On the other hand, the relatively rare psychedelic substance DMT and its even more obscure relative 5-MEO-DMT were shown to produce quite widespread experiences, probably indicating the reliably powerful effect of these two substances.
Largely supporting Strassman's (2001) observations, DMT was widespread in inducing entity contact experiences and OBEs, although primarily to other dimensions, and like 5-MEO-DMT, DMT commonly gave the experience of dissolving into a universal energy.
Nevertheless, DMT, its close relative 5-MEO-DMT, and ayahuasca, the decoction in which DMT is found, all shared the same characteristic transpersonal features, although relatively more ayahuasca users reported contact with the plant/substance spirit than they did with the specific chemical compounds, as might be expected because the notion of sentience is more easily related to living organisms, though not exclusively (e.
the first time I took 5-MeO-DMt, I was with Terence McKenna in his home in Occidental with two other friends in 1985.
My 5-MeO-DMt journey experience with letting go and entering cosmic
Enlightenment may come from years of dedicated training, a moment of grace, or an infusion of the neurotransmitter 5-MeO-DMT
, found in all mammals, many plants, and the poison glands of a toad.