doing experiments w/ DMT and remote viewing, this angle does open up certain elements of psi research. If they can get shared experience from two people in a shared room, soon they will try for shared experience between two people in different geographic locales. Next thing you know we have non-locality and quantum entanglement being brought out to explain why the stuff works.
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    Post  Khephra on Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:13 pm

    iacchus wrote:While not expressly stating that he will be doing experiments w/ DMT and remote viewing, this angle does open up certain elements of psi research. If they can get shared experience from two people in a shared room, soon they will try for shared experience between two people in different geographic locales. Next thing you know we have non-locality and quantum entanglement being brought out to explain why the stuff works.

    ...and then come the patho-skeptics! Razz

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