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“. . . a courageous attempt in the best tradition of the scientific process to wrestle with the meaning of anomalous DMT experiences . . . Reading DMT Dialogues will not bring you certainty but rather will bring you in direct contact with profound minds struggling to plumb the depths of consciousness.”
--Rick Doblin, Ph.D., executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
“These dialogues are a promising and positive attempt to create a pivotal shift in consciousness. Centered on the farthest reaches of human experience, they offer fresh perspectives and open new doors. They merit being read--and read over and over again, in our own as well as in humankind’s most general interest.”
--Ervin Laszlo, founder and president of the Club of Budapest, director and cofounder of the Laszlo New Paradigm Leadership Center, and author of The Intelligence of the Cosmos
Encounters with apparently sentient beings are reported by half of all first time users of the naturally occurring psychedelic DMT, yet the questions of DMT beings and plant sentience, interspecies communication, discarnate consciousness, and perhaps even dialoguing with the divine have never been systematically explored.
In September 2015, ten of the world’s leading luminaries noted for exploring the mysterious compound DMT (dimethyltryptamine) gathered with other researchers at Tyringham Hall in England to discuss the subject. Over four days, they pooled their expertise from a wide range of subjects--archaeology, anthropology, religious studies, psychology, neuro- science, chemistry, and psychopharmacology, to name a few--to explore the notion of “entheogenic plant sentience” and the role of DMT as a conduit between Spirit and Matter.
Offering cutting-edge insights into this visionary domain, this book distills the potent exchange of ideas that occurred at Tyringham Hall, including presentations and discussions on DMT entities, the pineal gland, the possibility of DMT as a chemical messenger from an extraterrestrial civilization, the Amazonian shamanic perspective on invisible entities, morphic resonance, and the science behind hallucinations. Contributors to the talks and discussions are many leading thinkers in this field, including Rupert Sheldrake, Rick Strassman, Dennis McKenna, Graham Hancock, Jeremy Narby, Erik Davis, Ede Frecska, Luis Eduardo Luna, Bernard Carr, Robin Carhart-Harris, Graham St. John, David Luke, Andrew Gallimore, Peter Meyer, Jill Purce, Will Rowlandson, Anton Bilton, Vimal Darpan, Santha Faiia, Amanda Feilding, Anna Hope, Tony Wright, and Cosmo Feilding Mellen.
David Luke, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Greenwich and a guest lecturer at the University of Northhampton. He has published over 100 academic papers on transpersonal experiences and altered states of consciousness and regularly gives public lectures and conference presentations. A cofounder and director of Breaking Convention, a biennial international conference on psychedelic research, he lives in East Sussex, England.
Rory Spowers is an ecological writer, filmmaker, and author. He is the founder of The Web of Hope, a UK charity and ecological education resource, and the creative director for the Tyringham Initiative. He lives in Ibiza, Spain.