Preparing For My First DMT Experience

This is is part of my live-learning series! I will be updating this post as I continue through my journey. I apologize for any grammatical errors or incoherent thoughts. This is a practice to help me share things that are valuable without falling apart from the pressure of perfection. 

Episode Summary


I do not support or encourage the use of these compounds. This video has been strictly made as an informational resource.

– Challenged by even making this video
– The “Spirit Molecule” is a naturally occurring psychoactive alkaloid
– Harm reduction video and not encouragement
– Influenced by cultural representations and “the machine elves” by Terrence McKenna
– Why am I trying DMT?
– Experience with other psychedelics
– Cost/benefit analysis
– Method of ingestion is a vaporizer instead of freebase
– Shallow zone versus full breakthrough experience
– Great dosage guide on Psychedelic Spotlight
– Proper set and setting, hydration and sleep
– Over-preparing versus under preparing
– Have a sitter you are comfortable with nearby
– My excitement and my nervousness
– Capturing the moments after the experience with audio
– Relaxing instrumental music without lyrics
– Intention setting with an understanding of exploration and discovery


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Who is Joe Rogan’s latest JRE podcast guest Rick Strassman?

#1854 -Rick Strassman – The Joe Rogan Experience : JoeRogan

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How to Prepare a Spiritual DMT Ceremony in 5 Steps – Psychedelic Frontier

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What my first DMT trip taught me about life | Leafly

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DMT Trip: From Understanding The Experience To Potential Side Effects

DMT Experience: How to Go About it, and What to Expect

How do you prepare yourself for a trip : DMT

How To Prepare For Your 1st DMT Trip – YouTube

DMT Trips: Everything You Need to Know ABout The Experience

DMT Side Effects and Risks to Know About

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Fireside Project

N,N-Dimethyltryptamine – Wikipedia

What Are The Machine Elves?

Otherworldly Beings: Machine Elves — a Shared Phenomenon Among DMT Users – Cannabis News and Culture Magazine

“Machine Elves” or “DMT Elves”: A Spirit World Journey – DoubleBlind Mag

Rick Strassman – Wikipedia


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