Ever so often I find myself going "YES!" "YES!" again and again. This book brings together spontaneous mystical experiences, states of illumination and enlightenment and the NDE's with the secretion of DMT in the pineal gland. His research into laboratory administered controlled doses of the DMT and the emerging parallels in the description of the individuals is fascinating. Not only does he take the lid of the "mystique" of the way in which we think that our perception of reality is unshakable and predetermined, his research also opens up doors to many more avenues and I hope that fellow researchers will be able to carry the batton further into this field. This is essential reading for anybody with an intereset in the workings of the mind, in mystical experiences, the question of what happens to us after death, mental health and deviations from the norm, energy healing and manifestations of other-dimensional phenomena. DMT goes way beyond other psychedelic drugs, and is truly the bodie's own doorway to expanded perception. The book is easy to read with a good balance of technical detail and background information with fascinating stories and often supplemented with the personal testimony of some of the volunteers. This research is important as it brings para-psychological anecdotal evidence into the laboratory and thereby into serious science. I had the same reaction when reading Dean Radin and Candace Pert.