Rick Strassman

Rick Strassman is an associate professor of psychiatry and best known for his DMT research in the late 1990s and his subsequent book DMT: The Spirit Molecule.


Rick J. Strassman was the first, after 20 years of intermission, to undertake research with psychedelics in humans. This research took place from 1990 to 1995 and was the first to systematically study dosages and the subjective effects of DMT.

DMT: The Spirit Molecule describes both this research and the potential (spiritual) implications. He has written several other books that flow from this research.

The work on DMT flowed from this earlier work with melatonin.

He is aclinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

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