Drugs, Inc.: DMT: A Psychedelic New Drug
A user explains how a new drug called DMT causes users to hallucinate and black out.
@Nicholas Hatcher DMT is produced in the brain and lungs. It is thought to be released (in abundance) at the time of birth (birth being when the baby first becomes conscious-3 months) time of sleep, and the time of death. Without dmt things would be dull and grey, too much dmt in the brain and things become psychedelic. The pineal gland, the third eye is thought to be a portal/radio to higher consciousness into other dimensions and the connectedness of all consciousness. So, at birth there is a burst of DMT, this allows the soul to enter the body, and become conscious, it is released in rem sleep to induce dreaming (dreams may be more real then you give them credit for) an at the point of death to allow the soul to exit into these higher dimensions and shed the body. In the case of a bear death experience, it makes sense that one could be in 'heaven' and come back as there could e a spiritual 'tether' so to say tied with your bodies energy/frequency. Sounds super sci fi and geeky but try to keep an open mind. I'm aware o how crazy it sounds, but an experience speaks louder than words. You don't know until you know.
@Justin Otte @Nicholas Hatcher Justin-None of what you said is really accurate. You are just describing a few common experiences on DMT. Early psychonauts that experienced IV DMT HCl said they felt it was similar to a dream, and NDE. Later Terrence Mckenna said the same thing about smoked DMT freebase There isn't any scientific research to support those things you're saying, just feelings. If you believe your feelings before they're substantiated by experiments, you're gullible. The easiest person to fool is yourself; all psychedelic compounds teach us this integral lesson. Experience doesn't speak to anything, it only speaks to experience.
@Nicholas Hatcher a near death experience is dying. Take for example a person in a hospital room, the nurse accidentally iv's the wrong substance killing the patient. In this moment, the patient may find themselves looking over their dead and lifeless body observing the flatline, and panicking nurses. After this goes on so long, they are no longer observing their body, and find themselves in another dimension, made of light and energy. They find themselves in a spirit world meeting past, dead, and future relatives. They are welcomed and Are shown their life review (e.g. 'I watched my life flash before my eyes'). After this goes on so long the nurses back in the hospital are working frantically. The patient has been dead for several minutes and things are looking grim. The spirits who have comforted this patient on the other side say he must go back, and he will be home, but right now is not the right time, and like that 'poof!' The patient is back in his body and has a pulse again, makes a full recovery an ad discharge from the hospital with a new lease on life and a whole new outlook on the meaning of life and their mission in that life.
This scenario is what we refer to as a near death experience.
Really? DMT is not new. Nor is it a "drug"... I've seen it change peoples lives for the better. It has been used by shamans for a very very long time. People who are terminally ill have used ayahuasca (aka dmt)to come to terms with their death. And they did. Also, DMT is produced in small amounts in your own brain!! I believe it is a medicine and should not be taken for fun. How many people have had hallucinations and blacked out on pharmaceutical drugs.. Make an episode about that
DMT is pure truth. It is absolutely wonderful to see people commenting on this video and rightfully defending the gorgeous substance. The fact is that DMT is sacred and enlightening, and it carries itself with integrity, as shown all over the internet with comments like the two left here by Justin and Nick. My point is, we don't have to argue about whether DMT is 'good' or 'bad'. If you've tried it and have experienced a full-blown connection with the "other", you simply know. All else is a lie, all else is an attempt at manipulation or just a flat-out display of ignorance. It's very, very silly. Go toward the truth - it's easy to see.
DMT is an intelligence, and it's alive and it works through us for the good of all things... Sound familiar?
Woah, I really hope nat geo doesn't go on and make dmt seem cool, or "new"... Dmt is medicine in more ways than one. It would be nice to see if the use of dmt to treat addictions like alcohol, cocaine, or herion are mentioned. In many cases, patients completely come off the drugs after several 'breakthrough' doses. A breakthrough, for those who don't know, is when the user smokes enough of the substance to have a complete level 5 psychedelic experience. It is extremely safe considering the LD-50 is [possibly] hundreds of times higher than any possible means of taking it because the user would fall asleep long before ever reaching that point, also its metabolized and broken down extremely fast, and is produced endogenously in the brain and lungs. its kind of hard to overdose on something that isn't toxic at all on the body.
This is where the user loses complete touch with reality as we know it, leaves the body, and enters a state of consciousness that experiences 4 and 5 dimensional reality instead of the 3 we're familiar with. This place that the consciousness goes most would call Heaven. It is to experience your death, and come back again, parallel to a NDE or Near Death Experience. Most people would say this as being a 'life changing, religious experience' that can completely change a person's outlook on life, the meaning of life/purpose of existing as they know it, relationships, improving ones self, and to help others. Users become humbled, more sympathetic/apathetic, completely lose fear of the anxiety associated with death/dying, depression is either greatly reduced, or gone completely, and in some cases people may develop emotions and senses they never had previously.
The level 5 experience:
With all that said, I really hope this doesn't butcher DMT, a substance that demands so much respect. Psychedelics (Tryptamines specifically, DMT, Psylocybin, Bufotenin, etc) and cannabis are the future of medicine. DMT is not a recreational drug, it isn't for everyone. DMT is a tool for knowledge, and a medicine for the mind and soul. Respect the substance.
Thanks, Nick for your comment. :)
Wow, National Geographic... nice making out DMT as some new, sinister substance. I'm sure the interviewee is really, really happy about your sinister twist. Is, "May cause psychosis" something you mob just stick on every illicit drug? Coz, it's starting to sound ridiculous. COFFEE may cause psychosis... working too long hours may cause psychosis... seriously guys! Psychosis is something that can occur under a great myriad of circumstance. DMT, which is a class of chemical similar to serotonin is a terribly interesting substance that many regard quite highly and with a certain kind of reverence. It'd be nice if, instead of acting like the rest of the tabloid trash, you listened to your interviewees with more care, put your ignorant bias to the side and perhaps read a bit of the literature available on DMT.
Also - DMT is NOT new. LSD is newer. And that's 60+ years old... which would not generally be referred to as new.