This is what really happens when you take DMT, according to scientists

Dimethyltryptamine (otherwise known as DMT) is an intense naturally ... and his team used the drug in a controlled research environment to safely ...

This is what really happens when you take DMT, according to scientists

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This is what really happens when you take DMT, according to scientists

DMT or N,N-dimethylTryptamine is a powerful hallucinogenic substance that occurs naturally in plants and animals around the world. It is also referred to as the Spirit Molecule given that it produces profound spiritual states. DMT is also found in the human brain as a neurotransmitter, our blood, urine, and spinal fluid.

You’ve heard the phrase “I watched my life flash before my eyes”, right? Well, a group of researchers wanted to know what it felt like to get as close to death as possible-with the help of a psychedelic drug. DMT can also be ingested in crystal form and, when taken in this manner, can produce a powerful but short-lasting hallucinogenic state. According to new research, a DMT trip can mimic the feeling of almost-dying extremely accurately.

In the Amazon, there exist many tribes which consume DMT. Quechuan tea, which is used for religious and ritual purposes by the indigenous, contains DMT. They combine DMT with an MAOi found in the B. Caapi vine to make Ayahuasca, one of the most powerful hallucinogenic drinks. Ayahuasca allows the shamans to journey into the spirit world and connect with the life force of the Earth.

For the first time ever, scientists measured the similarities between a DMT trip and near-death experiences and published their results in the Frontiers in Psychology. The lead author of the study, Christopher Timmermann, and his team used the drug in a controlled research environment to safely induce “Radical shifts in consciousness” and record the experience of each volunteer. Once their trip was over, the 13 volunteers were quizzed on what they saw and felt.

One of the noted properties of DMT is that it takes you into an alien world, populated and alive with intelligent beings, aliens, guides and helper spirits. Terrence McKenna called these “machine elves”. Rick Strassman’s work found they take the form of “clowns, reptiles, mantises, bees, spiders, cacti and stick figures.” These visions (of jungle animals) seem to be unique to DMT.

When the results were compared, researchers found an overlap in almost every item of the questionnaire. This isn’t the first time DMT has been used to conduct research on its effects on humans.

DMT forces upon the individual the phenomenology and alchemical psychology of individuation. DMT forces upon the individual with haste, with eclat, without hesitation its own agenda. DMT can induce states of consciousness that have lasting personal meaning and spiritual significance in individuals who may or may not be religious or spiritually inclined; these states are called mystical experiences.

Dr. Rick Strassmen was the first to do research, where he intravenously injected DMT into volunteers and monitored them medically while recording their experiences. Half of the volunteers experienced other entities like aliens, other humans, spiders, reptiles, and dwarves.

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