DMT: The Skeleton Key
Have you ever gazed up at the night sky and pondered the eternal questions left unanswered by our seemingly secretive universe? Have you ever wondered what it may be like to travel to a faraway realm? Do you ever wonder what it might be like to make contact with other worldly entities? What if I told you that the key to unlocking all of that could, potentially, be hiding in your head? Many cutting edge psychedelic researchers are posing the question if DMT really is the psychedelic “hidden” key. DMT or Dimethyltryptamine is a psychedelic compound in the tryptamine family of biologically active compounds. DMT was first synthesized in 1931, by Canadian chemist Richard Helmuth Fredrick Manske. For thousands of years tribal shaman have ingested or administered DMT in the form of ayahuasca, a powerful concoction of plants found in the Amazonian Rainforest and brewed into a tea. Today, users are more commonly smoking or vaporizing the DMT crystal. Effects of smoking DMT are felt with in one minute, but some users report strong almost instant psychedelic hallucinations. Hallucinations are described as powerful, spiritually enlightening, and intense, but short lived. DMT is most commonly smoked by users, but can also be administered orally, intravenously, and less commonly by insufflation. Though DMT is such a power psychedelic, its compounds are quickly broken down by the digestive system. This means, if taken orally DMT requires a monoamine oxidase inhibitor, also known as a MAOI, or the body will render the chemical inactive. DMT is referred to as a, “businessman’s lunch,” because of its quick on set and short lived trip, which is probably why it has become popular amongst club goers and young people. Also, many high profile people like; actor/comedian Jim Carrey, musician Sting, comedian/UFC announcer Joe Rogan, and artist Alex Grey have spoken publicly about their experiences with DMT, and promote its entheogenic (spiritual rather than...
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