28 June 2010

DMT - The Pineal Real Deal ?

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Is the naturally occurring plant chemical DMT - a psychedelic tryptamine recently known as 'The Spiritual Molecule' - also produced in the pineal gland or what?  

The rumour is yes, yes it's the same chemical that floods the brain when we die. I've also heard, when we are born. It's a seductive idea for seekers of greater truths, but I've rooted around and not yet found any evidence supporting the theory. 

According to Erowid - an organization that provides access to academic, medical and experiential 'non-judgmental information about psychoactive plants, chemicals': 

"As of June 2010, there is currently no scientific evidence that the pineal gland produces DMT. Someday there may be evidence that DMT is produced in the pineal gland, but that day has not yet arrived."

 


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