le 10 février 2016
Ok, on a positive note, I guess that if you are completely new to psychedellics and theories related to them it might make a good introductory read. However for people familiar with the holographic brain theory, Tim Leary's work, etc will find nothing new here, just a rehash of older hippie concepts that are no closer to actually being proven today than they were 40 years ago.
In case you were hoping for a "DMT: The Spirit Molecule pt.II", you will be dissapointed. Personally I was hoping for an answer to Strassman's own question "If so, so what?" having noticed that ALL the people involved in his initial study, after having an initial wow moment basically went back to their normal lives again.
But this book conveniently omits to answer (or even to ask) this question and prefers to embark on a bunch of new age pseudo-scientific mumbo-jumbo (especially the chapters writren by Ede Frecska) with absolutely no proof whatsoever to back those theories, making you wonder how could they actually keep a straight face when ostentively pushing their MD and PhD credentials just about everywhere on the book.
After all, Tim Leary already proved in the 70s that simply hiding behind a fancy university degree when doing sloppy research not only discredits their own work but psychedellic research as a whole.
le 7 février 2011
This book is well written and well documented. A good synthesis on the complexities of the mind and the relation with "reality", however deep its definition.
Amazon only mentions Rick Strassman as the author but the contribution of Dr. Luis Eduardo Luna and Dr. Ede Frecska, as well as Dr. Wojtowicz are crucial to the book.