N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is a powerful, fast-acting, and short-lasting psychedelic compound.
The use of it has also been rising in popularity in recent years.
Many people consider the drug to be one of the most potent if not the most potent psychedelic. (Some argue 5-MeO-DMT, found in certain toads, is even more powerful, however.)
How People Use It
When people use DMT, they will typically vaporize or smoke the substance.
The exception is in clinical trials involving the drug, where it is administered via intravenous (IV) injection
Its Unique Effects
As previously mentioned, DMT is known to produce some quite distinct effects. These include the perception of strange entities or beings, or “DMT elves“. Strassman noted that this was a common occurrence in his research. Common types of DMT entities include the below.
Insects (e.g. praying mantises)
Deities that belong to different religions (e.g. Hindu, Egyptian, Maya)
During positive experiences, users find that these entities are joyful, loving, and caring.
They tend to be keen to greet you and show you bizarre objects, as well as the dimension they inhabit.
If the DMT experience is more negative and challenging, on the other hand, the entities may appear to be sinister, threatening, and unwelcoming.
It is common for users to perceive the entities as being aware, intelligent, and communicative.
Another interesting aspect of the experience is visiting strange worlds.
These environments may feel alien, familiar, or both. DMT realms may resemble any of the following.
Domed building, like a mosque
Another unique quality of this psychedelic worth highlighting is that the memories of the experience can quickly fade.
As you start to return to come out of the experience, the details of what happened can slip away, much like when you wake from a dream.