Ask any biologist and he’ll tell you lichens are an intriguing bunch. They exist only because of a symbiotic relationship between algae (or cyanobacteria) and fungi. The fungus creates a network that sustains, hydrates and protects the alga, which in turn provides sugars through photosynthesis. So, while they exhibit plant-like characteristics, they are not plants. They are composite organisms. This makes the case of the psychedelic lichen even more [...]
DMT, the “spirit molecule” as it is known, is actually called Dimethyltryptamine and is one of the most common psychedelic chemicals in the world.
Found in plants and animals throughout Earth, it is accredited with the dream state that people feel, even while they are awake. It lends to human creativity and a large enough dose will send you into a short (10-15 minute) psychedelic trip that many people have attributed as a cleansing awakening.
In humans, the DMT is produced in the pineal gland, found in the middle of our brains. In some plants, the chemical is so prevalent that we can extract it for use. The methods of extraction are meticulous and often [...]
DMT or Dimethyltryptamine is a chemical compound produced naturally in the pineal gland inside your brain that belongs to the tryptamine family.
This naturally occurring substance is produced and excreted by the pineal gland during sleep and is structurally similar to serotonin. It is found in both animals and plants and is pretty much connected with everything alive on this earth.
The reason this chemical compound gets so much attention is because it is the active component in psychedelic substances such as ayahuasca. Though scientists are still very unsure of its function in the body it is believed to influence our ability to dream visually.How DMT [...]
They’ve come to see a man and to drink his tea.
Julian Palmer is an ayahuasca facilitator. For more than a decade he has been hosting small ceremonies all over the country and making his homemade brew.
“These are plants that are on this earth for us to use,” he says.
“We humans find value in this all over the world. Why should it be criminalised? Why should it be criminal? It shouldn’t … I call myself a chai peddler. You know being a facilitator of ayahuasca is very different to selling someone a pill, cause you’re responsible for them and they expect a certain duty of care towards them so it’s cute different.”
Ayahuasca brews have been used by [...]
Its early evening and Badi is looking out the fifth-story window of her new apartment perched in Cochabamba’s northern foothills. With the 18,000 foot peaks of Mount Tunari to her back, Badi’s apartment surveys the valley below. To the West, a clear view of the “Christo de Concordia;” a 33 meter statue of Jesus strikingly similar to his more famous South American brother in Rio De Janeiro. To the east, the sun’s glare superimposes itself over Cochabamba’s vast urban sprawl. Its rush hour and the chaotic traffic below is palpable.
Aware of our [...]
DMT (dimethyltryptamine) is the most powerful and fast-acting of the tryptamine class of hallucinogens. After smoking DMT users regularly report fantastic trips to other dimensions and conversations with intelligent alien life forms. Meyer outlines DMT usage, pharmacology, mythology and occult application, including shamanic uses. He also presents fascinating anecdotal material regarding DMT “alien contact.” Materials from DMT researchers Terence McKenna, Gracie and Zarkov, and dozens of other correspondences are included, providing clues to deciphering the DMT “hyperspace” state.
…and in search for answers people have feared to place themselves [...]
In previous posts I discussed the psychedelic drug DMT, and the remarkable fact that many users of this substance report encounters with non-human entities that often seem compellingly real. Related to this, some extraordinary claims have been made about the DMT experience, such as that users visit “free-standing realities” that seem to have some sort of durable existence, although the validity of such claims is open to question. Further, more detailed research is needed to help understand the nature of the DMT experience in order to put some of these claims to the test. In particular, I would be interested to know whether ‘entity’ experiences are related to the psychological [...]
Read Part 1 here.
In Part 1 of this article, I discussed Rick Strassman’s(link is external) research on DMT. In particular I focused on the phenomenon of DMT users frequently encountering non-human entities of various kinds. These experiences have a striking similarity to alien abduction. Even more strangely, many participants came away convinced that these entities are somehow real. Strassman (2001) has speculated that these entities could be inhabitants of a parallel universe. I will not attempt to explain what such entities might represent, as this is not at all understood. What I will focus on are the psychological factors that influence people’s judgments about what is [...]
Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is a naturally occurring psychedelic drug found in many plants and animals, and has been claimed to naturally occur in the human brain itself (Strassman, 2001). DMT, less well-known than other psychedelics such as psilocybin or LSD, is striking for the brevity and intensity of its effects. When smoked, for example, hallucinogenic effects begin almost immediately and resolve within 30 minutes. As a result, it is sometimes known facetiously as the “businessman’s lunch trip” (Cakic, Potkonyak, & Marshall, 2010). One of the most remarkable features of the DMT experience is the frequency with which users encounter non-human intelligences, often resembling [...]
David Luke – How does one prove ones’ elf? Exploring the Ontology of Discarnate Entities in the DMT Realm (Includes Q&A).
David Luke gave a short but interesting talk at the Breaking Convention 2015 in London. Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel for more talks from this years Breaking Convention, which I’m currently uploading daily.
I hope you enjoy the talk and that it helps you bond a closer relationship to your friends in the other realms.
– Trip Tamine
Have you encountered stick men, machine elves or other discarnate entities while tripping brains on DMT? If so, you’re not alone. The use of the powerful, fast-acting psychedelic dimethyltriptamine (DMT) generates reports of such entities on a regular basis.
DMT has been around for a long time, although it’s never been that popular—and encounters with extradimensional critters may be part of the reason why. Back in the 1970s, it was known as “the businessman’s trip” because you could take it at the beginning of the lunch hour and be back to normal it was time to go back to work. When smoked, the psychedelic effects begin almost immediately and [...]
The mythology of Iceland’s Elves dates back to the 10th Century AD. Around 10 years ago 54% of Icelanders said that they believed in elves and “supernatural” non-human entities. Also, 80% of Icelandic individuals indicating a psychic or clairvoyant tendency claim to believe in elves. Magnus Skarphedinsson, the headmaster of Iceland’s Reykjavik’s Elf School, has spoken with over 1,200 elve witnesses and believes whole-heartedly that elves do in fact exist. These witnesses from Iceland and other countries have reported detailed accounts of interaction with elves, fairies, hidden folk or other beings.
If elves do exist why aren’t there more [...]