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Paperback Inner Paths to Outer Space: Journeys to Alien Worlds Through Psychedelics and Other Spiritual Technologies Book

ISBN: 159477224X

ISBN13: 9781594772245

Inner Paths to Outer Space: Journeys to Alien Worlds Through Psychedelics and Other Spiritual Technologies

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An investigation into experiences of other realms of existence and contact with otherworldly beings - Examines how contact with alien life-forms can be obtained through the "inner space" dimensions of our minds - Presents evidence that other worlds experienced through consciousness-altering technologies are often as real as those perceived with our five senses - Correlates science fiction's imaginal realms with psychedelic research For thousands of...

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Comfort to sufferers of alien abduction experiences?

Dr. Strassman's concept that the experience of alien abduction can be related to spontaneous DMT release, combined with Dr. Frecska's theory that DMT can open up information channeling (and these experiences resemble to shamanic initiation) may provide comfort to alien abductees. The authors' approach gives validity to abduction reports (in some way those are more than mere illusions), but at the same time abductees do not have to worry that their experience literally happens in ordinary reality (regardless how real it may feel). Besides the effort of rational interpretation, putting alien abduction into a spiritual-shamanistic framework opens the way for therapy-transformation. The authors of this book are in line with others like John Mack and Jacques Vallée, who have suggested that the dichotomy, 'real' versus 'imaginary', may be too simplistic; that a proper understanding of spiritual phenomena may require a reevaluation of our concept of the nature of reality.

Pioneering into the new age!

This book pioneers into the new age of Pyschedelic travel. Whether your interested in ASCs (altered states of consciousness), shamanism, psychdelic chemistry, or just quantum physics and quantum multiverse theories this book is chock full of fun. I couldn't put it down. Highly recommend to anyone who believes there is an entire world out there the average person currently cannot even fathom!

paradigm for texts concerned with mystical themes

Medical clinicians to literary scholars should read this book. Recently, many artists and philosophers have asserted that western culture has become mystically squalid. Today's society like the hero in the film "El Topo" bears the spirit of what was described by T.S. Elliot as an "inner wasteland". Dr. Strassman is enthusiastic about elevating and ecstatically enhancing the forsakened interior dominion of the human organism. Many books, produced by metaphysical publishers are so inane that medically educated individuals find them to be offensive and appalling. Moreover, Dr. Strassman's work is very entertaining for a highly trained PhD consciousness as it integrates physics, biology, medicine, neuroscience and anthropology in a way, which is captivating the most erudite reader. This work is so interesting that it is difficult to stop experiencing it. It leaves the perceiver wanting more as the subjects of this text are of quintessential importance to the human psyche. This book should be the paradigm for texts concerned with mystical themes; as it is not delimiting, and all of its authors do not pejoratively misrepresent transcendent human themes. These authors derogate the constriction and stultification associated with faith based religions. Dr. Strassman like William Blake purports that the body is an authentic temple of ecstasy and electrifying mystical genesis. It would seem that Jung would have appreciated this work; and its authors are once again commencing the challenging task of comprehending and activating the human collective unconscious. Today's neuroscience and faith-based theosophies prohibit the blossoming of human perception or what Dr. Strassman denotes as the mental eye or the pineal gland, which may endogenously secrete the sacred DMT molecule. There are many references throughout this text to the spontaneous activation of endogenous DMT as it may be involved in inducing altered states of consciousness. All these medical practitioners are purporting that the human animal is able to adroitly perceive sensations, which are not usually experienced by the five senses. Dr. Strassman and Dr. Luna purport that sagacious utilization of the body's interior faculties can inordinately educate the human psyche to experience a kind of ubiquitous perception. The inner powers associated with the arcane Shaman are ruefully atrophied in today's delimited consciousness. Dr. Strassman and the other medically trained authors vehemently assert that any kind of authentic meta-biological genesis of the cryptic dimensions of the body can be readily evoked by the judicious participation with plant teachers like ayahuasca, magic mushrooms or peyote. The body's etheric education enables the constricted human essence to experience what the authors refer to as altered states of consciousness. Furthermore, it was asserted that our conventional social institutions only dessicate the edifying powers of the "body electric". All of the au

At The Forefront of Human Thought

This book is a stellar overview of the latest in psychedelic theory. Rick Strassman gives an excellent summary of the current research and ideas behind DMT. One thing I was disappointed that he did not address: Strassman notes that both psilocin and DMT are nearly identical molecules. What significance does this have? I would have liked to see his musings on that topic. Having this book is like getting your hands on the hottest underground philosophy book. It dares to link science and religion directly - not some wishy washy pseudo-theory, but hard evidence linking science and religion via psychedelics. It really is amazing how unknown this is to the average person - even those with a deep interest in these subjects. Yet here it is, brazenly laid out, for anyone with an inquisitive mind to pick up and learn. I highly recommend this book if you want a cutting edge, no holds barred discussion on what psychedelics might mean to humanity. There is no waving dismissal of psychedelic users as "druggies" or scoffing at the notion there might be more to these substances than just "getting high". The authors are quite up front as to what is scientifically proven, and what is personal speculation. Nevertheless, imagination is set loose to roam free in this book, and the insights and hypotheses inside are scrumptious food for thought. The art is also quite nice and colorful. 5/5, Highly recommended!
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