The Power Of Nature and DMT
July 6, 2018
For those of us who actually stop and smell the roses, nature is an incredible thing.
The variety of life that surrounds us on this rock hurtling through space is nothing
less than extraordinary. Many of us have experimented with nature’s little teachers
the magic mushroom. Well, nature has a more powerful compound that makes
mushrooms seem mild in comparison. That compound is DMT or N, N-
Dimethyltryptamine also known as The Spirit Molecule. In nature DMT is found in
just about everything you can think of. Mostly in super small amounts but the
substance is present. In fact, Terence McKenna stated every human walking the
planet is in possession of DMT.
- Structure of the N,N-Dimethyltryptamine molecule.
Take A Little Trip To The DMT Realm
Many people use psychedelics to explore the mind and gain a different perspective
on life. For some it can be very introspective to learn about the self. But most of the
psychedelics people use today are rather long lasting. With mushrooms lasting
around 6 hours and a typical LSD trip lasting up to 12 hours. DMT can be a long
journey or a short trip depending on the method used to consume the substance.
We will get to that in a minute.
Most of the psychedelics mentioned here are a type of tryptaine that works well
in our systems. For example, the active compound in mushrooms Psilocybin is 4
-PO-DMT. That is converted in the body to Psilocin or 4-HO-DMT. There are many
more analogues of DMT all of which have similar yet different effects. No matter
how you look at these compounds, good or bad, they do command respect. There
are other compounds different than DMT but we will save those for another time.
There are ways to extract DMT from a number of substances readily available
around the world. For safety and legal reasons details on the extraction process
will not be shared here at this time. Those who have experienced DMT say it is
incredible. Super strong visuals with geometric shapes engulfing reality. Some
have gone as far as saying that they met with other worldly entities as if being
pulled into another dimension of reality. The experience is strong enough for
some to quit daily habits such as smoking or even heroin use after one strong
DMT trip. More research should be done with this no question about it. Especially
since the compound has been shown to be safe physically.
To Indulge Or Not
Consumption of DTM happens in a few different ways. Oral ingestion,
vaporization, and intravenous injection are the most common ways of using DMT.
I would rather not discuss the intravenous use of anything outside of a hospital.
We will focus on the first two. When DTM is vaporized it produces a strong
psychedelic effect blasting the user off in a matter of seconds. One hit gets the
journey started with the next one or two hits blasting you off into another world.
Word on the street is 3 is the magic number for most. The journey only lasts
about 10 to 20 minutes when vaporized but the effects are intense. Commonly
known as the “Businessman’s Trip” because of the short duration and lack of a
comedown as with other hard drugs. Oral ingestion of DMT is quite a bit different.
In the rainforests of South America the shamans have been using DMT for
thousands of years in the form of Ayahuasca. To be orally active DMT requires an
MAOI to be mixed along in a brew. Without the MAOI orally DMT is not active and
would produce an upset stomach at best if ingested. Once the DMT and MAOI
brew is made the Ayahuasca journey can begin. In this form the trip is much
longer than vaporizing and lasting 12 hours or more depending on the
brewmaster. Although said to be not as intense visually for some, the longer
duration can be much more introspective. So much so that people often take
international trips and seek out shamans in the jungle to partake in Ayahuasca
- Alex Grey is well known for his DMT inspired artwork.
Many people often speak of breakthroughs and ego death when talking about
psychedelics. People have reported these events with the use of mushrooms and
LSD. But these events occurred with high doses of these substances which is more
than enough to get the desired effects. However, the same events have been
reported with much lower doses of DMT especially when vaporized. Not that
everyone is ready for such an event to occur. But there are those among us
known as psychonauts that actively seek the deep introspection. The process of
self examination from a different state of mind often leads to resolution of one’s
own issues. An enlightenment of one’s self if you will. If used properly
psychedelics can help someone to improve from the inside out rather than the
other way around. Mushrooms alone have been known to relieve depression in
low doses. It seems a safe natural alternative to the chemicals being forced on
society which we know nothing about the long term effects of.
The Future Is Now
With legal cannabis for recreational and medical use sweeping the country there
has been talk of a few states wanting to do studies on mushrooms. Both civilians
and veterans alike have benefited from legal cannabis. Ailments such as pain,
PTSD, nausea, and loss of appetite being only a few of the things cannabis has
helped. Many psychedelics have the same potential to help people. Things like
trauma and addiction have potential to be helped by psychedelics. More research
is needed and some states are stepping up. With my home state of Louisiana
being one of the latest to make medical cannabis legal, albeit in a limited form, it
is only a matter of time before more states follow. And not long after those states
will look to mushrooms and Ayahuasca and more as medicines just as our
ancestors have for thousands of years. This is especially more so as we get more
and more younger more open minded people into office. Why destroy our bodies
with man made compounds that harm our liver and kidneys when we have
natural substances that work better and are less harmful?
Don’t Be Surprised!
No matter where you stand on the subject of psychedelics this is certainly a topic
to pay attention to. Just as all the people you least expected were found in the
cannabis shop purchasing an eighth and some rosin to dab, we will see people
coming out in favor of psychedelics. Half the people reading this most likely read
it because it reminded them of their last trip in the 70s or 80s. It is ok to
reminisce. DMT is a powerful substance that should be respected and handled
with care. As is the case with all psychedelics and other substances. However, this
is a substance that has serious potential to change the world in a good way. To
experience something so profound is extremely humbling for almost everyone.
While the states start to do research on mushrooms and other psychedelics, do
your own research. There is much information out there on DMT and all the
variations it can be found in.