Episode 49: DMT: The Conscious Molecule with Filmmaker Mitch Schultz

In this episode, I had the honor of speaking with filmmaker Mitch Schultz, who brought us the legendary documentary, DMT: The Spirit Molecule. Now, he’s back and working on the sequel, DMT: The Conscious Molecule. He shared his thoughts on consciousness, DMT, and his own psychedelic experiences. 



We discussed:

  1. The sequel, DMT: The Conscious Molecule, explores consciousness as fundamental and ubiquitous in the Universe.
  2. Before we launch into this sequel you’re working on, would you mind sharing a little bit about what DMT and maybe other psychedelics mean to you personally? Have you experienced DMT and/or other psychedelics? Was that experience helpful or even transformational?
  3. What inspired you to make this sequel?
  4. When we say “DMT” — we don’t need to get into a chemistry lesson — but what do you mean by it? Smoked? Ayahuasca? Something else? All of it?
  5. Well, you touched a nerve with me — consciousness. What do you think DMT teaches us about consciousness?
    1. What do you think consciousness is?
    2. Endogenous: there’s a link to human consciousness?
    3. Panpsychism?
  6. And what about “reality”? What does DMT teach us about what reality is?
    1. What is the line between hallucination and reality?
  7. DMT. You kind of jumped to the pinnacle of psychedelics. What about the others — LSD, psilocybin, mescaline?
  8. Any opinions on the decriminalization/legalization movement going on?
  9. Tell us the details of the film: when will it release? Where? How can we watch?
    1. Who can we expect to see in this one?
  10. What else?