Entheogenic Insights I: Psychology of DMT experience

by Ovidiu Brazdau

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
II. The vibrational experience: cosmology, layers, harmonics
III. DMT hyper-synchrony
IV. The DMT experience
V. Afterword

 

I. Introduction


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This is a summary of my research on the psychological functioning of the DMT molecule and the vibrational-informational experiences. It took me 4 years after my first encounters with ayahuasca and changa to make sense of what is happening in me during DMT experiences. As the research was advancing, I realized I have to expand the framework, and include additional research areas, such as physics, and cosmology. But, I quickly noticed that my experiential knowledge and the mainstream cosmology were not on the same page. I needed a vibrational-resonatory cosmology, which would explain the layers of reality without using “time” parameter. For subjective experience, time is always now… so, the space-time paradigm was not helping me. Therefore, I began to study “fringe” theories, and scientists who are challenging the current paradigm by proposing new interpretations, in-tune with my experiential observations.

By the end of my research, I had to create a new framework, necessary to understand and describe how reality-layers work, by picking up bits and pieces from various theories and researches.

Eventually, these bits seemed to fit perfectly in a coherent view, that is flexible enough to explain perceptions and information processing during DMT experiences.

As my research was progressing, I realized that the exogenous DMT study has transformed into a broader research on vibrational-informational layers of reality and how they manifest in human beings in a super-excited way, during DMT experience. The DMT-experience research transformed into a research on vibrations, resonance and synchrony, systems, layers of reality, flows etc.

Perhaps my approach could be better described as a psychology of the vibrational-informational-resonatory experiences, DMT or DMT-like. But, for the sake of simplicity, I will use DMT and DMT-like, more frequent than vibrational-informational-resonatory experiences. 

And… I link-words-like-this because it’s an effective method to provide descriptive visuals.

 

II. The vibrational experience: cosmology, layers, harmonics


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Painting by Emily Kell

1. 

The Psychology of the DMT experience is an experiential harmonics theory, based on a vibrational view of subjective experience.

Walter Russell, in “The Divine Iliad” and “The Secret of Light”:

“I have but one law for all My opposed pairs of creating things; and that law needs but one word to spell it out, so hear Me when I say that the one word of My one law is Balance.

And if man needs two words to aid him in his knowing of the working of that law, those two words are Balanced Interchange.

If man still needs more words to aid his knowing of My one law, give to him another one, and let those three words be Rhythmic Balanced Interchange

[…] “By disobeying the law, [man] is but hurting himself while on his journey, but he must make the journey and must balance every unbalanced action while on the way”. 

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Experientially, we are linked with a version of reality where quantum physics is not accurate enough. Quantum physics is a special case of a much wider physics. We need an information theory, coupled with Walter Russell’s insights about universal wave harmonics.

People such as Vlatko Vedral and Antony Valentini are right, in my opinion, when they conclude that quantum theory is not complex enough. Information is the key; but we need a “powerful” information theory that surpasses quantum mechanics. Also, John Archibald Wheeler, in “It from Bit”: “I think of my Lifetime in physics as divided into three periods. In the first period, extending from the beginning of my career until the early 1950’s, I was in the grip of the idea that Everything Is Particles. I call my second period Everything Is Fields…. Now I am in the grip of a new vision, that Everything Is Information”.

The cosmological model that showed up in my inner explorations is somehow similar to The Bounce Universe theory. Some links: Did the Universe Boot Up with a “Big Bounce?”, “What If the Big Bang Wasn’t the Beginning? New Study Proposes Alternative”.

In Walter Russell’s writings, I found that if I replace his concept of “thought/idea/mind” with “information-related” concepts, his explanations seem to make sense to me: “The only “work” performed in this universe is the “work” of recording thought forms of Mind-imaginings into positively charging bodies, which are expressing the vitalizing half of the Life-death cycle of creating bodies–and into negatively discharging bodies, which are expressing the devitalizing other half of that cycle […] All bodies manifest eternal Idea by eternally repeating their manifestations of Idea in continuous cycles which have no beginnings or endings. To exemplify: cold generates–generation contracts–contraction heats–heat radiates–radiation expands and expansion cools.”

I have no idea why Russell’s insights are not being offered more credit by physicists and cosmologists. During my researches, I have seen that he is rather included in the “electric universe” framework, although his insights are more complex than just the “electric approach”. And the actual “electric universe” movement seems to have nothing to do with his nondual-experiential insights about the dynamics of the energy-matter-information. Indeed, his style reflects the culture and the language of his time, but beyond words, I consider his views to be amazing proposals for a nondual approach to physics.

As a personal opinion, I think that Russell had an endogenous DMT burst, in may 1921, when he described the experience of a vibrational “awakening”, and as a result, he switched to nondual perception and thinking.

3.

The basic blocks of reality, necessary and sufficient to describe subjective vibrational-hypersync-experience (DMT or DMT-like) are: space, information, energy, matter & organic-cell systems. Energy and information are fundamental forms of bookkeeping.

I have included these basic blocks of reality as layers of experience, in my model of the conscious experience. Time dynamics is not relevant for perceptual experiences, as time is always now. The cognition content can be about past or future, but the process itself happens in the present moment. Witnessing awareness, attentional mechanisms and self-reflection are structures that are generated by the information processing.

In their discussion in “The Deep Physics Behind the Second Law: Information and Energy as Independent Forms of Bookkeeping, Todd Duncan and Jack Semura are (experientially) correct, in my opinion:

“We pursue the notion that the second law is ultimately a restriction operating directly on the dynamics of information, so the existence of this law can be traced to the need for a system of “information bookkeeping” that is independent of the bookkeeping for energy. Energy and information are related but independent, so the dynamical restrictions for one cannot be derived from those for the other…. When energy and information are exchanged between two systems, the dynamics of energy exchange does not uniquely determine the information exchanged.”

I was unable to explain the DMT experiences until I found their research, they explain the connection between information dynamics and energy dynamics, and what is the link between heat flow and information loss.

4.

The wave structure of the Universe consists of a universal wave, which develops harmonically related waves, on various wavelengths and octaves, and each of these does the same.

The above principle is inspired by Ray Tomes’s research about harmonics and the cycles in the universe.

This is how the wave structure is described by Walter Russell, in “The Universal One”:

“The wave is nature’s method of transferring the dimensionless concept of form in inertia to dimensional form in mass in motion by an impact of the energy of the concept against the inertial plane. All waves are the expression of force, a record of the universal constant or its multiples in accumulated energy. The dimensions of any wave are the dimensions of the multiples, in universal ratios, of the energy constant represented by that wave.

Waves are not undulations such as those produced by the shaking of a rope up and down. They are actions and reactions beginning at and growing from harmonic points of impact upon the inertial plane of the wave. Nor are waves continuations of motion beginning at one source and transferred in sequence. Waves are simultaneously generated from inertia at intervals which are sequential, and in dimensions which are opposed and sequential. Sequential intervals of the expression of force in motion are simultaneously recorded on the inertial planes of equilibrium of each consecutive octave of motion.

Within each consecutive octave every expression of motion is sequentially produced and reproduced in every atom of every element until it is finally recorded in the inertial planes. All of the energy of the universal constant is existent in inertia and all of its variations in accumulation are stored in the sequential inertial planes of equilibrium which have their chemical representation in the inert gases, from which they borrow their appearance of existence of mass in motion.”

Maybe you could get a better picture of Russell’s insights, by watching Hannah van Houcke’s videos. She transformed Russell’s 2D drawings into 3D animated videos, and she also created new animations of various processes described by Russell.

See this video for an overview of Russell’s work: “A Glimpse into the 3D Hidden World of Simulated Light”.

One more thing here:
While I was studying the cosmological theories, and I was wondering how the universe works… I had this insight unfolding into my awareness: what we refer to as “dark energy” is a property of space itself. Informational-space has all the potentialities available (information configurations), but the dynamics of matter and energy layers influences the space by reducing the number of available combinations to some preferred flows. So, the forces that are missing from current physics, labeled as dark energy, as seen from the information-space “grid”, may be just potentials for informational configuration, resulting in effects on matter and energy layers. Energy and matter waves flow inside this grid of potentialities, or cube, in Russell’s view, as some sort of harmonies, and there is no need for “dark energy”.

The universe stays in place (also) because of its inertial movements (the echoes of this inertia in the information layer is what I refer to as “topological-information”). This explanation of dark energy mechanisms is highly speculative, of course, but I thought it is worth sharing.

If I use the cube from Russell’s view, I would add that what I have seen in my explorations is that the cubic-potentials-field is not quite a cube, with 90 degrees corners. It is bent, and swirled, in fractal ways. Perhaps in empty space the cube is perfectly cubic, and where there is matter-energy, it is bent, or it is denser, or something like this.

As an interesting fact, this grid is also present in psychedelic art, below an example from Alex Grey:

https://www.alexgrey.com/art/paintings/soul/theologue/

Another comment on Russell’s insights: I think that inert gases, from Russell’s cosmology, may indeed be considered as some sort of recorders, or keepers, as seen from a resonatory perspective. It would be natural for each octave to have a keeper, to maintain the resonance dynamics of the elements in that octave. But, I don’t see them to be akashic records, as some interpretations of Russell’s work suggest.

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Each point in space is an intersection of energy field potentials, wave movements and matter interactions. Each point in space is crossed by waves, with various wavelengths, the larger one being the wavelength of the entire universe (or bubble), that is now in its radiation phase. So, in each point of space there is a “topological information” available, about the global and the local dynamics of energy-matter.

“Topological information” is a concept I use to describe the qualities of the universal wave to be a coherent process as a whole, each point in space embedding information about the sub-supra-waves dynamics and interactions, direction-curvature of movement, intensity, speed, rhythms etc. Topological information don’t need to travel. All is already one, one information pack, everything just flows and pulsates inside a global standing wave. Since our local universe started, it moves continuously, and the position, dynamics and the qualities of an atom is a result of this inertial-ever-changing movement.

In the topological information layer, there is no need to maintain information about past movements. The universal wave only keeps information about the present moment vibration-style. The way the atom moves though space, as part of stars, planets of human is dependent on the previous position/dynamics, and according to the system-wavelength dynamics. The “standing wave” theory seems on the right track, experientially, but I feel like better description would be a “vibrational-standing wave”.

Birth of massive black holes in the early universe. (Source – Georgia Institute of Technology)

Janna Levin: “If unification of gravity with the other forces ever succeeds, topology will inevitably be integrated as a predictive feature of any cosmology. In the meantime, we know that space is curved and evolving and most also possess some topology. Still, as many fear, the topology scale may naturally be far beyond the observable universe. If this is the case, we can turn to physics on the smallest scales to learn something about what we will never see on the largest scales. If an ultimate theory of gravity beyond Einstein’s is able to predict the geometry and topology of small extra dimensions, there is every reason to hope we will learn, if only indirectly, the geometry and topology of the large dimensions.”

One of the many way the universe happens, is through this topologically-transmitted information about potentials, and so, in each point in space, energy-matter has a range of possible options for moving and vibrating. Various processes happening in the universe on other wavelengths can influence the tendencies to vibrate/flow/move in the present moment.

The topological information is important for understanding the DMT experience, as many of the DMT visuals are glimpses into some topological information “highways”, encoded as 3D visual landscapes and multidimensional-simultaneous perceptions.

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These layers/block or reality (space, information, energy, matter & organic-cell systems) are partially accessible through perception during DMT high-sync perceptual-visual experiences.

The following video is from the movie “Renegade/Blueberry”, by Jan Kounen.

 

Here you can find a discussion with Rodolphe Chabrier, the visual effects supervisor of the movie, who decided to take ayahuasca himself, so that he could understand what is all about. “The experience had a profound effect on me, although not to the extent of what it had done to Jan, admits Chabrier. However, after my first trance, I was convinced that there was no way this experience could be shown on film. To me, even if you filmed it in IMAX and projected it at Showscan speed (60 fps), it still would only represent 1/1000th of the real thing! I couldn’t see how we could possibly do it.”

When I talk about “access” I don’t mean remote viewing or other “para-normal” things, or how to use these connection to the global wave-field to get “accurate” information about other places outside our body senses. I only refer to the inner experience, inside our body (or energy body), and empathy with other beings, and information we get from environment using the regular sensing-perceiving instruments, as they are tuned by Life in the last million years.

So, in each point of space there are waves, and there is information available through perception, but this doesn’t mean that humans can decode it accurately. For the moment, science and rational thinking is all we have, as “certified” meaning-making tools.

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On each order of magnitude there are systems which vibrate together at the same wavelength, and at the same time, each point in space is influenced in various degrees by all other movements on larger/lower orders of magnitude, with different wavelengths.

The influences in-between layers of reality have various degrees of intensity, there are some local events which are locally transforming, without any significant influence to a larger system.

Although a global process may look like it has zero influence on a local dynamics (e.g. water flowing process & H20 atomic elements dynamics), all the local processes are changing their position in space. Everything flows, and on large scale, events seem to be frozen due to their larger wavelength.

Here is a nice visual about scales and various wavelengths.

Below is an analysis of the various frequency bands existing in the brain and the body, by Anirban Bandyopadhyay (excerpt from a personal communication):

Image by Anirban Bandyopadhyay

“We are proposing here an integrated model of the whole brain and the body from 1015 Hz to 10-15Hz, here 12 ranges of frequency bands and associated components are outlined along with major carrier type (ions for proteins and neurotransmitters for neuron firing etc.) and interactions (electrical, mechanical or electromechanical). In our model, entire human brain-body system is made of 1030 primary frequencies.

In the wheel, one could see 8 rings, the 8th level is at the center, colored white, is just one frequency, make a journey ring by ring, at the last ring numbered 8th, there are 864 lines, represented as 108 groups, each with 8 lines, each line representing one frequency. Then each groups of eight is represented with one central frequency in the second layer, thus, second layer is made of 108 frequencies. Now, three frequencies of second layer is controlled by a common central frequency and those are accounted in the third layer, so it is the first triplet layer with 36 frequencies.

Then three frequencies of this layer again form a triplet in the fourth layer, wherein we have 12 frequencies. Now, 12 frequencies could make triplet with 4 frequencies (4X3=12) or quartet with 3 frequencies (3X4=12), these are represented in the fifth and the sixth layer, hence its a duality. Now, for 4 frequencies we can have another layer of 2X2, which is the seventh layer and the 8th layer has one frequency. Thus, 864 + 108 + 36 + 12 + 4 + 3 + 2 +1 =1030 frequencies form a nested network defining entire brain-body architecture.”

The order of magnitude is important for understanding the DMT experience because the perspective and the attention schema can be expanded or minimized, or can become multidimensional, allowing a connection with the events happening on that specific wavelength. During the DMT experience, the flexibility is increasing and, as attention, cognition and perceptions are all in sync, it allows connections and transfer of some information from that wavelength world.

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Life is a harmonic intelligence system embedded in energy waves and matter, existing in-between a fixed interval in the spectrum of wavelengths. This mechanical-but-creative-intelligence-developing-self-awareness can be partially observed through some DMT experiences.

Life is a part of the electromagnetic spectrum, a part of the great resonance chain of reality:

Source: Alma Observatory, www.almaobservatory.org

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Biological-Life is the only known process that records the information about its past dynamics in a self-reflecting and local way, through various recording systems including DNA and books. Some Life systems (e.g. humans, some animals) can choose to act or not according to the embedded inertial tendencies.

But, in my view, to explain the dynamics of Life there is no need for a “planetary morphogenetic field”. Life dynamics itself, through all its local processes interconnected as systems of systems is the “morphogenetic field”. The dynamics of Life process is integrated in the universal-wave-harmonics, as various types of resonatory fields. Life-less reality doesn’t need to keep track of “previous” positions in “time”, it just resonates continuously, and it moves based on inertial movements, updated in each moment with a resonance-provided information.

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Attention is an informational reflection of the self-feedback mechanisms embedded in matter/waves dynamics. Attention to attention itself in an evolutionary skill, a system based on stable synchrony of the feedback mechanism itself, generating the wide-awake experience of witnessing awareness.

The conscious self-reflecting system that is evolving inside Life has limited access to the dynamics of the various harmonics, either mineral or organic. Through DMT experiences, humans (or other Life systems of Earth) can temporarily access information from other layers (their structure, and dynamics), through synchronizing to that specific wavelength / scale, using perceptual or cognitive “frames-of-reference”.

Usually, for humans, the DMT experience is very intense and the automatic patterns of the body-mind interfere with the ability to consciously manipulate the sync style. We are not in sync, as a species, so an important part of the DMT-syncing energy is used to keep our systems in a reasonable harmony, and less sync energy is allocated for the connection with the worlds of different wavelengths we are accessing (unless the dose is very high).

In the DMT experiences, there is so much informational novelty, that the conscious processing mechanisms are overloaded and the conscious experience tends to go with the flow (by abandoning to the experience). But I have met people who can partially interact with the ayahuasca experience intensity in an interactive way, even at high doses. Experience matters.

Perhaps in time, as the evolution of the human species advances, we will be more in-balance in our everyday lives, and during DMT experience we will be able to process a deeper transfer and to sync with various wavelengths, without being overloaded by information. I am confident that, in the future, humans may navigate the DMT experience with fully conscious awareness and instant understanding of what is happening. Or at least partially, that would also be a good step, as compared to the actual situation when we understand almost nothing from the visuals except their beauty and their multidimensionality, and some of us spend months or years decompressing information and opening to new styles of being.  

 

III. DMT hyper-synchrony


 

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DMT increases the inner synchrony, enhancing perception and expanding the qualities of our sensitivity, resulting in perceptual subjective experiences of knowing-through-living-by-perceiving-thinking. It puts all our inner systems in a state of higher connectivity with reality within ourselves, depending on the person’s fluidity and awakeness skills. In terms of inner connectivity, it can be considered as a temporary experience of intense synesthesia. 

My inner experiences showed me that there is no such things as hyperspace, it is not a different space we are accessing. It is the same space as ever, around us, as studied by physics and cosmology. It is us who are different during DMT experience, as we are in a state of hypersynchrony. So, instead of considering the DMT journeys as voyages into an imaginary hyperspace, let’s think in terms like… actual space, on various wavelengths, hypersync processes, and various types of lenses used for perceptions, and see if we can notice what we connect to, and what is the translation of that layer in our perceptions and visual thinking.

Here is an example of rational analysis: what are the eyes some people see during DMT-induced visual-thinking visions? What if the eyes are in fact symbols for the natural feedback mechanism embedded in the wave, manifested at the boundary of our energy body?

If we consider Russell’s wave mechanics, let’s say the cubic wave field is the size of a human body. Then, according to the 3D representation realized by Hannah Van Houcke (left image), after kundalini goes up and reaches the top margin (Sahasrara chakra), it flips like this.

So, the limit of the cubic wave field human-size is the limit where the mirroring-self-feedback happens, therefore the eyes are a good symbol for the felt experience. The eyes are at the limit of the wave field, so… when the wave gets its feedback-through-potentials-preferencing, it flips, and the visual thinking encodes/translates this feedback as eyes. The image in top-right is from here.

This energy-wave shape may also be encoded in the subjective experience as a “dome” (that some people encounter during their DMT journeys). When the sync wave activates, a global wave is pulsing once, through the entire body, as kundalini rising to the top of the head (eyes, dome), and then, the ego disappears (using Russell’s terminology, after charging – going up, it discharges at the rim of the field, generating various subjective experiences of completion, like dying… after breaking through something).

Another example of rational analysis: Sahasrara chakra seems has the lotus flower is the symbol, but the pattern is in fact quite similar to the physical wave-interference patterns.

I don’t consider the chakra model to be useful for describing the DMT experience, except that it provides a reflective systems-thinking toward the body and its parts, organs and their functions. Biological cellular energy between-the-cells is not the perfect-shape-atomic-sacred-geometry-style. We have self-organizing nature and rivers and trees inside the body, not some energy-buildings along the spine-area, each one with a watchful one-eye in their center coordinating everything around. This is just an authoritarian mindset of meaning-making, specific to the traditional layer of thinking. But, if a person experiencing with ayahuasca has the chakra mindset, the hypersync will connect retina, perception and thinking, and they may get a nice vision perceptual vision of a multidimensional chakra.

For more information about synesthesia, please visit Maureen Seaberg’s blog.

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DMT tends to activate more the visual spatio-temporal thinking, manifested as “visions-daydreams” as compared to the audio-sequential thinking, mediated by words. The speed of the visual thinking is higher through images, and the rich causal content makes the perceived-speed even faster, because “Causal events enter awareness faster than non-causal events”.

The perceived high-speed of DMT experience is due to this three factors: visual thinking happening faster, the preference toward causal thinking increasing the speed event further, and the fact they causal events enter conscious awareness experience faster.

About visual thinking: “My Experiences with Visual Thinking Sensory Problems and Communication Difficulties”, by Temple Grandin.

About causal thinking: “John Rowan – The Centaur, Subtle, Causal and Non-Dual”, an Interview by Iain McNay on Conscious TV.

The amazing intensity of the DMT experience comes from these elements: a denser content due to the increased receptiveness, an increased synesthesia providing more connections between elements, in a multidimensional way, a higher speed of processing due to the visual-causal thinking, and a faster entrance of causal content into awareness.

And also, the heightened perceptual-witnessing awareness may be due to the increased “fluidity” in the microtubules wifi field, as I proposed in this paper “DMT, microtubules, kundalini and witnessing awareness – research hypotheses.” 

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During DMT experiences, there is an instant reconsolidation and updating of memory and patterns, due to the intense connection between body perception, visual-thinking, and ego fluidity. 

The intensity of the experience is so strong, that the “let go” of the fixed ego-structure is necessary, and when this happens, it provides the “break-through” subjective experience. After the person enters a state of flux, due to the hypersync, new connections are formed. The reconsolidation occurs not only in the cognitive-informational layer, but also in the body perceptions, and energy patterns.

About reconsolidation: “Memory Reconsolidation or Updating Consolidation”, by Carlos J. Rodriguez-Ortiz and Federico Bermúdez-Rattoni.

For westerners, Ayahuasca seems to have a preference for reconsolidation of autobiographical memory, focused on causal events. During intense energy intervals, because the causal events enter awareness faster, the experience has more information about causal connections. As the perceptual-visual flux is very dense, and being primed on causal connections, a % of attention gets triggered by the causal content, and then gets in a loop and stays connected to causal information. So, the horizontal-information about qualities and facets of elements don’t have time to unfold, as the flux brings new information, on and on.

The reconsolidation of autobiographical memory may also be verbal, not just visual (or mixed). An inner dialogue may appear, like talking to someone or to ourselves, or with some entities, or with Life Intelligence itself, or with aliens, it all depends on our psyche. But, the important quality of this dialogue is that it is felt as a very truth-full discussion. As, in fact, it is.

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The fractal-style shapes (shipibo-like, rectangular etc.) that are seen in the DMT experience are a combined experience, coming from the retina-excitation and the various layers or reality that become perceptually accessible.

For a complete explanations, please read James Kent’s book: “Psychedelic Information Theory. Shamanism in the Age of Reason

Below is an artistic representation, by “TAS Visuals“.

 

As a personal experience, once while I was in a dense-sync experience with changa, I opened my eyes, and for a few moments, I saw in the air something similar to Indra’s net, a HD waves interference patterns, resembling the energy net presented in the “Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds – Part 1 – Akasha” documentary. It was due to the retina perception, mixed with the outer environment. I tried to observe how this layering creates the experience of “seeing the net in the air in front of my eyes”. After the high sync passed, the effect diminished.

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The types of information that can be accessed during DMT experiences are the layers of reality itself, including topological-information on all scales, fractally expanding on all orders of magnitude.

James Kent has a nice description of the information layers that can be accessed during psychedelic experiences.

He comments: “When a shaman enters the trance state and searches for new information, there are specific levels of knowledge which are more helpful than others. For instance, when entering group mind with the tribe, the shaman will want to access a pre-technology Δ6 information matrix where primal animal consciousness, non-verbal communication, and pack bonding instincts are strongest. If the shaman wants to commune with plant intelligence he will enter into a Δ5 matrix of cellular metabolism and genetic expression; this is also where the shaman will diagnose disease and attempt healing by visualizing and diverting the flow of metabolic energy through the patient’s cells with bodywork and sound. Some shaman may also commune with the more cosmic levels of awareness, but shamanism is essentially a Δ7 technology used by Δ6 organisms to access information available in Δ0-5 matrices; information which is always present but is normally invisible or beyond the limits of human perception.”

But, the access is just one step, the interpretation of the perceived-information is the other half of the picture.

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The high resolution (Hrez) and low resolution (Lrez) density of perception depend on the intensity of the sync. The synchronizing process can release energy, when body-energy-related systems are doing “work” to synchronize themselves. Condensed energy (as “jets”), or diffused energy (as “heat” or static kundalini activation) may be released as a natural effect of the self-tuning process. 

Source: unknown (internet)

Read more about the information-energy connection in this paper: “The Deep Physics Behind the Second Law: Information and Energy as Independent Forms of Bookkeeping, by Todd Duncan and Jack Semura:

“The limited accessibility of energy in the form of heat can be treated as a loss of information about the detailed state of the system. We cannot transfer all of that energy into some other degree of freedom because we do not know exactly where it is and don’t have direct control over it.

[…] So when energy is exchanged between two systems, information is also exchanged, but the dynamics of energy exchange does not uniquely determine the information exchanged. For the same amount of energy, different amounts of information can flow in or out of a system. This is why temperature is necessary as a parameter to describe the system – it specifies the relationship between information and energy

[…] With this background, we can make the direct link between heat flow and information loss. Consider an exchange of heat between a hot system at temperature TH and a cooler system at temperature TC. If the net heat flow ΔQ is from hot to cold as required by the Clausius form of the second law, this is equivalent to a net erasure of information from the world. To see this requires only a restatement of the standard textbook treatment describing the change in accessible states in the two systems”.

Many people who experience with changa report about this “warm-ness” quality that persists in the body, some minutes/hours after the changa experience. I hope the above explanation would be a useful view.  

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The densely-packed information, accessed during DMT peaks, can be perceived as“downloads” of information. This is a natural property of the Hrez visual-perceptual style of thinking, as compared to the Lrez everyday style. Because of its multidimensionality, even one simple causal Hrez DMT scene can have an intense meaning-making message, which can be later “unzipped” and re-encoded into the everyday life-style as usable information. 

Sometimes, the transition from everyday Lrez to DMT Hrez perception feels like this: 🙂

Here is James Kent again:

“Using interrupt envelopes we can contrast smoked Salvia or inhaled N20 with vaporized DMT (N,N-dimethyltryptamine), which when smoked has similar onset and duration to both substances but very different hallucinogenic effects. Unlike the slow throbbing periodicity of N20 or Salvia, vaporized DMT produces an interrupt frequency associated with a high-pitched carrier wave and high-speed frame flicker (24-30+ Hz).

The frequency of DMT’s interrupt is so rapid the entire body ramps up in panicked response to the new driver. The rate of DMT’s visual frame flicker is fast enough to instantly produce geometric hallucinations and fully realized animations.

Taking these subjective effects into account we can model DMT’s interrupt envelope as having a moderate attack, long decay, medium sustain, long release, and high frequency (24-30+ Hz). The moderate attack means DMT’s perceptual frame interference is less of a physical throbbing than N20, but because of a higher frequency and longer frame release the rendering of DMT hallucination is more fluid, detailed, seamlessly aliased, and fades longer over a higher number of frames.”  

 

IV. The DMT experience


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The subjective DMT experience is different every time. Entering the DMT experience using changa is accompanied by a vibrational centering toward one-self (body-energy). This is a spontaneous type of pratyahara, the withdrawal of the sense toward inside. As a result, many people report the sensation as if “air is being sucked from the space around”.

When the journey begins, attention is automatically attracted by the density of the hypersync, and it tends to lock locally to content about here-now experience, but in a multidimensional way.

Here is how a psychonaut describes the experience: “When you smoke this, the onset is very rapid. 30-45 seconds, you know? There’s this feeling which comes over your body – half arousal, half anesthesia. The air appears to suddenly have been sucked out of the room because all the colors brighten visibly, as though some intervening medium has been removed. And then there’s a sound, like a piece of bread wrapper or cellophane being scrunched up and thrown away.”

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The high pitched sound that appears during DMT experiences, usually called “carrier wave”, is a result of the self-tuning-energy, due to the “pressure” of the hyper-synchronizing process. I use the term “inner sound”, as I noticed that this sound becomes noticeable not only in DMT experience, but also when people begin their transformational journeys in Life or go through transformative times (usually the inner sound is diagnosed as tinnitus).

Here is how the carrier wave may sound:

I experienced various types of harmonies of the inner sound, so, I cannot say there is just one type.

I was happy to discover this article about tinnitus: “The Brain: “Ringing in the Ears” Actually Goes Much Deeper Than That”, confirming somehow my hypothesis that the carrier wave / tinnitus may be a result of a transformational time with a increased synchrony happening (perhaps due to endogenous DMT production):

“Winfried Schlee of the University of Konstanz in Germany and his colleagues have been making some of the most detailed studies of tinnitus ever, using a method called magnetoencephalography (MEG, for short). They take advantage of the fact that every time neurons send each other signals, their electric current creates a tiny magnetic field. MEG allows scientists to detect such changing patterns of activity in the brain 100 times per second.

Schlee and his colleagues find widespread differences in the brains of people with tinnitus and those without it. A network of regions in the brains of people with tinnitus tend to fire their neurons in sync. Schlee has determined that his tinnitus-stricken subjects have a more synchronized pattern of signals coming out of regions in the front and the back of the brain. (For brain anatomy junkies, they are the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, orbitofrontal cortex, and anterior cingulate cortex in the front; in the back, they are the precuneus and posterior cingulate cortex.) Schlee and his colleagues also discovered a more strongly synchronized flow of signals coming into the temporal cortex—a region that includes the auditory cortex—in people with tinnitus.”

I like to use inner sound as a feedback tool, as I described here.

20.

During DMT experience, unless the person has the witnessing awareness active (attention to attention itself, allowing a relative control of attention schema), the speed of the experience pushes attention to divide much more than in a usual daily state, accompanied by rapid visual saccades or global-attention-locking. 

Attention tends to respond quickly to various perceptual-cognitive stimuli, making the inner experience very rich, in an immersed way. The attention schema can reorganize very quickly, giving the experience its multidimensional feature.

Once, during a ceremony at Santo Daime, I observed a person who was just looking at the collective energy field of the group, from outside, and his eyes were doing rapid saccades, but in a very intentional and conscious way. I asked him after the ceremony what was he doing. He told me hat he was collecting energy with his eyes, energy that was present in the circle-field, and people were not using it. Attention and samyama are powerful tools.

 

I found a similar phenomenon in a video with a person experiencing with LSD, while being interviewed by Simon Cohen. See how her saccades and her inner experience are connected, and how she gets cognitive information from the field during saccades. E.g. at 2:50 watch how her eyes move, when she rearranges her interpretation, after she is asked if everything is One.

21.

The stages of the smoked DMT experience, as described by Terence McKenna are just a part of the synchronizing process, reflecting the whole body synchronization and the fluidification of the ego. People who don’t have previous experiences or encounters with “the void”, in meditation or during transformational times, seem to follow this path as it is the first effect of the synchronizing mechanism. 

In terms of stages of ego complexity, unless people have transitioned to the ego-aware stage, the smoked DMT experiences may follow this path. In this video, 30 reports were analyzed, and these are the stages :

“02:06 – Can’t fight the beginning
02:40 – Everything is splitting itself
03:28 – Seeing energy through bodies
04:32 – Tunnel
05:58 – Intense sound
07:16 – Black space
08:16 – Geometric colorful complex patterns
09:16 – Perfect details / Mathematics
10:07 – Understanding everything
11:47 – Home / Deja vu feeling
13:12 – Entities appearing
15:08 – Entities asking you to calm down
16:22 – Entities showing something
18:17 – Indescribable cube
21:23 – Feeling scared
22:58 – Dying
24:03 – Breaking through
26:54 – Final impression
29:52 – Forgetting all the knowledge
31:57 – Felt like forever”.

22.

In my view, the hierarchy of vision types, as described in The Psychedelic Experience is not necessary a specific one; rather, these “stages” are in fact “layers”. The experience does indeed happen in the order described by Leary, but only when we take a navigation path through ego dissolution. Instead, in conscious visionary experiences, we can select other paths, and these layers described by Leary become available perspectives in the multidimensional awareness experience.

I have described these layers in the field notes “Entheogenic insights: some methods to access and consciously use “psychedelic visions”, without exogenous psychedelics”.

This diversity of DMT experiences is due to the “synchronizing” nature of experience. Except for the familiarity with vibrational styles, in the DMT experience everything is configured in a unique way, each time we explore.

23.

There are two main types of DMT Visuals: visual thinking and perceptual visuals related to eye retina. These two types can happen one after another, or together.

When visual thinking is active (as in a dreamy state), visions can be similar with a lucid dream but with an intense meaning-making structure (including self-referential ideas, archetypes, fears, projections, elves, images from past, future, images generated as echoes after accessing a specific layer of reality connected by the attention schema).

In the pure perceptual visuals, based on retina processing, people see fractals, shipibo shapes, grids etc.

For more information about how to train these visual-perceptual mechanisms, please read my field notes on “Depth perception and other perceptual explorations”.

24.

During collective experiences with ayahuasca, such as the ceremonies at Santo Daime, the synchronizing process is facilitated by the collective, it may happen that a person would process a collective blockage, helping all the others; or a person may cry, without having a personal reason, but because it helps another person in the group who is energy-stuck.

I was amazed to experience and observed this collective healing in Santo Daime ceremonies. This intelligent redistribution of tasks, each individual being a part of the one and being taken care by the one, is based on resonance. When, during a high sync, a participant has a release, a let go of something, the release is felt by the entire group.

The profoundness of eye contact during the intense waves of Life force, well, that is another amazing experience worth trying.

25.

Dancing during ayahuasca experiences helps to maintain the awareness in the perceptual here-now moment, as compared to static experiences. The sync feels better and everything flows better when dancing. The Santo Daime style is a good one, including chanting, rhythmic breathing, focus and dancing. But from all the methods I tried, I like the tai-chi-like-movement style of flowing, without a strict pattern.

When I encountered the Santo Daime movement, I thought that vomiting is a regular happening during ayahuasca sessions, but to my surprise, including the dance and chanting, the Santo Daime methodology allowed the energy to flow, without expelling anything. In fact, I rarely saw people vomiting at the Santo Daime ceremonies.

Instead, I have seen hard work (“cura”), centering, joy, ecstasy, love, caring, and amazing collective vibes.

With time, I discovered that authentic dance in the tai-chi style allows me to manage the high-energy vibrational experiences, and keep the energy flowing, thus re-synchronizing everything while I keep everything inside me as it is, and surpass the tendency to throw away things.

26.

The ayahuasca experience has long-term after effects, happening months/years after the experience, depending on the person’s allowance of the inner transformation.

The deep integration needs time, and it is not a guarantee that experiencing with ayahuasca once or twice will start a deep process. On the other side, if experienced too frequently, the DMT hypersync  may not have time to produce the necessary structural transformation in the psyche.

As a post-effect, people may experience vibrational hypersync / DMT-like experiences in dreams.

Check this discussion on DMT Nexus forum – I’m having intense DMT trips in my sleep.

27.

Sometimes the vibrational hypersync configuration (DMT or DMT-like) can be activated by ganja, or LSD, or other substances.

If people are vibrationally open to new synchrony styles, during LSD experience it may happen that the vibrational hypersync activates, sometimes interpreted as a kundalini activation. Also, ganja, as a skilled navigator, can take us to the hypersync configuration. Some people use monoatomic elements in combination with DMT, with good results.

Try this experiment, if you want to explore on this topic: Merging two or more psychedelic experiences.

28.

The DMT experience is interpreted based on the ego development stage and it highly depends on the active awakeness skills. The cultural background has also an important role in interpretation. 

I tried to be technical, in this research, as much as I could  so that people with various backgrounds could use the information in a proper way. 

29.

It may happen that for some individuals, the DMT experience could lead afterwards to a psychotic-like disintegration. 

If the person doesn’t have a good grip on their ego structure, and the DMT hypersync brings in a lot of repressed or ignored information, chances are that the ego will be overwhelmed by the flux and collapse.

 

V. Afterword


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I have collected so many field notes and observations, since my first experience with ayahuasca in 2015, that it seemed almost impossible to present my conclusions in the classical scientific way.

During this research, my objective was to compile a bigger picture that does not conflict with any of the ideas I encountered, but rather to include them as local views or subsystems. So, I have chosen to list here my conclusions as a coherent story, in an easy-to-read style. The principles and descriptions presented here are my main conclusions regarding the DMT experience.

As a psychologist, I would say that these are my basic assumptions, used to describe the variety of phenomena related to the exogenous-endogenous DMT experiences. Some of the principles I listed here are well known facts, but my idea was to include only the facts that are necessary and sufficient to make sense of the DMT experience. After I completed this framework, for some months I read descriptions of DMT experiences (on DMT-Nexus forum or elsewhere), to see if I can understand the experiences and the ways people got their experiences. As I couldn’t find any experience that I couldn’t make sense of, I decided that it was time to write it and share it. Probably, as times goes by, I will upgrade and refine this framework, and include more technical details in some principles.

I am thankful to all the people who helped me understand more about the DMT experiences, sharing their experiences through internet or books.

My special thanks to Filippo Caffettieri, Enrico Dassisti, Fiorenza Tallarico and the Santo Daime community in Reggio Emilia, Cornelia Câcu, Blaise Templier, Leon Zagrean, Walter Menozzi and Anirban Bandyopadhyay, Dünya Aydoğdu, Rick Strassman, Robbert Bengt, Tina Kat Courtney, Q4LT, Ethan McIlhenny, Sarah Wu, Bucurie, Miu, Tina, Imagika Om, Ede Frecska, Simo Necic, Katie Mottram and the DMT-Nexus community.

Good Journeys!
February 23, 2019

 

* working draft, to be proofread when completed; if you feel like talking about some aspects I presented here, please e-mail me 🙂

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