Three-dimensional color patterns on the room walls, visiting aliens, contact with the deceased, looking into another dimension with elf beings – the perceptions after the consumption of DMT are described in very different ways, up to the death of one’s own ego and the merging with the universe.
Dimethyltryptamine as a psychedelic
DMT was first produced in the laboratory by the Canadian chemist Richard Manske (1901 – 1977) in 1931. At least according to personal statements, he should not have known exactly what the consequences of the synthesized substance were.
But perhaps the researcher simply – in the truest sense of the word – did not trust his eyes. After all, the resounding effect of DMT as a psychedelic was known at that time, except for exceptions, only to indigenous peoples and shamans.
N,N-dimethyltryptamine, DMT for short, is a very strong psychedelic with a short-term effect.
It is a tryptamine alkaloid, which is found in particular in many plants and the skin gland secretions of some toads and appears in low concentrations in nature, especially the human body, almost omnipresent.
In South America, the entheogenic use of DMT-containing plants and preparations, such as ayahuasca, ebena or yopo (Anadenanthera peregrina), jurema (Mimosa hostillis) or the sebaceous nut tree (Virola sebifera), is widespread.
DMT is rapidly degraded in the body by monoamine oxidases (MAO), which is why it is ineffective with oral administration and otherwise only works for a few minutes. To allow for prolonged or oral efficacy, DMT is often combined with MAO inhibitors (MAOIs).
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