First DMT Trip
Lawrence Bowen

Hello all,

My first posting here is also an account of my first DMT trip, now an hour old, and I will never be the same again. I am in a state of complete and utter astonishment. I can find no adequate words to describe what I experienced today, except that we are not what we think we are.

I have done loads of psychedelics, LSD, shrooms, Peyote in Mexico, but DMT makes these seem like children's toys. After reading everything I could find on DMT, including all Terence's books, and all the stuff on Lycaeum, etc... These descriptions seem to fall far short of what happened to me. I inhaled ONE toke of DMT(about 25mg), and was immediately catapulted into another dimension. I did not see any elves or anything, it seemed to me that I had shot straight into the depths of the DMT experience without having to be introduced to them.

Now, I am not a religious person at all, but I found myself (or what I had become rather) in what I can only describe as "The Temple of Life". I was in a sort of white dome, with jewelled walls, covered with liquid diamonds. I felt overcome by an enormous sense of maternal love. I think it was coming from my girlfriend.

Confusion set in and I started to question the validity of all this. I could not recall how I had gotten there, or what I really was. In fact, when I opened my eyes, reality was utterly transformed, beyond all my powers of description. "Biosphere" is the word that comes to mind. My girlfriend looked like a machine-goddess, her face glowing with iridescent patterns of symmetrical color. I kept looking out the window, as the scene out there was not as I knew it to be. In fact the landscape was so completely alien that I couldn't except it and kept saying, "This can't be real". It was NOT psychedelic, this was something VERY, VERY different.

The speed at which I came down was very surprising, I found myself walking up and down, shaking my head in utter disbelief. I now feel that I entered some hyper-real dimension, which also felt so incredibly "techo-spiritual". I am left with a feeling of, What the hell are we !!! Why are we here !!! What is this experience all about ??? Why is humanity in the state it is ???? Who or what is responsible for this ??? What is the meaning of the temple ??

I am infused with joy at having experienced this. I am still in awe, but I wish to understand it better. Can anyone share their experience with me, what does it all mean ?

This was posted to the Novelty mailing list on 1997-05-04.

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