The Spirit Molecule Trailer (2010)

Trailer for the documentary The Spirit Molecule.

A psychedelic Baraka meets What the Bleep do We Know… The Spirit Molecule investigates dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a naturally occurring psychoactive compound, which exists in humans, and numerous species of plants and animals. The documentary traces Dr. Rick Strassman's government-sanctioned, human DMT research, leading to the study’s potential impact through its inconceivable realizations. A closer examination of DMT’s effects through the lens of traditionally opposed concepts, science and spirituality, The Spirit Molecule unravels the connections between cutting-edge neuroscience, quantum physics and human spirituality.

As Dr. Strassman’s story unfolds, a variety of experts weigh-in on the intriguing questions raised by the research and the resulting theories, including the synthesis of DMT in our brain’s pineal gland, its link to near-death & alien-abduction experiences, similarities to the "many-worlds" interpretation of quantum theory and the uncanny likeness to ancient religious texts describing prophets with DMT-like experiences. The experts offer a comprehensive collection of information, opinions, and speculation to contextualize the nature of the DMT experience, and its role in human culture and the life force of our planet.

Due to the profound nature, and sensory phantasmagoria, of the DMT experience, the visual landscape of the film features stunning visualizations from Scott Draves & the Electric Sheep), as well as cutting-edge motion graphics that demonstrate DMT’s conceptual link to human evolution and construction of the universe. Additionally, stylized scenes reminiscent of Rod Sterling’s Twilight Zone bookends, Joe Rogan (actor/comedian) serves as tour guide, navigating the expansive realms of Dr. Strassman’s DMT universe.

The Spirit Molecule, a simple molecule with enormous implications. The film's subtle combination of science, spirituality, and philosophy results in an abundance of incredible ideas and theories that could alter the way we understand the nature of reality and our relationship to it.

1 min 34 sec


Posted On
November 09, 2010
Mitch Schultz

Mitch Schultz


October 24, 2010
Jennivere Song Lee
Joe Rogan
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