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In 2001, Dr. Rick Strassman published a landmark book titled "DMT: the Spirit Molecule", which ignited the renaissance of psychedelic research. Psychedelics, such as N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin, are a class of drugs that can cause profound changes in conscious perception by acting on serotonin (5-HT) receptors. They appear to be a type of hallucinogenic drugs. However, recent studies indicate that the altered perception could be real. People taking psychedelics may see mystical entities that seem to exist in other dimensions, or the "spirit world".

Could the mystical entities be God or angels who live in Heaven (or spirit world)? The word "God" was usually a taboo in science. Surprisingly, in 2019, a research paper on "God" was published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. The senior author of this paper is Professor Roland Griffiths, Director of the Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research at Johns Hopkins University. This study conducted an online survey of people who have "encountered God", asking whether they have taken psychedelics and related questions. Here are two important results:

  1. Two-thirds of atheists believe in the existence of God after taking psychedelic drugs.
  2. About 70% of the participants felt that the "God" they encountered really existed in other dimensions of space.

What exactly is the "soul"? There is no consensus answer yet. The soul to be discussed in this book is an entity that can enter the ten-dimensional space (Heaven or spirit world), and capable of transferring to the spiritual body in Heaven. In addition to clearly identifying the soul as a "gravitational geon", this book will discuss in great details the origin of consciousness from the perspective of physics and neuroscience. It will point out that normal perception requires the coupling (entanglement) between alpha and theta brain waves. When this coupling is dramatically reduced, the "primitive perception" may emerge as reported in near-death and psychedelic experiences.


Author: Frank Lee
Date: 2020-07-26