What is N,N-Dimethyltryptamine? (DMT, McKenna, Spirit Molecule)

DMT is an acronym for an chemical substance called N,N-Dimethyltryptamine. It makes you go to different dimensions within yourself and the universe, and it is a compound found in many parts of nature, including in your drugstore of a brain when your sleeping.

Many people report that when smoking DMT that they enter into a deeper reality than the one we are mostly familiar with with our five senses. Apparently when one smokes this powerful entheogen, it lasts for minutes (10-20) compared to if one drinks DMT in the form of ayahuasca, which lasts for many hours.

Terence McKenna’s Take on DMT

Terence McKenna famously gave the account of the experience of “breaking through” into this deeper reality or alternative dimension when smoking DMT.

McKenna also called DMT the most potent psychedelic there is, and the magical thing about it as I mentioned above is that unlike many other substances and psychedelics, after the DMT trip, one is almost instantly back to ones normal functioning or back to ones baseline.


Well probably because the actual chemical substance DMT is such a familiar and natural substance already existing and moving around in our bodies.

McKenna is also famous for mentioning some sort of intelligent entities in the DMT world, entities which he cleverly called self-transforming machine elves in hyperspace. These are supremely intelligent beings that one meets when smoking DMT. They communicate through visual language by instantly manifesting objects before each other.

They also seem to be quite playful according to McKenna and many other reports, as in they want to play with you by communicating through this visual field of language.

DMT: The Spirit Molecule

In 2010, Dr. Rick Strassman created a documentary called DMT: The spirit molecule, in it a various array of people from many walks of life gave their own impression, experience and take on this powerful substance.

DMT for all of them was incredibly profound and wasn’t a substance to be taken lightly. It could transform ones perspective and attitude towards life and existence.

The Dao’s Attitude towards DMT and Spirituality

DMT can indeed be used as a means of furthering ones understanding of nature and the phenomenal world. It can give you rare and powerful insights into the nature of reality, by boosting your sensitivity into the maximum. You become aware of more subtle dimensions in space and time, name and forms.

You can even meet and communicate with enlightened beings who have themselves ascended into the very heights of consciousness. Immaterial beings which may or may not aid you yourself in your own spiritual discovery.

immaterial beings

The thing about an enlightened being, is that they need not be human at all. They can take many different forms, though in essence they essentially point to the same formless substrate and womb of existence.

Namely the Supreme Being.

The nameless intelligence breathing sentience into all manifestation.

This Supreme Being is present with you at this very moment, it is looking through your eyes, though you may not be aware of it.

In fact you and it are not separate, there is no “two” in this profound seeing.

What one imagines to be ones separate self is merely a play and a dream. It isn’t fundamentally a reality, the only thing that is real is consciousness.

Neither atoms, nor quarks nor matter or spirit or gods or heaven or hell or what ever you want to conjure up, is real in itself, except in relation to consciousness.

What is consciousness?

Well that is something we can explore further more here at Nirvanic Insights!

Feel free to share your thoughts below! 🙂

Seeker is a name, I am not my name, I am the nameless because the Dao that can be named is not the eternal Dao.

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