DMT: The Spirit Molecule


Feature Film

DMT: The Spirit Molecule investigates dimethyltryptamine (DMT), an endogenous psychoactive compound, which exists in humans as well as in numerous species of plants and animals. The feature-length documentary traces Dr. Rick Strassman’s government sanctioned human DMT research and its inconceivable realizations. This includes looking deeper into DMT’s intense psychedelic experience, and examining DMT’s scientific, spiritual, and cultural relevance.

The story revolves around Strassman’s research, the experiences of the human test subjects, and a variety of experts with unique ideas on DMT, including: scientists, doctors, religious leaders, artists, anthropologists, psychologists, physicists, psychonauts, writers, and more. As the story unfolds, the contributors probe Strassman’s remarkable theories, indigenous use of DMT, the history and future of psychedelic research, and the current news about DMT. Other areas of exploration include: possible roles for endogenous DMT production, its role in near-death and birth experiences, alien abduction experiences, and the uncanny likeness to ancient prophetic religious texts.

To better navigate the expansive realms of Strassman’s DMT universe, popular actor, comedian, and social satirist, Joe Rogan, serves as tour guide. In stylized scenes reminiscent of Rod Sterling’s famous Twilight Zone bookends, Rogan shepherds the audience through the great unknowns of the DMT.

DMT: The Spirit Molecule offers an abundance of incredible ideas and theories that could alter the way humans understand the universe, reality, and our relationship to both.