Ralph Abraham PhD, the pioneering mathematician and chaos theorist, discusses the difference between the DMT experience and the LSD experience.This interview was recorded for my upcoming documentary, DMT: The Spirit Molecule. The film weaves an account of Dr. Rick Strassman’s groundbreaking DMT research through a multifaceted approach to this intriguing psychedelic found in the human brain and hundreds of plants, including the sacred Amazonian brew, Ayahuasca. Utilizing interviews with a variety of experts to explain their thoughts and experiences with DMT, and ayahuasca, within their respective fields, and discussions with Strassman’s research volunteers, The Spirit Molecule brings to life the awesome effects of this compound, and introduces far-reaching theories regarding its role in human consciousness.
Ralph Abraham has been Professor of Mathematics at the University of California at Santa Cruz since 1968. He is the author of more than 20 texts, including eight books currently in print, and has been active on the research frontier of dynamics — in mathematics since 1960, and in applications and experiments since 1973. He has been a consultant on chaos theory and its applications in numerous fields (medical physiology, ecology, mathematical economics, psychotherapy, etc.). In 1975, he founded the Visual Mathematics Project at the University of California at Santa Cruz, which became the Visual Math Institute in 1990, with its popular World Wide Web site since early 1994. He has performed works of visual and aural mathematics and music (with Ami Radunskaya and Peter Broadwell) since 1992.