Exploring Spirituality through DMT
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Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is a type of hallucinogenic drug that is used for a variety of reasons. Indigenous people use drinks and foods like ayahuasca during their traditions and this contains DMT. The hallucinogenic properties are used to induce a spiritual experience, similar to those using LSD for the same purpose. Before using DMT to induce a spiritual experience, it is important to understand the basics because proper use is critical for a positive experience. There are a few risk to know about, as well as the expected effects.
Before you use DMT, it is important that you talk to someone who has experience in using this drug for a spiritual experience. You want to ensure proper use so that you can safely have your experience and reduce the risk of any negative effects. The first step is understanding this drug and what it can do so that you go into the experience with positive expectations.
Usage and Effects
Those using DMT for a spiritual experience typically ingest it or smoke it. The effects last approximately 45 to 60 minutes, so this drug is much shorter lasting than other hallucinogenic substances. The effects of the drug include:
Many people describe their experience as being more aware of everything that is around them. Things are far more brilliant and it is a true sensory experience for the user. Since things are so heightened, it is important that those using DMT know what to expect and that they have someone with them to keep an eye on them. You want to make sure that you are safe and that if your effects turn negative that there is someone there to keep you safe.
The dose is dependent on a number of factors and it should be determined by someone who is experienced in using this drug to induce a spiritual experience. It is critical that the right dose is taken, especially since doses that are too high can have detrimental effects.
Setting the Scene
The first thing you want to do is make sure that you go through this experience during a time when your mood is good and positive. Find a place where you feel comfortable and start to relax. Make sure that someone is there with you to keep you safe as you have this experience. The key is to make sure that you are fully ready for the DMT experience before you go into it. This helps to ensure that you have the experience that you seek instead of a negative experience with effects you will not like.
Stages of a DMT Experience
There are essentially three stages that you go through in the 45 to 60 minutes you are using this drug. In some cases, you might not go through all of the stages. It is critical that you are in the right place and frame of mind to have the greatest chance at getting through all of the stages. The first stage begins with a spectacular light, according to about 90 percent of users. Users start to see shapes and colors starting to form in front of their eyes. Many see the light as a type of gateway to their experience.
The second stage is when someone feels like they are in a tunnel. They experience an extreme sense of euphoria and extravagant colors and fun memories occur. At this point, most people still feel like they have an earthly connection and that they are still grounded to the earth.
The third stage is far more convoluted that the previous two. Some people report things like seeing aliens or touring ancient cities. This stage is highly dependent on what is in your subconscious and this is why it is important to go into the experience with a clear mind.
As you can see, DMT is popular among certain groups of people who have a high level of spirituality. Proper use is essential and you must ensure that you are in the right place and right frame of mind before having your experience. This aids in setting things up to be positive and reduces the risk of a negative experience while using DMT. Working with someone who understands using the drug for a positive experience will be able to guide you and ensure that things go as smoothly as possible.
- Rosemary Kitchen
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