I highly recommend that anyone interested in this documentary visit YouTube and watch all of the interview "clips". These clips that were shared with the world well before this documentary came out are far more interesting than the documentary itself. Which is disappointing, as I was expecting the full documentary to not only include these interviews but more of them as well.
While this was definitely an exciting and intriguing film to watch, the post editing was poorly done and gives the feel of watching a very long preview for something that never comes.
Again, it would have been nice if they did not completely cut out people from the documentary that were originally interviewed. This is a 10 star rating, but it still could have been a lot better. I hope the producers could release the unedited interviews as a bonus in the future or at least post them somewhere online.
One slight other complaint is that the original backing music for the film (as shown on their original YouTube trailer) was excellent. Their final choice in music gave a totally different vibe, which ended up sounding highly amateurish with a more upbeat, early 90's "teenage pop" sound that just added to the more amateurish feel of the documentary.
DMT: The Spirit Molecule
DMT: The Spirit Molecule
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The Spirit Molecule investigates dimethyltryptamine (DMT),an endogenous 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 and its many trials, tribulations, and inconceivable realizations. A closer examination of DMT's effects through the lens of two traditionally opposed concepts, science and spirituality, The Spirit Molecule explores the connections between cutting-edge neuroscience, quantum physics, and human spirituality. Strassman's research, and the experiences of the human test subjects before, during, and after the intense clinical trials, raises many intriguing questions. A variety of experts voice their unique thoughts and experiences with DMT within their respective fields. As Strassman's story unfolds, the contributors weigh in on his remarkable theories, including the synthesis of DMT in our brain's pineal gland, its link to near-death & alien-abduction experiences, the history/future of psychedelics, and the uncanny likeness to ancient religious texts describing prophets with DMT-like experiences. Additionally, the intriguing similarities to the "many-worlds" interpretation of quantum mechanics lead to other fascinating discoveries. The experts offer a comprehensive collection of information, opinions, and speculation to help understand 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 visual phantasmagoria, of the DMT experience, the visual landscape of the film features stunning visualizations from Scott Draves (Electric Sheep),as well as a cutting-edge motion graphics, which demonstrate DMT's conceptual link to human evolution, construction of the universe, advanced neuroscience, and other alluring theories. Finally, stylized scenes reminiscent of Rod Sterling's famous Twilight Zone bookends, Joe Rogan (actor/comedian) serves as tour guide, helping navigate the expansive realms of Strassman's DMT universe. Dimethyltryptamine: a simple molecule with enormous implications. The Spirit Molecule'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 universe and our relationship to it.
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