Psychedelic Times Podcast

#4: Dr. Gerardo Sandoval Exploring the Sacred Power of 5-MeO-DMT

May 26, 2016

In our most recent podcast, Psychedelic Times founder Joe Mattia got to sit down and chat with Dr. Gerardo Sandoval, one of the world’s leading experts on 5-MeO-DMT about his own experiences with the psychedelic, his new book, and the work he’s doing to advance our understanding of this truly transformative substance.

5-MeO-DMT, also known as the God molecule, might be one of the most remarkable substances ever discovered. A naturally occurring tryptamine found in both plant species and the Bufo alvarius toad, 5-MeO-DMT acts directly on serotonin receptors to offer an intense, concentrated, and profoundly mystical experience. As Dr. Martin Ball says:

“The experience is a feeling of total surrender to the direct presence of our union with God. It is readily comparable to Hindu experiences of Moksha or Buddhist experiences of Samadhi and Nirvana, and it may be more profound than experiences attained through meditation alone. Advanced meditators tend to agree that their deepest meditations barely scratch the surface of the depth of the 5-MeO experience.”

 

Show Notes:

  • Dr. Sandoval’s introduction to sacred medicine and the spirit molecule. [04:20]
  • What are DMT and 5 MeO DMT? [10:10]
  • Preparing yourself for therapeutic and entheogenic 5 MeO DMT experiences. [16:50]
  • How to integrate entheogenic experiences. [23:20]
  • Coping with spontaneous reactivations. [25:30]
  • Overview of the Bufo Alivarius toad. [29:51]  
  • The building of the Toad Sanctuary. [32:30]
  • Medical contraindications to toad medicine. [38:20]
  • The God Molecule. [42:40]
  • How Dr. Sandoval stays grounded and centered. [45:40]
  • What kind of outcomes Dr. Sandoval sees. [48:00]

 

 

 

 

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