Originally posted by Briles1207
I thought the quickest way to access the pineal gland was by taking D.M.T? Disclaimer: Don't take D.M.T.
edit on 16-7-2013 by Briles1207 because: (no reason given)
What a ridiculous piece of potential disinformation. First, Dr. Strassman hypothesized
that this compound is biosynthesized in the pineal.
This has not been proven.
One study did recently confirm its presence in the pineal of rats
, so that does speak well for
Strassman's hypothesis. But it's still not proven to be true. Therefore it is still speculation (even if it is "intelligent guesstimation." )
Secondly, as far as we know
taking '___' itself, and its effects, have nothing to do with "activating" the pineal. As far as I know, Strassman
(or anyone else intelligent and qualified to do so) has / have not even speculated
on this. I have the feeling you just pulled that directly
from your back side. If you have some kind of credible source for this information (which I very much doubt) I'd be curious to see it. Just because
it's made there (assuming that it is) doesn't mean that it "activates" this center. Neuropharmacologically speaking, we do somewhat
understanding of how this chemical produces its effects. And while it is somewhat unique, there are other related chems which produce similar effects
by manipulating similar neurotransmitters / parts of the brain.
Strassman did speculate that maybe, just maybe the stuff is released in large quantity in the brain upon death, and/or maybe even birth. But this is
pure unsubstantiated speculation
with almost zero basis in evidence. He speculated it may be present in the pineal because he knew there was
melatonin in there, and a particular enzyme that could aid in the process of converting melatonin to '___' (and the substance has been found in human
blood before.) His evidence for the death / birth hypothesis? Some "breakthrough" experiences have had a resemblance to some reports of Near Death
Experiences. That's a very small thing to base a hypothesis like that on.
Yet people go around repeating this as if it's a fact. I recently saw some really dumb brain-fried kid do this on a National Geographic show. "It's
like, 'the god molecule' doood, and tons of it is released in your brain when you die and stuff...."
I'm just tired of seeing this speculation mindlessly repeated as the gospel truth by people who have never even bothered to take the time to read
Strassman's research for themselves.
*Bashes own head against wall a few times. Face-palms. Then another head-bash or two for good measure*
Ironically I posted the above before I even saw your next post. God that was painful. I'm not trying to be mean, but maybe your (hopeful)
embarrassment will lead you to better check your information in the future before parroting unsubstantiated fact from some person you saw on the
Originally posted by Briles1207
I know that the brain releases the chemical at the point of death, which could explain near death experience hallucinations?
No. You don't know that. You know nothing of the sort. Nor does anyone else, as far as I know.. It's a very interesting theory. But the '___'
experience is not limited to "NDE" type experiences. Lots of people experience nothing even remotely like that. Maybe strassman is right. But right
now that's a huge "maybe." If he is, it does raise a very interesting (and kind of scary) question. Does that mean a molecule is acting as a
"transporter"... to carry consciousness into and out of the body? Or is this just one final kindness from the universe for a conscious species aware
of its own impending death...? One last bit of euphoria, and a feeling like there's "something else" ... before blackness...?
That's my 2 cents. Please check your sources in the future. Especially when it comes to those
types of topics. Tons of bad info out
edit on 16-7-2013 by iwilliam because: (no reason given)