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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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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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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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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