DMT or N-dimethyltryptamine is a powerful hallucinogenic substance that occurs naturally in plants and animals around the earth. It is also referred to as the Spirit Molecule offered it produces powerful religious states. DMT is additionally found in the human brain as a neurotransmitter, our blood, urine, and spinal fluid. DMT is conjectured to become produced in the human being pineal gland.
The reason why DMT is often called the ‘spiritual’ molecule is because many people who use this hallucinogenic often report feeling the presence of an entity after doing so. The entity can appear before them in many different forms. Some common examples include spirits, gods, reptiles, bees, dwarves and elves. Other DMT users report simply feeling the presence of an entity.The interaction that each person has with this entity will vary. Some people claim that the entity welcomes them and makes them feel happy. Other people claim that the entity may probe, examine or inspect them. In some cases, DMT users feel that the entity is conveying a message to them through words, images or experiences. They may show them a different dimension. Last but not least, in some cases, users report feeling the presence of an entity, but having no interaction with it at all.
In most cases, the DMT users find the entity helpful. The entity is rarely reported to be antagonistic. Users also usually experience an overwhelming feeling that the entity is wise, powerful and loving.
DMT can be either inhaled or taken orally. Inhalation is the most common route of administration. When inhaled, the hallucinogenic effects of this drug will kick in within 30 seconds. They will last anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes. With this method of administration, the DMT dosage for most people is:
- 10 to 20 mg for a light effect.
- 20 to 40 mg for a standard high.
- 40 to 60 mg for a strong effect.
The intensity and duration of a DMT trip depends on several things, including: hallucinogenic
- How much you use
- How you use it
- Whether you’ve eaten
- Whether you’ve taken other Hallucinogens’.
Keep these tips in mind when using DMT:
- Strength in numbers. Don’t use DMT alone. Do it in the company of people you trust.
- Find a buddy. Make sure you have at least one sober person around who can intervene if things take a turn.
- Consider your surroundings. Be sure to use it in a safe and comfortable place.
- Take a seat. Sit or lie down to reduce the risk of falling or injury while you’re tripping.
- Keep it simple. Don’t combine DMT with alcohol or other Hallucinogens’.
- Pick the right time. The effects of DMT can be pretty intense. As a result, it’s best to use it when you’re already in a positive state of mind.
- Know when to skip it. Avoid using DMT if you’re taking antidepressants, have a heart condition, or already have high blood pressure.
Where does DMT exist naturally?
- Psychotria viridis – this plant is an admixture to ayahuasca brews in Peru. Its local name is chacruna (meaning “mix” in the indigenous Quechua language).
- Diplopterys cabrerana – this plant is commonly used as an ayahuasca (or yagé) admixture in Ecuador and Colombia. Its local names are chaliponga, ocoyagé, chagropanga, and huambisa.
- Psychotria carthaginensis – a close relative of P. viridis, this plant contains low levels of DMT, but is easy to grow in a variety of conditions. Due to this, it’s popular among ayahuasca brewers outside of South America. It’s known as sameruca.
- Mimosa tenuiflora or Mimosa hostilis – this plant is used throughout Brazil in preparation of vinho da jurema, the local hallucinogenic brew. Aside from N,N-DMT, it also contains 5-MeO-DMT, β-carbolines, and numerous other alkaloids.
- Anadenanthera peregrina and Anadenanthera colubrina – the leguminous fruits of these plants are used for the preparation of the yopo powder, which is ritually snuffed by indigenous peoples throughout Argentina, Chile, and Colombia. DMT is not present in high levels in these plants.
- Virola theiodora, Virola rufula, Virola calophylla, and a few other Virola species – these plants are also used in preparation of ritualistic snuffs, but by indigenous peoples of the Venezuelan Orinoco Basin.
- Acacia confusa, Acacia maidenii, Acacia obtusifolia, Acacia simplicifolia, and dozens of other Acacia species – plants popularly used for DMT extraction in Australia, where they are found in abundance.
- Citrus plants – as we already noted, oranges and lemons contain tiny amounts of DMT.
Another interesting bit of psychedelic biochemistry trivia is that the active ingredient in psilocybin mushrooms is very similar to DMT. Psilocin, the compound which actually has the psychedelic properties (and the compound into which psilocybin gets converted once ingested) is actually 4-hydroxy-DMT. The four hydroxy radicals protect the DMT from being broken down by MAO enzymes similarly like the alkaloids in the ayahuasca vine do. Strong mushroom trips and non-breakthrough DMT trips are commonly compared in their subjective effects, and this is the chemical reasoning behind it; they are both tryptamines.
And, as tryptamines, their action in the brain mostly revolves around the activation of the serotonergic system. Regulating the levels of serotonin (5-HT), one of the oldest neurotransmitters on an evolutionary level, DMT impacts the most extensive modulatory behavioral system in the brain and throughout the body. DMT binds to the 5-HT2A receptor, as well as to a variety of other 5-HT receptors; it’s thought that this agonism accounts for most of DMT’s effects (and of other tryptamines), including its mystical visions.
DMT also has an affinity for the Sigma-1 receptors, whose suboptimal functioning has been connected with numerous pathological processes, such as depression, addiction, pain, amnesia, and others. It’s likely that this pharmacological action is responsible for the healing effects of DMT.
Aside from the serotonin and Sigma-1 receptors, DMT also has an affinity for a completely different class of trace amine-associated receptors. Additionally, serotonergic hallucinogens such as DMT activate the front cortical glutamate receptors. In summary, the Spirit Molecule does a whole lot of stuff to a whole lot of biological channels.
Taking DMT can make you:
- See and hear things that aren’t there (hallucinate).
- Feel like time and movement is speeding up or slowing down
- Feel like colors and sounds are distorted, this is sometimes called ‘visuals’
- Have double vision
- Feel like you’re having an out-of-body experience
Phase 1: The Breakthrough
The DMT trip often begins with a strong sense of breaking through reality. Perceptions of color and sharpness increase dramatically in a very short time. Then come the geometric patterns that fill up your surroundings at a rapid pace. In no time it is as if you are in a kaleidoscope; patterns everywhere. You may also hear whistling sounds, crackling or whooshing. Then it feels as if you are popping through the some kind of veil or membrane; as if you are being shot by a cannon.
Phase 2: The Waiting Room
Did you indeed achieve the breakthrough? Then you end up in “the waiting room.” If you’ve ever watched Star Trek, it looks like you’re traveling through space at warp speed, but instead of stars shooting by, users often see a tunnel of rapidly changing shapes and patterns. It feels a bit like a loading screen for the next stage.
Phase 3: The Other Side
After the waiting room, you get the feeling of arriving in another dimension. Here, strange entities walk and fly around in a landscape that would be totally unrecognizable. Many experience a transcendental feeling of perfection and unity with the universe.
Phase 4: Sinking down
It feels like you are being pulled back to reality by an unseen force. The other dimension fades and slowly the geometric patterns diminish until finally you see nothing but the environment you left from.
A DMT trip usually lasts about 20 minutes. You may feel high for an hour afterward.
Benefits of DMT
- Treat various psychological maladies including mood disorders and addiction.
- Cures Depression.
- Cures Anxiety.
- DMT is an access point to higher personal growth.
- Self-awareness and spiritual connection to the world.
- Provide new perspectives on inner emotional realities to people with mental and addictive disorders.
- DMT gives a connection to their subconscious, allowing them to see any issues and mental blocks they’ve been experiencing from a new vantage point.
- Dissolution of one’s identity(“ego death”).