With MED psychedelics becoming increasing respectable and lucrative, I spoke to University of New Mexico psychiatrist Rick Strassman about DMT, a short-acting hallucinogen sometimes called the “God molecule:


“One of the most impressive hallmarks of the DMT experience is that it feels more real than real. Everyday reality feels like a dim shadow, as it were. That’s one of the unique aspects of DMT. Even, when you take a large dose of LSD or a large dose of psilocybin, you pretty much know you’ve taken a drug. But with DMT, you’re completely transported into this free standing, separate level of reality. That’s a very common description…

The effects peak in about five minutes. They start fading at about 12 to 15, and you’re down pretty much within the half hour.”

Read the whole interview.