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N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT or N,N-DMT) is a psychedelic compound of the tryptamine family. Its presence is known to be widespread throughout the plant kingdom, although various theories have been formulated, its biological function has yet to be determined.
DMT causes intense visuals and strong psychedelic mental effects when smoked, injected, snorted, or when taken orally with an MAOI such as Harmaline. When smoked, DMT is a powerful visionary psychedelic that produces short acting effects, when taken in combination with an MAOI or RIMA it becomes orally active. DMT is present in over 65 species of plants and has been used traditionally in South America in ayahuasca brews since at least the time of first European contact (around 1500), and archeological evidence suggests its use in snuffs such as yopo since 2080 BCE.
Depending on dose and method of administration, the effects of DMT can range from mild psychedelic states to powerfully immersive life changing experiences, the nature of which are often described as being the ultimate displacement from normal consciousness, where users are placed in a subjective state in which they encounter ineffable spiritual/alien realms and alternate realities...
First LSD experience
4x 150ug tabs taken on a beautiful day in April 2012
Scene: Cliff top of seaside town, backing on to a national park.
I first noticed I was tripping when I was staring at a caterpillar on the ground beneath my crossed legs. I lost interest in everything else around me (and the 3 friends I was with) very quickly, and just watched this caterpillar, which was rearing up and was swaying in a circular motion. The ground then looked as though it stretched out forever, and was more intricately detailed than I had ever noticed before... (Full article)