N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), an endogenous molecule present in the cerebrospinal fluid of humans, was first synthesized in 1957 by Stephen Szara and is considered one of the most powerful psychedelic substances, if not the most powerful ever.
DMT is present in some varieties of mimosa and acacia, and many other plants. The extraction is possible with some solvents such as alcohol, gas oil, hexane, or by distillation. In the Amazon Basin, some tribal peoples have a tradition of using plants containing DMT for magical rituals.
DMT is produced spontaneously by the human brain.
It could be established that it is one of the most “fleeting” substances that have ever been observed in the human body, since it remains in the circulation only for 5 minutes.
It has been scientifically demonstrated that the pineal gland (a small endocrine gland in the human brain, also called “third eye”) is able to produce some amounts of DMT, especially at 3-4 a.m., during the REM sleep phase.
In ancient cultures and Eastern philosophy, it has always been considered that the awakening of the “third eye“ (i.e. the pineal gland) can lead to very high states of consciousness paired with profound spiritual experiences.
The Effects of DMT
There have been experiments and studies on DMT by Terence McKenna, a prominent member of the psychedelic revolution. In many interviews, he speaks of a short trip of 20-30 minutes, which brings the mind into a dimension of almost total transcendence, and it seems that it comes from other worlds which pop into our reality, talking and interacting with us.
A few seconds after taking the vapors, you are having a distinct feeling of “being suddenly gone” to a particular place, completely different from that in which you just were. Then you experience the first effects: vivid visual hallucinations, bright colors, altering perceptions of everything you see, a hum/whistle at high frequencies.
After this first state of “semi-consciousness”, it takes you to a higher level, in which the body “sleeps” and you have visions (even if you have your eyes closed) of perfect geometric figures moving like brightly colored phosphorescent fractals.
This phase is characterized by the feeling of being in at least three-dimensional area where objects and non-terrestrial entities may occur and interact with us. This experience may appear very energetic, fast and confusing. Within ten minutes the hallucinations lose vividness, it passes back to the “semi-conscious” state and within other 10-20 minutes, you return to the normal state.
Many of people who have voluntarily submitted to testing DMT reported that they found themselves in “flying disks” where they spent “about three minutes of our time” among strange “elf machines”, operated by “little people” with gray skin, big eyes and huge skull.
Considering all the above, could it mean that through the effects of DMT a person every night travels to other dimensions that pertain to another actual reality, which is different from the reality of waking state of mind and which leaves us only vague ancestral memories?