The DMT Xperience Podcast
Dr Rick Strassman (Clinical DMT studies) Author of DMT The Spirit Molecule

Dr Rick Strassman (Clinical DMT studies) Author of DMT The Spirit Molecule

November 16, 2019

Rick Strassman was born in Los Angeles, California in 1952. He attended public schools in southern California’s San Fernando Valley, and graduated from Ulysses S. Grant High School in Van Nuys in 1969. As an undergraduate, he majored in zoology at Pomona College in Claremont California for two years before transferring to Stanford University, where he graduated with departmental honors in biological sciences in 1973. During summers in college he worked for RedKen Laboratories, developing cosmetics and a line of hair dyes, and also performed laboratory research at Stanford, on the development of the chicken embryo’s nervous system. He attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in the Bronx, New York, where he obtained his medical degree with honors in 1977.

Dr. Strassman took his internship and general psychiatry residency at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center in Sacramento, and received the Sandoz Award for outstanding graduating resident in 1981. After graduating, he worked for a year in Fairbanks, Alaska in community mental health and private psychiatric practice. From 1982-1983, he obtained fellowship training in clinical psychopharmacology research at the University of California, San Diego’s Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. He then served on the clinical faculty in the department of psychiatry at UC Davis Medical Center, before taking a full-time academic position in the department of psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque in 1984.

At UNM, Dr. Strassman performed clinical research investigating the function of the pineal hormone melatonin in which his research group documented the first known role of melatonin in humans. He also began the first new US government approved and funded clinical research with psychedelic drugs in over twenty years. Before leaving the University in 1995, he attained the rank of tenured Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and received the UNM General Clinical Research Center’s Research Scientist Award.

In 1984, he received lay ordination in a Western Buddhist order, and co-founded, and for several years administered, a lay Buddhist meditation group associated with the same order. Dr. Strassman underwent a four-year personal psychoanalysis in New Mexico between 1986 and 1990.

He has published nearly thirty peer-reviewed scientific papers, and has served as a reviewer for several psychiatric research journals. He has been a consultant to the US Food and Drug Administration, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Veteran’s Administration Hospitals, Social Security Administration, and other state and local agencies. In 2007 he founded, with Steve Barker and Andrew Stone, the Cottonwood Research Foundation.

From 1996 to 2000, while living in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, Dr. Strassman worked in community mental health centers for Washington State in Bellingham and Port Townsend. For the next four years, he had a solo private practice in Taos, New Mexico. After two years working on the edge of the Navajo Reservation in Gallup NM, he returned to northern New Mexico in 2006, where he served at a mental health center in Espanola.  Since mid-2008, he has been writing full-time.

He currently is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

LINKS:

Dr. Rick Strassman- www.rickstrassman.com 

Books by Rick Strassman:

DMT The Spirit Molecule-  

https://www.rickstrassman.com/publications/the-spirit-molecule/

DMT and the Soul of Prophesy-  

https://www.rickstrassman.com/publications/dmt-and-the-soul-of-prophecy/

Inner Paths to Outer Space-  

https://www.rickstrassman.com/publications/inner-paths-to-outer-space/

Joseph Levy Escapes Death-  

https://www.rickstrassman.com/publications/joseph-levy-escapes-death/

 

Book by Blake C. Erickson: 

The Forbidden Fruit & The Tree of Knowledge: Opening the Third Eye- www.amazon.com/Forbidden-Fruit-Tree-Knowledge/dp/0557019524/

Music by ZencesTry on Spotify, iTunes, or visit- www.soundcloud.com/zencestry 

Podcast Logo Art by Zachary Brown (Visonary Voyager)- https://www.instagram.com/visionaryvoyager/?hl=en

Patreon support for The DMT Xperience Podcast- www.patreon.com/dmtxp 

Anthony Peake (Author, Researcher, Lecturer) The Infinite Mindfield - Opening the Doors of Perception

Anthony Peake (Author, Researcher, Lecturer) The Infinite Mindfield - Opening the Doors of Perception

October 28, 2019

Anthony Peake was a curious child. While his friends were reading Batman and Superman comics Anthony was immersing himself in learning of the most arcane nature (whilst still keeping an eye on the X-Men and Dr. Strange). It was in 1966, at the age of twelve that he, quite by accident, came across a copy of The Sky People by Brinsley Le Poer Trench and from then on there was no stopping him. The British part-series Man Myth and Magic was read with intense interest followed by the discovery of John Keel’s Project Trojan Horse and Jacques Vallee’s Passport to Magonia. What followed was a voracious, and unquenchable, need to know everything about everything.

At university he chose courses that would accommodate his wide interests, specializing in the sociology of religion, the theory of language development and the art of the Italian Renaissance. A post-graduate course in management lead Anthony away from his calling as a writer and into a career as a manager in various UK businesses. His interest in the esoteric continued with a growing fascination for quantum physics and neurology developing over the years.

It was in the year 2000 that his life was to change. A fortuitous set of circumstances allowed him to take a year sabbatical from his business career and he decided that he would focus the fruits of all his reading and research in writing a book. Exactly one year later he surfaced with the manuscript of his first book, then entitled Cheating the Ferryman. This book was a distillation of all his areas of interest, quantum physics, neurology, ancient myths, altered-states of consciousness and the mystery of death. However, it was to take five years before this work appeared in print. Thanks to the help of Professor Bruce Greyson of the University of Virginia, an article based upon Anthony’s Cheating the Ferryman hypothesis was to appear in the Winter 2004 edition of the Journal of Near-Death Studies, the academic periodical of the International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS). A few months later, in early 2005, British publishing house Arcturus bought the rights to the book and, a year later, and after a substantial re-write, Anthony’s first book, with the new title Is There Life After Death – The Extraordinary Science of What Happens When We Die was published. The rest, as they say, is history. This book has now sold over 60,000 copies world-wide and has been translated into various foreign language editions including Spanish, Russian and Polish. Indeed, Anthony has now had books published in every major European language.

Anthony has now written eight books, co-authored an ninth and co-edited a tenth. All of them develop his Cheating the Ferryman hypothesis into ever-wider areas of application. His approach has always been to apply science to the mysterious and the enigmatic.

His tenth book, a work on the the time plays and time-theories of British author-playwright J.B. Priestley, was published in 2018. In 2019 a sequel to his  book, Opening the Doors of Perception will be published. Also in 2018, an audio book of Anthony’s first work, Is There Life After Death – The Extraordinary Science of What Happens When We Die was released with Anthony reading his own writings.

 

LINKS:

Anthony Peake- www.anthonypeake.com

Contact in the Desert event May 29-June 1, 2020- www.contactinthedesert.com 

Patreon support for The DMT Xperience Podcast- www.patreon.com/dmtxp 

Book by Blake C. Erickson- "The Forbidden Fruit & The Tree of Knowledge: Opening the Third Eye"-

www.amazon.com/Forbidden-Fruit-Tree-Knowledge/dp/0557019524/

Music by ZencesTry- www.soundcloud.com/zencestry

Podcast Logo Art by Zachary Brown (Visonary Voyager)- https://www.instagram.com/visionaryvoyager/?hl=en

Dennis McKenna (PhD) Ethnobotanist, Professor, and Author

Dennis McKenna (PhD) Ethnobotanist, Professor, and Author

October 2, 2019

Dennis McKenna PhD is an Ethnobotanist and an Ethnopharmacologist who hosts conferences and lectures educating people about shamanic cultures who use sacred psychoactive plants to access altered states of consciousness. He is the younger brother of the late brilliant psychedelic bard, Terence McKenna.  Dennis McKenna is one of the founding board members and the Director of Ethnopharmacology at the Heffter Research Institute, a non-profit organization concerned with the investigation of the potential therapeutic uses of psychedelic medicines. Dennis McKenna recently founded the McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy in the Sacred Valley of Peru, South America.

In this episode we discuss how our brains construct an elaborate hallucination which we call consensus reality, whether the entities encountered during a DMT trip are real or not, what the difference is between shamanism and religion, whether we have a birthright to explore our consciousness or not, drug laws and the absurdity of making plants illegal, and much more!!!

LINKS:

Book by Dennis McKenna- "The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss: My Life with Terence McKenna" - www.brotherhoodofthescreamingabyss.com

Ethnopharmacologic Search for Psychoactive Drugs (ESPD) 50th year Anniversary Symposium- http://espd50.com/

McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy-https://mckenna.academy/

Patreon support for The DMT Xperience Podcast- www.patreon.com/dmtxp 

Book by Blake C. Erickson- "The Forbidden Fruit & The Tree of Knowledge: Opening the Third Eye"-

www.amazon.com/Forbidden-Fruit-Tree-Knowledge/dp/0557019524/

Music by ZencesTry- www.soundcloud.com/zencestry

Shane Mauss (Stand-up Comedian/Podcast & Documentary Host) Psychonautics, A Comic’s Exploration of Psychedelics

Shane Mauss (Stand-up Comedian/Podcast & Documentary Host) Psychonautics, A Comic’s Exploration of Psychedelics

September 2, 2019

Shane Mauss has brought his unique blend of humor insights and storytelling to cities all over the world. He has appeared on Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Showtime, BBC, Epix and has 5 appearences on Conan. He has also been a popular guest on other top podcasts like Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird, This Past Weekend with Theo Von, Marc Maron’s WTF, The Joe Rogan Experience, Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour, Bertcast and more.

Each week, as the curator and host of the science podcast ‘Here We Are’, Shane interviews the worlds leading academics about our most fascinating traits and behaviors while finding the funny in the innermost workings of life. The podcast has led to his latest tour ‘Stand Up Science’ where he joins together comedians and scientists on the same stage for a night of learning and laughs.

His MAPS sponsored solo show, ‘A Good Trip’, earned Shane a large following and high praise for its balance of comedy and insight into modern psychedelic research while describing the ineffable. Shane is the subject of the new documentary film, ‘Psychonautics, A Comic's Exploration of Psychedelics’.

LINKS:

Shane Mauss-  www.shanemauss.com

Psychonautics, A Comic's Exploration of Psychedelics (film)-https://www.psychonauticsfilm.com/

Book by Blake C. Erickson- "The Forbidden Fruit & The Tree of Knowledge: Opening the Third Eye"-

www.amazon.com/Forbidden-Fruit-Tree-Knowledge/dp/0557019524/

Music by ZencesTry- www.soundcloud.com/zencestry

The DMT Xperience Podcast (Facebook page)- https://www.facebook.com/thedmtxperiencepodcast

Mitch Schultz (Documentary Filmmaker) DMT: The Spirit Molecule

Mitch Schultz (Documentary Filmmaker) DMT: The Spirit Molecule

August 19, 2019

Mitch Schultz is the Director, Producer, and Filmmaker of the documentary film DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2009).

In this episode we discuss Mitch's experience creating the documentary film DMT: The Spirit Molecule, his paranormal experiences throughout his life leading up to his discovery of dimethyltryptamine, quantum physics, artificial intelligence, religion, spirituality, DNA, entity encounters, and much more!  I hope you enjoy this really fun conversation as much as I did.

 

LINKS:

Mitch Schultz website- www.mitchschultz.net 

DMT: The Spirit Molecule documentary-https://vimeo.com/ondemand/dmttsm

Book by Blake C. Erickson- "The Forbidden Fruit & The Tree of Knowledge: Opening the Third Eye"-

www.amazon.com/Forbidden-Fruit-Tree-Knowledge/dp/0557019524/

Music by ZencesTry- www.soundcloud.com/zencestry

Daniel McQueen (MA) DMTx: The Extended-State DMT Program

Daniel McQueen (MA) DMTx: The Extended-State DMT Program

July 15, 2019

Daniel McQueen (MA) is a professional psychedelic therapist and guide with a Masters in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University.  With his wife Alison McQueen (MA, LPC), Daniel is the co-director and manager of Medicinal Mindfulness, a local consciousness community and psychedelic education program in Boulder, Colorado.

Daniel facilitates individual and group psychedelic experiences using psychedelic cannabis blends and transformational breathwork techniques.  He is the Principal Organizer of the Medicinal Mindfulness Extended-State DMT Program.

In this episode we discuss Daniel's work as a therapist using psychedelic cannabis blends, his new book "Breaking the Gate: Psychedelic Cannabis", and the origins of the extended-state DMT project called DMTx.

LINKS:

DMTx- www.dmtx.org

Medicinal Mindfulness- www.medicinalmindfulness.org

Book by Daniel McQueen- "Breaking the Gate" - https://www.medicinalmindfulness.org/breaking-the-gate-daniel-mcqueen-medicinal-mindfulness 

Book by Blake C. Erickson- "The Forbidden Fruit & The Tree of Knowledge: Opening the Third Eye"-

www.amazon.com/Forbidden-Fruit-Tree-Knowledge/dp/0557019524/

Music by ZencesTry- www.soundcloud.com/zencestry

Andrew R. Gallimore (PhD) Alien Information Theory: Psychedelic Drug Technologies and The Cosmic Game

Andrew R. Gallimore (PhD) Alien Information Theory: Psychedelic Drug Technologies and The Cosmic Game

June 19, 2019

Dr. Andrew Gallimore is a Neurobiologist, chemist, and pharmacologist interested in the relationship between psychedelic drugs, the brain, consciousness and the structure of reality. Currently based at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology.  We discuss his new book "Alien Information Theory" and his work leading to the extended-state DMT model later adopted by DMTx, a team of volunteers organized by Daniel McQueen of Medicinal Mindfulness.  Dr. Gallimore explains how psychedelics have influenced his career as a neurobiologist and he explores the concept of how DMT could act an intelligence test for a species who has evolved to the point of learning how to escape the Cosmic Game.

LINKS:

Andrew Gallimore's site- www.buildingalienworlds.com 

DMTx- www.dmtx.org

Book by Blake C. Erickson- "The Forbidden Fruit & The Tree of Knowledge: Opening the Third Eye"-

www.amazon.com/Forbidden-Fruit-Tree-Knowledge/dp/0557019524/

Music by ZencesTry- www.soundcloud.com/zencestry

 

 

Introduction to The DMT Xperience Podcast

Introduction to The DMT Xperience Podcast

June 10, 2019

Thank you for tuning into The DMT Xperience Podcast with the host Blake C. Erickson. 

This episode provides an introduction for the basic intention of the podcast and a brief description of who the host is.  Blake discusses the basic summary of his book "The Forbidden Fruit & The Tree of Knowledge: Opening the Third Eye". 

Book by Blake C. Erickson- "The Forbidden Fruit & The Tree of Knowledge: Opening the Third Eye"-

www.amazon.com/Forbidden-Fruit-Tree-Knowledge/dp/0557019524/

Music by ZencesTry- www.soundcloud.com/zencestry

DMTx- www.dmtx.org