by Jake Anderson
May 23, 2020
Source: Podular Manifestation
The study involved
surveying over 2,000 DMT users,
the majority of whom claimed
to have had positive encounters
and even emotional exchanges
with beings they felt were
Last month researchers released a new study (Survey of Entity Encounter Experiences occasioned by inhaled N,N-dimethyltryptamine - Phenomenology, Interpretation, and Enduring Effects) on the hallucinogen DMT (or dimethyltryptamine) that provided fresh survey data on the phenomenon of DMT users experiencing and encountering sentient 'entities' while tripping.
Scientists believe the findings could help to,
The study involved surveying over 2,000 DMT users, the majority of whom claimed to have had positive encounters and even emotional exchanges with beings they felt were advanced and benevolent.
Most of the users, upon coming down from the drug, felt the beings were real and not manufactured solely by a hallucination.
The survey produced the following additional data:
The study adds more anecdotal corroboration that the DMT psychedelic experience is unique from other drugs.
First discovered as a psychoactive agent by Hungarian psycho-pharmacologist Stephen Szara in the 1950s, DMT is a psychedelic compound of the tryptamine family.
It's the only psychedelic that is found both in nature and produced naturally by the human body.
In the early 1990s, psychiatrist Rick Strassman conducted some of the first human DMT trials and was shocked by a trend he saw.
There was a significant prevalence of patients who described their DMT experience some sort of contact or communication with interdimensional entities.
before encountering the "entities"?
The patients strongly believed they had entered some kind of realm where,
Though they appeared differently for different people, sometimes as,
The common thread for most of the patients was that DMT did not produce a hallucination but rather acted as a kind of biological portal to a different dimension or level of reality that we normally can't see.
DMT art vision
These entities appeared in different ways for different people, but most often as,
Legendary ethno-botanist and writer Terrence McKenna, who experimented with many different psychedelics, became a major advocate of DMT.
Between 1967 to 1994, McKenna smoked DMT 30 to 40 times.
In an interview in The Archaic Revival (1992) Mckenna said:
He describes the DMT experience as a hyperdimensional reality that can not be described or "downloaded" by human language,
Depiction of playful DMT "Elves"
that some people report seeing.
McKenna, a famously eccentric though revered social philosopher, was fully convinced DMT established a portal between humans and one or more of the following:
A surprising number of other scientists and medical professionals have agreed with this.
Though he did not form a definitive conclusion, Rick Strassman, who later went on to write the popular book DMT - The Spirit Molecule (which inspired the popular eponymous documentary), studied the release of DMT in the brain at the moment of death and during dreams.
Ultimately, his research left him confused and overwhelmed.
Dovetailing with his research into Zen Buddhism, he stated:
Pharmacologist and medicinal chemist Dr. David Nichols said he could not discount the possibility that DMT really does grant some kind of extra-dimensional contact:
Of course not everyone believes these hallucinations are anything more than powerful archetypes.
In 2004, author James Kent, who wrote "Psychedelic Information Theory - Shamanism in the Age of Reason," wrote that,
Kent embarked on his own immersion journalism adventure with DMT and tried to extract information from the 'entities' that otherwise would not have been available to him. He said he could not.
So is DMT just a particularly powerful hallucination generated when the brain has its visual processing system hijacked by a tryptamine or is Mckenna right when he says it allows the user to access an alternate reality where there's a,
The new study provides some interesting data that, though anecdotal, suggests that DMT provides the user with an "ontological shock" that may be able to rewire negative psychological patterns.
The researchers write in their paper that,
Recent research on DMT (Short term changes in the proteome of human cerebral organoids induced by 5-MeO-DMT) by Brazilian scientists additionally,
Future research, therefore, could help get DMT removed from the list of Schedule 1 drugs, where it currently sits alongside heroin and marijuana...