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What is DMT?

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THIS SHORT description, courtesy of http://www.wisegeek.com, is a very brief and simple account! The subject deserves a great deal more. Probably words alone could never do the DMT experience any kind of justice. Look at http://www.erowid.org  I can especially recommend DMT: The Spirit Molecule by Dr. Rick Strassman. For an immediate sample of some amazing first-hand accounts, see sidebar, under Pages: DMT: Six Accounts.

Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is a powerful psychedelic drug, a type of tryptamine alkaloid. It is a naturally occurring substance, found in various plants and animals, and in small quantities in the human brain, where its function is unknown. DMT is famous for its power. Though the psychedelic trip it creates only lasts 5 to 30 minutes when smoked, the effect is profound and remarkable, with the feeling that the user is transported to a completely different place, immersed in kaleidoscopic sounds and images. In its pure form, DMT is a white to yellow crystalline solid.

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