DMT & Me
I was first introduced to DMT on the Joe Rogan experience podcast after hearing Joe talk about this wonderful chemical for years I decided I had to dive in and try it. My first experience was around November time last year and since then my life hasn't been the same.
“It may be that DMT makes us able to perceive what the physicist call "dark matter" - the 95 per cent of the universe's mass that is known to exist but that at present remains invisible to our senses and instruments.”
― Graham Hancock
On that fateful night in November 2014, I sat down with 3 of my closest friends excited, nervous, scared and eager to experience the chemical that had apparently changed so many people’s lives for the better. Sitting there wondering who would try this magical experience first seemed to take an age, finally one of the group stepped up to the plate and smoked the pipe. After 30 seconds or so he was gone from the world as we know it, and lay back in a reclining gaming chair (because bean bags and pillows are too hippy). Minutes seemed to take an age to pass watching him as nobody else knew what to expect. After what seemed like an hour, he came round with tales of entities telling him things and a warm glow about him as if he had somehow been enlightened by the whole experience. I had to go next.
Sitting in the chair my heart was racing. What if I had a bad journey? What if I found out things about myself I didn't like? What if I never came back? After you take your first few hits of DMT you feel a warmth around you as you lie back into the chair and close your eyes indescribable patterns fill your entire field of vision, the world as you know it has gone and you're presented with a world so baffling and confusing that attempting to type out what I saw hurts my brain. Have you ever played Mario kart? Whilst playing have you drove down the rainbow road, that's the best way I can describe it but at the same time it’s nothing like that. Once I flew down this impossible tunnel I arrived at a place where the presence of something/someone else was made very clear to me, there were other entities sharing that place with me, wherever that place may be.
The beings that were sharing my space (or I was sharing there's) seemed to enjoy my presence, dancing in joy almost that I was there and they had someone to show off in front of. The look of these beings reminded me hugely of artwork I had seen in the past; which after some research turned out to be the work of Keith Haring. This photo is the one that strikes the most resemblance to the dancing creatures in my visions. Whilst in their world I felt a huge sense of love and understanding, they seemed to want me to interact with them, and follow them through this nonsensical universe that made no sense to my human brain as I attempted to go deeper into the rabbit hole and find out what these beings were trying to show me I was dragged back into the real world in what seemed to be a complete reverse of the way I got to their world in the first place. The next thing I knew I was back on the gaming chair in the garden with a group of eager mates waiting to hear every detail of what I saw. Whilst in the trip I couldn't comprehend what was happening fully and struggled to make sense of it all, I sure as hell couldn't fully describe what I saw to the boys seconds later, I tried my best with the Mario kart references and the vague attempt at describing Keith Harings work. A few minutes after it all finished I had an overwhelming feeling of joy that seemed to last for months afterwards, and a new found passion for working towards things that I wanted.
Honestly without doing DMT that first time I don't know if this website or podcast would be up and running (at least my involvement Josh could have found another co host). I would still have been on a half arsed attempt to get into shape and I defiantly wouldn't be as happy. I wouldn't say DMT is for everyone and I certainly wouldn't pressure people into trying it, but if you feel like it’s something to give a go on your journey towards being a better version of yourself its worth taking the plunge.
Written by Tom Batchelor (@Tombatch58)