My venture into an intricate realm of wonder

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I enjoy discovering and trying new things. Curiosity is one of my most notable character traits.

My motive for trying DMT (N,N-Dimethyltryptamine) was no different: I was curious. I’d read quite a few trip reports, and was astounded by how bizarre and vivid the descriptions were.

What is DMT?

N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (also known as DMT and “the Spirit Molecule”) is a naturally-occurring psychedelic substance. Though its effects are short-lived, they can be powerfully immersive and life-altering.

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Lessons learned from a nightmare trip

A man in darkened room with a cut on his chest.
A man in darkened room with a cut on his chest.
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This story begins at a point in my life when I’d been suffering with symptoms of depression, anxiety and bipolar II for approximately 10 years.

I’d managed to remain relatively high-functioning — at least high-functioning enough to hold down a job, and support myself financially.

However, even though I kept up a social façade, my ongoing internal struggle led me to feel particularly nihilistic. Although I had not attempted suicide, I was self-harming on a regular basis, and had been hospitalized multiple times.

One day about 4 years ago, I had an LSD trip that changed my life. …

Max Darnall

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