Science

…DMT increased growth of neurons by 40% in preclinical study at sub hallucinogenic dose

Significant growth was also observed at concentrations as low as 100 picomolar. These concentrations are well below measured levels in humans required to achieve psychedelic breakthrough.  This initial data set is from… in vitro experiments designed to provide information on the dose and duration of infusion needed to achieve maximal cortical neurite outgrowth as well as…

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…psychedelics boost brain growth factor levels?

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) regulates neuronal development and survival and triggers adaptive neuroplasticity… animal studies have reported that acute and chronic administration of various psychedelic compounds, including LSD, psilocybin, DMT, and other ayahuasca-derived alkaloids, can increase BDNF production and neurogenesis (the formation of new neurons). Importantly, threats to our well-being such as stress, ageing and…

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…DMT trials to take place…

DMT is a naturally occurring molecule which is found in hundreds of plants… secured approval to begin clinical trials with DMT. Research has suggested that people who’ve taken DMT, along with other psychedelics, can enjoy a long-lasting sense of connection with nature. A study that gave DMT to rats, meanwhile, found that it made them less anxious.…

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DMT alters cortical travelling waves

These results support a recent model proposing that psychedelics reduce the ‘precision-weighting of priors’, thus altering the balance of top-down versus bottom-up information passing. The robust hypothesis-confirming nature of these findings imply the discovery of an important mechanistic principle underpinning psychedelic-induced altered states. The present analyses were applied to the first EEG data on the…

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Spirituality

It’s official: DMT [may make] you believe in God

Less than 15 percent reported “judgmental or malicious” creatures. Almost 70 percent of people said they received some kind of message, task or insight from the entities they rubbed elbows with. Some were given predictions about the future or told the day they would die. Some were shown a way out of addiction.  An online…

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Spirituality

Thousands of DMT users report positive encounters with spirit entities, study finds

Scientists don’t really know why DMT users are far more likely to report encounters with mysterious entities than users of other… [psychedelics], but a new study recently published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology may shed some light on this phenomenon. Most subjects said the encounter was initiated by the entity, and most participants also said that they were…

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Biography/Memoir

…full of DMT

Found in the ayahuasca tea made by the native people of the Amazon, and also produced naturally in our bodies… nearly 400 years after Descartes theorized about the gland, scientists are still trying to understand its role in humans.  More than half of the subjects in Dr. Rick Strassman’s study reported interacting with intelligent beings…

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