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A user explains how a new drug called DMT causes users to hallucinate and black out.

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Nawaz Roodi
Nawaz Roodi

I would say that we should avoid these drugs as much as possible or they would make us more depressed than we suppose before taking any of their dosages. Simple methods for depression treatment like TMS Therapy are more affordable and reliable at the same time. 

Peter Sage
Peter Sage

And you are surprised that this pseudo-documentary is showing distorted picture about DMT. Just look by whom this network is owned, FOX cable networks. This is like watching Russian news on their national networks, piece of sh.t.

Anyway, those who want to take it, they'll get it from somewhere, so they will do their own research as they are smarter than another slowly dying TV network.

Jordan VanderWerf
Jordan VanderWerf

National geographic... National read-a-pathetic   FARCE... Did you know this 'drug' is an endogenous(synthesized naturally - in the Pineal gland - in the brain) substance?

http://www.thespiritmolecule.com/

This is another great short documentary, they mention Dr. Straussman - The Man, who discovered DMT as a 'spirit molecule' - while he was only 're-discovering' this FROM LEARNING FROM shamans. OK.. listen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMOC44vby9g#t=181
-Thank you kennedy Fae

But he elaborated on it greatly. He discovered it's ENDOGENOUS history, or lets say ORIGIN.. As DMT was first introduced to our brain through US not through external consumption.. we have only later discovered ways, more so the shamans had discovered plants, and other animals that also use the chemical.

I have to implore anyone who hasn't read the book, to read the book 'The spirit molecule' by Dr. Straussman.

Funny how Mitch Shults here, hadn't actually read the book. He is, and must have already, been a quite open minded person. Cudos!

I do suggest you read the book by Dr. Straussman. I read the book 2 years ago, and I still haven't smoked or drank dmt. I have had many an offer to locate it, but I feel I am not ready, or rather not at the point that I require DMT's conscious reboot. One day perhaps.

Here.. You may find the link to Ricks movie, NEW book, and the book I have read, the original DMT:The spirit molecule

http://www.rickstrassman.com/

The first book
http://www.rickstrassman.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=54

Haven't read this one, but this book looks great.
http://www.rickstrassman.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53&Itemid=55


Jared wolney
Jared wolney

It is important to have proper knowledge of science, religion, philosophy, and history before you even try this stuff.  If you do not have a rich knowledge base, you might make the wrong thought strings or connections in your brain in the days following your DMT reboot.  I also suggest to stay away from secular television or computers, as these are very manipulative and propogandist, and they can give you a warped view of "IT".  (I call it "IT", for lack of a better term.  I might call "it' the Tao.)

1psychiadeli1 ruthless
1psychiadeli1 ruthless

ok sorry for my sloppy English i try my best .OK  1ST dmt TRIP=  tha scariest experience  of my life.First 8 seconds = wtf hallucinating intense with " rupture noise logic"  , and you slowly loose your senses till you are 100% sure you are dead.But YOU still "there". spirit world, other dimension ,iguess, personally i think  dmt trow me in another constelation , andromeda  or whatever.was amazingly comfortable , peacefull feeling ,born again ,----------------- and  slowly my arm is back , second arm , my head to finaly back in human body reality. I WAS A CRACK USER 1G EVERYDAY, 9 YEARS DRUG ADDICT, EVERYTHING AND DMT SAVED ME . After my first dmt experience i stopped everything.DMT  RESET YOUR BRAIN CELLS by cleaning drug "damages" . natural serotonin ' back in your life as you 12 years old....   Dmt at little , very little doses makes you feel in love with univers , halucinations like walls changing colors, patterns , so amazing .PEACEFULL EMOTION..THIS IS NOT A DRUG!!!!!!  GOD MOLECULE      ----------- PS now im gonna Watch the video i didnt see it yet , just read comments  lol    

Brian Smith
Brian Smith

this "documentary" is nothing but crap. instead of putting this on the air, you should compost this turd and use that manure to grow yourself some shrooms

maybe then you'll find the insight to do this story correctly

Ruben C
Ruben C

Of all programs, you "natgeo" should be ashamed. The portrayal of DMT you presented is completely wrong. You picked up some drug using dumbasses who stumbled upon DMT to dramatize and exaggerate the use of it, comparing it to other hard drugs. In reality, many DMT users do not use other substances and drugs. They are normal people who do not fit your drug junkie stereotype. They use it for the teaching and learning experience it provides. Not to get high. This was completely awful.

jake johnny
jake johnny

It is exceedingly ironic that a substance that is present in the tissues of every human being is a banned, schedule 1 controlled substance with harsh sentences and severe penalties for use, possession, sale, and manufacture.  Those in power do not wish to ban the substance for our own good; we are all de facto felons for having it in our bodies in the first place.  There was a time and a place for propaganda like this, but it is definitely not now in the information age where people are relentless with their fact-checking and hyper-alert to being swindled.  We have been lied to and we are finally saying enough is enough.  We all have the power at least in some capacity to discern what is truth, when we are being lied to, and the motivation behind it.  If it is truth you seek, truth you shall find.  Many people simply aren't concerned with the truth, but for those who are, DMT is an excellent way for you and reality to become acquainted, despite what these reefer-madness style fear mongers would have us believe.

PJ Alchemy
PJ Alchemy

WOW, this is a terrible presentation of DMT. First of all,it is plant matter that teaches you. It is not a recreational act. It is done in a ceremonial setting. DMT is not comparable to crack and other drugs. It is magic, and thru it,the veil is lifted.All realms exposed. Sound waves and all that is is revealed. It is not something you want to do again right away. It can be frightening to all of a sudden know all truths. Best thing one needs to do in preparing to partake is to rid of fear judgement greed or any negative behaviors.Have your body fit and healthy for traveling around the astral realm. DMT comes to you when knowledge and truth is to be discovered. I don't like the depiction of this shabby video FAILING to represent the truth about spirt matter. DMT  is extremely sacred. It is true magic.:.I feel for those who portray it wrongly or abuse its essence. 

John Smith
John Smith

Around 18 years ago i started to wake in the night and experience vivid hallucinations. I would see alien faces swirling with colours, these colours would be shining with light. I would see complex mathematical equations, fingerprints that would spiral fractals of colour and light, forests of colour and light. Only recently have i heard of DMT. I now know that this is what i have been experiencing for all of these years, nothing else can describe the things that i have been seeing. I only ever see these hallucinations in the night, after waking from a dream. I suffer from migraine headaches and see visual disturbances in the day time and i think this has something to do with what i see in the night. I have never heard of anyone else experiencing these hallucinations without taking an external dose of DMT. I have been researching tryptides and think this has something to do with my migraines and nocturnal hallucinations. I certainly think DMT needs to be researched further, it is an interesting chemical and should not be treated as a 'Drug'. Has anyone else ever had any hallucinations when waking from a dream? They tend to be closed eye hallucinations, with vivid colours and light seems to shine from the colours. By the way, i do not suffer from any mental health problems such as schizophrenia, i do not take drugs and i do not believe in aliens or gods etc. I am intrigued by the the whole experience of these hallucinations and am interested to see if anyone else has experienced this?

Nicholas Hatcher
Nicholas Hatcher

So is DMT what causes Near-Death experiences? 

Since It is released before death?

Erica Tilghman-Gust
Erica Tilghman-Gust

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

C N
C N

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?

Justin Otte
Justin Otte

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:

"Total loss of visual connection with reality. The senses cease to function in the normal way. Total loss of ego. Merging with space, other objects or the universe. The loss of reality becomes so severe that it defies explanation. The earlier levels are relatively easy to explain in terms of measurable changes in perception and thought patterns. This level is different in that the actual universe within which things are normally perceived, ceases to exist"- wikipedia

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. :)

Nick W
Nick W

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.

martin burger
martin burger

@PJ Alchemy 

You rightly expressed your concern about holding the proper perspective when approaching the subject of the sacred herbs. The second and a very important concern often missed in any discussion on DMT or Ayahuasca is that in taking these compounds externally (unnaturally), one does so without the regulation and balance benefits of the pituitary gland. Our brain consciousness bandwidths, especially the higher bandwidths were designed as a complex system which is regulated by the pituitary gland.

I say the following from my Cree Shamanic perspective. Hitting a DMT pipe is like discovering a Ferrari in the drive way and redlining the engine in neutral, yes the exhaust pipes sound great but you are not going anywhere. That's not to say there is no value in the DMT experience but after the joy riding part of it, lets get serious and use it as it was intended.

Peace and Bandwidth.

Julie May
Julie May

@John Smith My younger brother experienced those hallucinations as a child. He also has migraines. He has begun to experiment with DMT and he does believe in gods and aliens. The association you made seems very realistic to me. My brother is demonstrating some psychotic features, but he is also doing drugs so it's impossible to know if the cause is organic or chemically based.... Have you learned any more about it since you last wrote that? I appreciate you sharing your story here!

mike mark
mike mark

@John Smith Hey John, you should do some research on this guy 

Srinivasa Ramanujan, he is one of the greatest mathematicians to ever live. He claims that these formulas came to him in a dream. 

martin burger
martin burger

@John Smith

You may have some active brain chemicals going on.... totally normal and to not have brain glandular secretions going on is really the problem with the world today.

I have experimented with DMT and have now learned to access these brain chemicals organically from my pituitary and pineal glands. Most of what you can find about DMT online is from cosmic cowboys who are fearlessly venturing forth into transdimensional space. What these consciousness cowboys do not yet realize is that the pineal gland and its dmt secretions are part of a larger integrated system. My own research tells me that pineal gland DMT should only be driven from the pituitary glad as that is how we were engineered and designed. 

This is important work and I just wish Terrance McKenna had lived long enough to learn to access his own brain chemicals. You can be busted for smoking DMT but not for squirting it in your brain (at least not yet). When I say important work I mean that we live in an insane world because we do not know how to use the brain at the higher bandwidth levels and because there is no place to learn this important work. We each are responsible for operating a powerful biological entity with complex software and hardware and they forgot to leave the owners manual.   

I have put online simple instructions to access your own brain chemicals on a blog. See:  http://fukushima50.blogspot.ca/

It still amazes me that what supposedly distinguishes us from the beasts in consciousness and yet we live on a planet with 7.5 billion people and not a single school of consciousness exists. How messed up is that?

A normal alpha state of consciousness is about 2000 bytes/sec and when we brain chemical kick it up we can go past the dosage blink-out point and skip into the delta brain state and 4 billion bytes/sec bandwidth. 

I believe that civilizations come and go... they fail when they achieve a technological prowess without the corresponding gains in consciousness to be able to transcend the primal limits and we are near that fail point again.  

Problem solving becomes quite simple at the higher brain bandwidths and I have now learned to make gold from silica dioxide using LENR interferometry with a home grown microsmelt lab. To see a Kickstarter preview vid, go to: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/56975959/1553855031?token=23604946 Making gold is really quite simple but I would never had the mind to do this work without a functioning relationship with reality and nature and certainly not with out the pituitary and pineal glands.

Kurohoshi Namikaze
Kurohoshi Namikaze

@Erica Tilghman-Gust 

step into the realms of the unknown

nice post, dmt is not ayahuasca though...dmt is a reactive triggered in your brain by several ways, one of them, ayahuasca...


Jordan VanderWerf
Jordan VanderWerf

@Justin Otte  I would like to elaborate slightly, that DMT... is for everyone. Hence why it is the main endogenous cause of our dreams.. every night.

While I agree. To be externally taken in any way is something that requires much background knowledge and learning, prior to any external usage.

I have not yet tried it externally, personally.

C. Devlin
C. Devlin

@Julie May @John Smith  Hello!  I first learned of DMT in August of 2010, just graduating from high school in June and my 18th birthday in May.  Working full time as a construction laborer. Had just begun experimenting with marijuana at the end of my senior year.  But anyways i meet this guy through a mutual friend and we end up doing multiple lines of a "drug" called bliss. To this day im not sure exactly what it is but have heard that it is twice as potent as ecstasy.  He then introduces us to DMT.  I knew even before he could explain to the best of his ability that i HAD to give it a go.  So we rest back against a wall, a laptop in front of us with the song Divine Moments of Truth by Shpongle playing, nearly a 10 minute song designed for a DMT trip. So friend number 1 takes 3 hits, then friend 2, then my turn!  2 hits really has no effect, holding each hit for nearly 20 seconds, hit # 3 I immediately drop the glass pipe and see him catch it, then my head drops down to my chest, eyes practically forced shut and so begins the ASTONISHING visuals and intense vibration from toe to head.  I was completely aware, could hear and even feel my friend in front of me as he continuosly reminded me to breathe, putting his hand over my chest to keep me calm.  The trip lasted between 15-20 minutes, the first 5-7 minutes being extremely intense, I come out of the trip and ask to do it again, he says sure but u gotta take 3 hits again.  So in total my first and ONLY time with DMT i tripped nearly 40 minutes, replaying the same song 4 times over.  As for your brother...I used to have hallucinations when i was 2-3 years old until i was probably 10-12 years old, mainly caused by high fevers, from 102 to 105 degrees. DMT is pure truth that cannot be denied and can only be experienced, no stories do it justice.  I'm dying to try it again and if im not able to for whatever reason, i still KNOW that i know the TRUTH. Thats really what its all about!  Seeing is believing and seeing with your eye lids closed on a DMT trip, well words just dont describe it.  I believe everyone should be informed of it, and given the chance to experience it.  But I dont know how to end this so ill just leave it at that!  Good "day" and happy TRIPS =D  DIVINE MOMENTS OF TRUTH BABY!!!!!!

John Searcy
John Searcy

@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. 

Justin Otte
Justin Otte

@John Searcy  @Nicholas Hatcher right, i agree with you, which is why i say "it is thought to be" rather than establishing what i said as fact. its all in theory unless proven otherwise, of course! question everything, and answer questions with questions. there is never a final answer, only more clues to the fill in the bigger picture. peace be with you.