Updated: Nov 7
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Author: Resident Writer, Alexander Allen.
As a slightly older.. I guess you could say hippy, I have had my fair share of experiences with psychedelic substances. One of the most fascinating and mysterious of these substances is dimethyltryptamine, or DMT. It is a powerful hallucinogenic drug that has been used for centuries in shamanic rituals and is known for producing intense and otherworldly experiences. However, what many people don't realize is that DMT doesn't actually create the experience.
The Brain Creates the DMT Experience
There is a common misconception that the drug in question creates the experience. While this is true to an extent, it's missing the point. It is the brain that creates the experience, or how these chemicals fit into the keyholes of neuroreceptors triggers. DMT is a powerful psychedelic substance that can produce vivid and intense experiences, but it is the brain that interprets these experiences and creates the reality that we perceive.
DMT and the Psyche
What's terrifying about DMT is how potent the psyche actually is or consciousness in general compared to its sober state in which the ego is in control. There seems to be a vividness to these psychedelic substances that sober reality does not come close to, like how in a dream you feel kind of blurry, it's the opposite for these substances. Yet at the same time, how could a brain ever have the processing power to create such extreme illusions? But if it doesn't stem from the brain but instead of consciousness than it must exist on itself. Right?
DMT and Near-Death Experiences
DMT has been found to occur naturally in the human brain. No one can say with certainty what it's doing there, but some researchers have speculated that it may underlie some of neuroscience's more inexplicable phenomena, including some aspects of near-death experiences. Most of the research and literature on DMT has looked at so-called "breakthrough" doses or those potent enough to trigger a completely immersive psychedelic experience.
Is the DMT realm real? Or generated by our mind? We all have a little DMT inside of us that releases when we die. Where do we go?
The Discontinuity of DMT Experiences
However, there are concerns about the discontinuity of DMT experiences. People are back to normative levels of consciousness within 30 minutes, and the experience is much more discontinuous from normal reality. It could be harder to make sense of these experiences and integrate them into normal ways of thinking and being in ways that are helpful.
Personal Experiences with DMT
DMT has affected people in different ways. Some people have reported positive experiences that have changed their lives, while others have had negative experiences that have left them traumatized. I feel like it showed me what life is—that there is no time or space, no end, and everything is interconnectedness. I am no longer a believer in the conventional God - if anything I believe we go to this DMT realm when we die. It would make sense seeing as our brain releases naturally occurring DMT when we pass on.
In conclusion, DMT is a powerful and mysterious substance that has fascinated people for centuries. While it can produce intense and otherworldly experiences, it is the brain that creates the reality that we perceive. The discontinuity of DMT experiences and the potential for negative experiences means that it is not a substance to be taken lightly. As with any psychedelic substance, it is important to approach it with caution and respect, and to be aware of the potential risks and benefits.
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