I saw this city in the deep deep distance, it was dark green
and there were many lights flickering and clouds flowing over it.
And all this started after a tremendous geometric patterns
that are incredibly rapid that
You cannot it describe it to anybody, they are so fast
After this slown down I saw this city in the deep distance.
So I was sort of watching that and then that ball of light got right pass me, right in front of me, like
"What was that?" It didn't scare me except it was so close.
After that I started looking around and it's like you're in this place
and you're going "Why am I in this place?"
and then I noticed there is this woman off to my right with a real long nose, green skin
she was turning this dial and I realized she was turning the volume of lights up and down
on the city in the distance.
And as soon as I looked at her she noticed I was watching her and she said
"What else do you want?" I said, "What else do you have?"
"The Spirit Molecule"
This is the story of "DMT" or dimethyltryptamine.
A simple compound found throghout nature which has
profound effects on human consciousness.
One of the things besides what it does, one of things about DMT that
that always fascinated me was the fact that it is such a simple molecule.
DMT stands for Dimethyltryptamine. N-N-dimethyltryptamine.
If actually you look at the ring structure of DMT itself
will only have really four positions you can attach things to.
So, you can make diethyl, dipropyl, there are some other types of carbon change you can attach to that end
that do give you compounds that have activity, but very different from DMT.
Biosynthetically it's two steps from tryptophan. Right.
Two trivial enzymatic steps from tryptophan.
Well, tryptophan is an amino acid and it's everywhere.
So all organisms have tryptophan and all organisms have the two key enzymes that lead to synthesis of DM
and these enzymes are very ancient enzymes, the're all over the place, they are a gem part of basic metabolism.
So, theoretically, anything could synthesize DMT.
DMT is astonishingly widely available in plants and animals all around the world
but so far nobody knows why it's there! Or what its function is.
That is a 64 billion dollars question.
Why is DMT in our bodies? Why is it in plants, all sorts of mammals?
What is the role it plays in humans?
The conventional wisdom 30, 40 years ago was that
these things had no real function and they were just sort of
a physiological noise. That's a very naive understanding and
what we now understand is that these secondary compounds are,
in a sense, the language of plants.
These are 'messenger' molecules.
This is what plants use to mediate their relationships with other organisms in the environment.
Why is it that human beings' actual nervous systems
are wired to receive this experience?
Must be, that a, you know, there's important information to be learned.
So I don't think it's universally present in nature by accident.
It has a real function, we have co-evolved with these plants.
There is a purpose in it and a meaning to it.
So it really fits in with the notion, that DMT may be the common
Resonant language among all living beings on this planet
and maybe others as well.
I can't think of a more powerful tool
to explore the whole question of: What is consciousness?
These substances are tools that can be used
to expand awareness in all areas of life and
apply that expanded awareness for the betterment
of people's lifes, communities and families and all society.
The good news is that there is a growing number of westerners and