Screening of “DMT: The Spirit Molecule” Oct 31

Come join Students for a  Sensible Drug Policy this Halloween (it’s a Monday!) to watch DMT: The Spirit Molecule, a fascinating documentary about dimethyltrypatmine, a naturally occurring psychoactive compound that some scientists believe could hold the key to the “spirit realm” of consciousness.

It’s Halloween so there will be candy and feel free to wear costumes!

DMT: The Spirit Molecule artwork

From the movie website:

“THE SPIRIT MOLECULE weaves an account of Dr. Rick Strassman’s groundbreaking DMT research through a multifaceted approach to this intriguing hallucinogen found in the human brain and hundreds of plants. Utilizing interviews with a variety of experts to explain their thoughts and experiences with DMT within their respective fields, and discussions with Strassman’s research volunteers brings to life the awesome effects of this compound, and far-reaching theories regarding its role in human consciousness .

Several themes explored include possible roles for endogenous DMT; its theoretical role in near-death and birth experiences, alien-abduction experiences; and the uncanny similarities in Biblical prophetic texts describing DMT-like experiences. Our expert contributors offer a comprehensive collection of information, opinions, and speculation about indigenous use of DMT, the history and future of psychedelic research, and current DMT research. All this, to help us understand the nature of the DMT experience, and its role in human society and evolution. ”

When: Monday, October 31 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Where: Benjamin Banneker B Room, Stamp Student Union, UMD

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