The Spirit Molecule calls
It calls

In room 631

She leaps up

Ready to answer

Ready to answer

In her session

We see many
Of the sure signs

Of a mystical experience

The suspension

Of the boundaries

Of time and space

The ecstatic nature

Of the encounter

Her own divinity

Brief
But intensely felt

The Spirit Molecule calls
It calls

In room 631

She leaps up

Ready to answer

Ready to answer

In room 631

University of New Mexico
School of Medicine

Albuquerque

Tenured associate professor

The Spirit Molecule calls
It calls

25 Years of research

Effects of psychedelics

Or hallucinogenic drugs
On humans

In particular
Effects of N, N-dimefhytryptamine

Or DMT

Short acting

Powerful psychedelic

The Spirit Molecule

60 volunteers

400 injections

The Spirit Molecule calls
It calls

In room 631

She leaps up

Ready to answer

Ready to answer

The suspension

Of the boundaries

Of time and space

The ecstatic nature

Of the encounter

Her own divinity

Descartes says

“I think, therefore I am”

But he needs

A source for these thoughts

A source

From where
In the brain

Might thought arise?

He proposes

The pineal gland

Only singleton organ

Of the brain

A source for these thoughts

A source

Ebb and flow

Of cerebrospinal fluid

Through the ventricles

Perfectly suited

For corresponding movement

Of thoughts

The pineal gland

Descartes believes

Human imagination

A spiritual phenomenon

Made possible

By our divine nature

What we share

With God

Our thought

Expressions of

Proof of the existence

Of our soul

Believes the pineal gland

Plays an essential role

The seat of the soul

Third Eye

Becomes visible

In the developing fetus

At seven weeks

Or 49 days after conception

Same moment

One can clearly see

The first indication

Of male or female gender

Before this time

Sex of the fetus

Unknown

Pineal gland

And male or female gender

Appear at the same time

The Spirit Molecule calls
It calls

In room 631

She leaps up

Ready to answer

Ready to answer

In her session

We see many

Of the sure signs

Of a mystical experience

The suspension

Of the boundaries

Of time and space

The ecstatic nature

Of the encounter

Her own divinity

Brief
But intensely felt

The Spirit Molecule calls
It calls

Third Eye

Not actually

A part of the brain

Develops from
Specialized tissues

In roof
Of fetal mouth

Migrates
To the center

Of the brain

Close to
Emotional

And sensory centers

Relay station

For transmission
Of sense data

In brain sites

Involved in their

Registration
And interpretation

Electrical

And chemical impulses

That begin
In the eyes

And ears

Must pass
Through perceptual hubs

Visual and auditory colliculi

Before we experience them

In our minds

As sights
And sounds

Pineal gland

Third Eye

Hangs directly
Over these colliculi

Separated only
By a narrow channel

Of cerebrospinal fluid

The pineal

Possesses melatonin

Profound psychedelic properties

Vehicle by which

The pineal

Acts on our spiritual lives

Melatonin

A tryptamine

Like DMT

The Spirit Molecule

Already within us

The Spirit Molecule

Third Eye

The Spirit Molecule calls
It calls

In room 631

What they say

They see

When they travel

To the other realms

Machine Elves

Stick Men

Hyperspace Jesters

Clowns

Jimjam

Discarnate Beings

Folding Rooms

Spirit Guides

The Visitors

Aliens

Central Light

Arch Angels

Everything that is

Has been

Can be

Will be

Never was

Never could be

What they say

They see

When they travel

To the other realms

The Spirit Molecule calls
It calls

In room 631

She leaps up

Ready to answer

Ready to answer

From where
In the brain

Might thought arise?

 
 

Matt Bialer

MATT BIALER is the author of 15 books of poetry including Radius and Wing of Light (Les Editions du Zaporogue), Bridge, Frequencies, Valley of the Eight (Leaky Boot Press) ,Tell Them What I Saw (PS Publishing, UK)He Walks On All Fours (Dynatox Ministries) and Ascent (JournalStone). His poems have appeared in many print and online journals including La Zaporogue, Green Mountains Review, Gobbet, Forklift Ohio, Cultural Weekly and H_NGM_N.He is also an acclaimed black and white street photographer and watercolorist who has exhibited widely.Some of his photographs are in the permanent collections of The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of the City of New York and the The New York Public Library and his watercolors are in many private collections.His photographic monographs, More Than You Know and A Moment’s Notice were published in 2011 and 2016 by Les Editions du Zaporogue and Shadowbrook, a book of his paintings was issued by the same publisher in 2012. Matt lives with his wife Lenora Lapidus and daughter Izzy in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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