As I’ve stated before, I am fairly open-minded when it comes to entheogens and hallucinogens as long as they’re used in a respectful and sacred manner. I do not believe in using these substances simply to get high or out of curiosity.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking these trips aren’t “real” and that they won’t affect your life. They could possibly take you into another dimension; the point is, we have yet to understand how it really works. That’s why it’s critical to use strong spiritual discernment when using these substances. Without it, you could unintentionally go on a hair-raising trip to hell and back. Or worse, bring an unwanted entity back with you.
Graham Hancock: DMT (dimethyltryptamine), the most powerful hallucinogen known to science, is a rocket ship to the other side of reality — and that other side is incredibly interesting!
I’ve had the privilege of undertaking multiple DMT journeys and can confirm the reports of the volunteers cited in an important new study, namely that with DMT there is an overwhelming sense of entering into a seamlessly-convincing ‘alternate universe’ that feels ‘more real than real’, often densely populated with a variety of strange objects and other highly complex visual content, including what appear to be sentient ‘beings’, coupled with the equally overwhelming sense of receiving a download of structured and significant ‘information’ most of which, however, proves difficult to retrieve once back in the ‘normal’ alert problem-solving state of consciousness.
Part of the problem is that the rocket ship to the other side of reality returns us to this ‘normal’ state of consciousness VERY quickly – usually within less than 10 minutes because the effects of injected or smoked DMT, although extraordinarily powerful, are of extremely short duration.
The duration can be extended with monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, as in the Amazonian visionary brew . The duration can be extended with monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, as in the Amazonian visionary brew Ayahuasca.
However, the nausea and physical discomfort that accompanies Ayahuasca can detract from focus on the visionary elements of the experience, and besides the MAO inhibitors in the vine themselves possesses psychoactive properties and may potentiate the effects of other psychoactive alkaloids in the plant mixture, with the result that the subjective effects of Ayahuasca differ from those of pure DMT.