Dr. Rick Strassman finds fascinating coincidences between the development of the human fetus and the descriptions of the Tibetan Book of Death: does the soul enter the human body through the pineal gland?
Dr. Rick Strassman suggests in his book DMT: The Spirit Molecule , a fascinating hypothesis: that the human soul incarnates in the body in the seventh week after conception, using the pineal gland as a spiritual channel and the molecule dimethyltryptamine (DMT) as a catalyst. Strassman is an American doctor specialized in psychiatry with a research grant in clinical psychopharmacology.
DMT is a powerful psychedelic substance that occurs naturally in the pineal gland – something that has recently been proven – and could also be linked to near-death experiences (NDE) . Indeed, research published in the journal Biomedical Chromatography documents the presence of DMT in the pineal glands of living rats. According to the researchers, the discovery of the pineal gland as a source of DMT “reinforces the idea of the role of this enigmatic gland in unusual states of consciousness”. Dimethyltryptamine has been linked to the generation of images in dreams, with the states of consciousness that generate near-death experiences and all kinds of mystical experiences.
The curious thing is that the pineal gland becomes visible in the human fetus at 49 days, which is the number of days in which a soul takes to reincarnate according to the Bardo Thodol ( Tibetan Book of the Dead). These coincidences have led Strassman to affirm that the soul incarnates in the body at the seventh week of pregnancy.
Following the reports of near-death experiences in which moments of awareness outside the body are described, Strassman theorizes that it is the DMT that makes these states of consciousness accessible. In your opinion, the pineal gland could act as an antenna or lightning rod for the soul.
Although many people do not believe in the existence of the soul, others consider that it is immaterial – Plato and the Neoplatonists believe, for example, that the body is created by the soul. And there are those who have managed to photograph it. Rene Descartes, located the seat of the soul, in the pineal gland, something that could now be proven. Anyway, the coincidence found by Strassman amazes us.