I've done it once. Also, 5-MeO-DMT. Don't do the 5MeO. Quoting: ramone3000
I would suggest following all warnings you might have read on this thread. It's not a game, toy, joke, or recreational drug.
A few years back while living in Berkeley, a buddy said he has some DMT and sure I'll get a little bit. Held onto it out of mind for a few months.
At the time, I had been having intense, vivid experiences in mediations and in dreams, almost as if the 'visions' and sensations were leading me to discover (re-discover?) a vital part of myself (of which psychedelics have been known to help to feel and heal.)
A good friend (who had done it before) and I went upstairs, he talked to be about some basics, (Keep your eyes closed.. dont freak out.. etc) and proceed to smoke a pipe of the crystal, one person at a time.
I had no expectation about how it would go; I consciously set an intention of respect and inquisition for my journey. When I held the inhale of smoke, I felt my body become less.. dense and started to move away from it. Then, as if i was shot from a cannon, was somewhere else. I knew I was not in my body, but my 'personality', my mind, my point of view, my.. spirit had been propelled into a empty black void. As soon as I recognized this, an overwhelming sense of joy and relief came over me. It was like coming home, seeing an old lover. Nostalgic warm bliss. This passed.. and then I became aware there was another 'entity' in the 'void' I was in.
It (they?) recieved me with warmth, and i sensed they were sort of flattered / giggled that I was clinging to this intention of respect and curiosity towards who or whatever I might experience.
They then asked me if I wanted to 'go all the way'.
I laughed and said no way! Thanks, but I think i am content here, and would like to explore where I was. Thinking about this now, I really don't know where wither 'place' was, I have some lofty guesses about to where I declined my invite, but, humbly, no idea.
They then said (this was all done non-verbally..) if I was to ever return here, there were to be conditions.
1. that my body was to be in very good shape- good by the ideals of yoga/taoism, open channels, strong, flexible, much time into a dedicated and thorough spiritual discipline. and,
2. that the 'place' i did it was very important. "They" "said" it must have good symmetry, clean, a certain tranquility to it. I 'said' what about the Taj Mahal? (I dont know why, never been there, but its a mental image of idealistic symmetry and feng shui. They said yes something like the taj.. or a mountain.. not too strict, just guidlines
This all has happened in a couple of seconds.
Then.. 'they' became visible!
At this point I felt 'it/they' to be a 'she'
She was a golden orb.
The black void I was in has a depth to it, like i could look 'down the way' and oddly around things, if there were things to look around. I could freely move my point of perception.
The Golden Orb came closer and closer to me. I started feeling excited. Sexy. Tingley. Erotic.
The Orb and I had a cosmic, tantric, orgasmic, erotic, telepathic love making session. The whole time I was feeling the most powerful, lucid and 'intellegent' orgasm I had know. (just the sensations..)
We went at it for most of the time I was there. At one point I looked behind her and saw that rather than a perfectly spherical shape, she had a depth, in fact it look like a snake or some phallic imagery. Like you were looking at just a snake's head straight-on, unable to see the several feet of body 'behind' it at that angle.
I came back to my body and was .. well, elated, astonished, some how I felt enriched, cleansed, renewed and rejuvinated for life. Dying has been known to do that..
I would NOT NOT NOT recommend 'trying it out' if you have doubts about your intention, or need for it. I have not heard many (any!) stories similar to mine, most I have heard are benign tales of an (to quote McKenna) 'illumination flare' one has shot off in their internal landscape. I have no direct experience with some having a 'bad' time, but then again, I tend to befriend the psyche-nauts, we have a built in way of navigating these strange waters :)
As it turns out, reality is not only stranger than we imagine, reality is stranger than we can imagine.
Thank you so much for sharing! I've heard a few parallel type accounts but most of the experiences (at that level) seem to be very personal. Less common denominators than you find in other entheogens. Another intriguing aspect. What I've noticed is that the lower levels, before breakthrough share many characteristics but once a person gets farther out it becomes much more individual....