- DMT is a psychedelic drug that is found in many plants and animals, including humans.
- Recreationally DMT is usually smoked or injected.
- In the 90s, a researcher asked people to take the drug and report back what they experienced.
- Volunteers said they experienced something “more real than real,” and some were convinced of life after death.
- Regular users of DMT report being taken to other realms, speaking to divine beings, and often come back with a new appreciation of life.
- DMT has potential to be therapeutic in the future, but research is very much in its infancy.
“This state… cannot be described with words,” Sam*, a regular user of hallucinogenic drugs, wrote to me when he described one of his experiences with N,N-Dimethyltryptamine — known as DMT.
“It’s a state where you exist in your purest form, [a state] of deep peace and happiness,” he said. “This world is beyond cool to look at, and it just so seems that this is the place where we all came from, which is awesome. Spirals upon spirals began to appear and infinite spirals would emerge out of other spirals. I was happiness itself, this world is mine, and the happiness is emerging only from me.”
A trip on DMT is described by users like “breaking out of a simulation.” People report being able to access the true inner workings of their minds, and describe the feeling of being launched into other dimensions, where they experience their consciousness existing outside of their own bodies.
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