DMT: Ruminations on a Life-Changing Truth Serum

DMT: Ruminations on a Life-Changing Truth Serum

Guest article by Anton Newton: “To my total amazement, DMT proved how ignorant I'd been to the true possibilities, and how wrong I'd been about virtually everything in my reality for 47 years! Everything changed for me - and there was no going back. I was so shocked by how easily I'd let myself be fooled, and how certain I had been about reality. I was even more stunned by the way my mind had so dramatically changed, and the new understandings I had about myself, life and death…”

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A Conversation with the Mushrooms on the Nature of Reality

A Conversation with the Mushrooms on the Nature of Reality

Guest article by Rachael Claire of The Wider Reality: “Perhaps the most mulled over question in life is, What is the point of it all? After a deep conversation with the mushrooms, a few pieces of the puzzle came together in a succinct way. The plants are a radio frequency changer for those brave and willing enough to drop the ego and learn real truths. Often painful, harsh truths since the ego has to admit to misunderstandings. Again, that harshness, that pain - it takes us to the light. We cannot bypass the process…”

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DMT: Dead Man's Treasure

DMT: Dead Man's Treasure

R N Vooght postulates that a sophisticated and civilised society lost to the historical record understood the psychologically sensitive nature of the human mind, and have imparted the profound nature of the DMT, (the spirit molecule) and its all-encompassing therapeutic and immaterial connotations to us for the benefit of future generations of the human story… that they understood the molecular structure of N, N dimethyltryptamine and created an allegorical 'treasure hunt' leading to the Ancient Gods who all reside somewhere deep inside us - inside everyone. He also believes that our ancestry has given us the keys to the inner realms of our most precious and personal self, and has successfully transcended the atomic nature of DMT from the microcosm upon the macrocosm: The Spirit in the Sky..!

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An Interview with Filip Zaruba, Director of 'Bufo Alvarius – The Underground Secret' Movie

An Interview with Filip Zaruba, Director of 'Bufo Alvarius – The Underground Secret' Movie

An interview with Filip Zaruba, director of the movie ‘Bufo Alvarius – The Underground Secret’. Filip interviewed Dr. Stanislav Grof for the movie, which he talks about in this interview, as well as the reasons for (and journey toward) making the movie, and the morality and responsibilities around Bufo Alvarius medicine use and synthetic 5-MeO-DMT. He also discusses the role of Bufo/5-MeO in our awakening, whether it is right for everyone, the risks and after effects associated with it, and what we can learn from using these powerful substances.

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An Introduction to Yopo in the Venezuelan Piaroan Tradition

An Introduction to Yopo in the Venezuelan Piaroan Tradition

Rafael Meneses details his journey with yopo seeds, which contain 5-HO DMT, DM and 5-MeO-DMT. He talks about how the use of yopo and the contact with Piaroan shaman Rufino Pónare changed his life, the ways the Venezuelan Piaroa tribes traditionally use yopo, the effects it has and the benefits it has brought to the people working with it…

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When Plant Medicines Lose The Battle With Ego

When Plant Medicines Lose The Battle With Ego

The plant medicine experience may bring about a profound level of self-assuredness that can end up fortifying the ego – the exact opposite of most people’s intentions. The ego wants to stay in control, and will use an awakening experience to its advantage if allowed to…

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HPPD, Depersonalisation, Derealisation, Existential Crisis and Psychedelics

HPPD, Depersonalisation, Derealisation, Existential Crisis and Psychedelics

Many people receive benefits from entheogens and psychedelics, yet there are others that struggle with after effects and even persisting disorders afterwards. Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD), Depersonalization Disorder (DPD), Derealisation Disorder (DPDR), and feelings of existential crisis are common. Read one man’s experience and some considerations for handling difficult after effects…

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Case Report: The Long Lasting Analgesic Effect of Changa

Case Report: The Long Lasting Analgesic Effect of Changa

This case report by GENÍS ONA and SEBASTIÁN TRONCOSO was published by the Journal of Psychedelic studies. The researchers observed a long-lasting analgesic effect produced by changa, a psychedelic drug that contains the psychoactive N,N-dimethyltryptamine and ground seeds of Peganum harmala, which are rich in β-carbolines…

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Ayahuasca Artists Express Universal Meaning

Ayahuasca Artists Express Universal Meaning

Guest post by Edmond Furter: Author of Mindprint (2014, Lulu.com); Stoneprint (2016, Four Equators Media); and editor of Stoneprint Journal (Lulu.com). Visit www.edmondfurter.wordpress.com / www.stoneprintjournal.blog / www.mindprintart.wordpress.com

Artworks inspired by ayahuasca visions are part of the structuralist anthropology data that revealed about 100 recurrent motifs in subconscious behaviour since 2010. Features and spacing of characters in artworks enabled my discovery of five layers of perception and expression in all styles and cultures…“

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Why Ayahuasca and DMT May Hold the Keys to Genuine Compassion

Why Ayahuasca and DMT May Hold the Keys to Genuine Compassion

There seems to be something missing from many of the modern teachings embraced in the West. We are so focused on finding personal peace that true compassion often remains a concept, albeit an attractive one. Ayahuasca and DMT can awaken the innate compassion needed to make real change in oneself and the world, but once it does, there is no going back…

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Why Using Psychedelics Requires Vulnerability

Why Using Psychedelics Requires Vulnerability

Anyone who has dipped into the DMT realm often enough can tell you that nothing is certain. Even the best sets and settings don’t bring guarantees. We are walking into the unknown and for all intents and purposes we are blindfolded. Just as it does in everyday life, walking into the unknown without certainty takes courage and vulnerability…

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Under the DMT Dome: What is it All About?

Under the DMT Dome: What is it All About?

When the DMT kicked in, I found myself entering a space in which I felt that I was looking upward. It was as if I were laying on the ‘ground’ in this hyperspace realm, and everything was going on above me. I could not perceive any visible perimeters, but there was a sense of enclosure that left me with the distinct impression of being inside a dome. The dome seems to be a hive of activity that is both ephemeral and ineffable; for many it appears to be the place in which the ‘machine elves’ attempt some form of communication…  

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Are the DMT Entities Real?

Are the DMT Entities Real?

One incredibly common parallel that can be drawn from DMT experiences is encounters with hyper-dimensional entities. There is much debate over whether the DMT entities are as ‘real’ as we are, whether they are simply projections from the individual’s mind, or culturally-related conjurings from the collective subconscious. Whatever is the case, DMT entities have managed to convince most users that they are real… and if they are, the implications are profound.

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Do You Need to Travel to South America to Drink Ayahuasca?

Do You Need to Travel to South America to Drink Ayahuasca?

The question of whether it is necessary to travel to South America to drink ayahuasca is a common one. It is a question regularly chewed over in ayahuasca forums without any lasting consensus drawn. For some it makes most sense to go to South America to work with ayahuasca and the indigenous shamans; for others it is simply not a viable option, for various reasons…

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Should you Drink Ayahuasca with an Indigenous or a Western Shaman?

Should you Drink Ayahuasca with an Indigenous or a Western Shaman?

One of the most common questions asked by those seeking out an ayahuasca experience is whether it is necessary to drink the ayahuasca with an indigenous ayahuasca shaman or a Western shaman. The answer to this is probably not cut and dried and there are some important considerations for choosing an appropriate shaman, whatever their nationality or location…

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Should You Smoke DMT or Drink Ayahuasca Alone?

Should You Smoke DMT or Drink Ayahuasca Alone?

The question of whether it is a good idea to drink ayahuasca or smoke DMT alone regularly arises, so it goes without saying that people are uncertain as to its safety.  There is no cut and dried answer to this, as it is largely dependent on whether you are mentally and emotionally sound, the quality of your setting, the safety of the substance, and whether or not you believe in certain metaphysical factors having the power to influence your physical world… 

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How Important are Set and Setting?

How Important are Set and Setting?

The concept of set and setting was coined by Timothy Leary in 1964, and he put it out there that when using psychoactive substances, the state you are in and the environment you choose is likely to have a profound impact on your experience. Yet not everyone pays attention to set and setting… so is it really a necessary consideration?

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