I have been studying the psychedelic experiences people have shared in radio stations or in published articles after ingesting magic mushrooms, certain plants and in some cases chemical components. When the ancient yogis talked about samskaras – rote patterns of thinking – they may not have known specifically how proteins bind to neurons to reinforce these neural pathways, or “neurosis” every time someone recall an experience. Nonetheless, substances like Dimethyltryptamine (“DMT”), endogenous to the human body, but greatly increased with the use of things like meditation or even a dark room, work to undo these “scars” in our neurological make-up. They lovingly disrupt these patterns – sometimes with a spiritual wallop we weren’t expecting – but always to help us ascend out of the self-created prison that this mind-set is perpetuating. A tropical vine that belongs to Amazon region known as Ayahuasca, for example, hyper-activates the region of the brain where we store memories – which are almost always entrenched in emotion. Sometimes memories which were long forgotten on the surface – just as in a deep meditative state. We are then able to use a different part of our brain to re-assign meaning to that experience, and to let the emotion go, so that the pattern does not re-establish itself, affecting our future experience. New neural connections are made, and as we go forward, we have an “evolved consciousness,” meaning we are no longer a slave to our previous experience and the emotions attached to them. What is DMT? DMT is a naturally produced chemical compound found in an array of mammals and plant life. In humans, it is believed (not scientifically confirmed) that the Pineal Gland in the brain produces this chemical during REM sleep, birth and death, although this theory has yet to be fully confirmed. Some believe only Pineal Gland, Lungs and Eyes can produce DMT in human beings. This belief perhaps comes from breath control and focused meditation between eyebrows. The Pineal gland naturally produces Melatonin, Serotonin and Dimethyltryptamine. Science today knows that without the Dimethyltryptamine we would not dream and we could not imagine. When we are meditating, the pineal gland is producing extra DMT and so we have our inner and spiritual experiences. Descartes believed the pineal was the “seat of the soul”. Western and Eastern mystical traditions both place our highest spiritual center within the Pineal gland. From blasting off through a dark tunnel to encounters with the divine, Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) has been notorious for sending its users into otherworldly places and experiences. There appears to be three phases of psychedelic journey. A good 90% of the people with DMT experiences see a spectacular light made of a vast array of colors and geometric shapes forming in front of them. This light has been described in many ways. Commonly, one may refer to the light as a gate, a doorway, a portal, or a wormhole. For the sake of simplicity and context, we’ll refer to it as “the gates”. The Gates are the barrier between the experiencer and Stage 2. Unfortunately for some, they find themselves stuck in stage one. Getting stuck at The Gates usually entails disorientation, hallucinations, and contact with unknown entities from time to time. If stage one has been properly completed, the user is blasted forward through the gates at what some would call warp speeds. Behind the gates, a tunnel is revealed. Within this tunnel, users often report seeing their life and memories flash before their eyes in extravagant color complimented by an extreme euphoria. Other common reports include contact with extra-terrestrials, hearing alien voices, and the feeling of dying.The experiences in stage three are extremely broad. Some have experienced living through the eyes of ancient beings. Some recall touring cities composed of interdimensional machinery. Others report having (usually) friendly conversation with sentient beings such as aliens, elves, angels, and in some cases, God. The conclusion is the end of the tunnel is an entrance to the “nucleus” of the Universe. In my study, I concluded that if DMT is available in large quantities in plants and magic mushrooms, it should be part of the biology of the living beings. Even though science indicated that monkeys in some region ate these plants and mushrooms and became more spiritual, there must be a natural way the human beings can explore spirituality by enhancing DMT. My research came up with the following options: 1) The ancient Egyptians understood that a dark room and contemplative state of mind can induce the creation of DMT without the help of exogenous substances such as Ayahuasca, magic mushrooms, plants, chemical components and Acacia tree. The dark room helps the brain to create melatonin and serotonin which are precursors to DMT. When DMT levels reach 25 mgs, we start to have a very different experience of reality – some might call them precursors to the psychedelic experience. Once DMT reaches an even higher level in the brain, people report seeing spirits, angels, and meeting ancestors. These states are likely induced by several endogenous substances (meaning brain chemicals we make ourselves). 2) Meditation also increases DMT naturally, as evidenced in scientific studies. Different binaural beats, and other meditation methods help us to produce more precursors (tryptamines) to DMT – serotonin and melatonin, but also DMT itself. 3) Certain breathing techniques as well as diets also increase DMT naturally. Many yogic traditions focus on slowing the breath, and it is taught if we can decrease our breathing rate to four breaths per minute, the brain starts to make DMT while we are awake. 4) Kundalini yoga also offers its own version of pranayama to induce greater DMT production and raised levels of consciousness. 5) Meditation that focus specifically on the 6th and 7th chakras results in increased DMT production as well. What are the benefits of experiencing higher level of consciousness? It functions as a greatest way for crushing ego, places one in a highly blissful state of mind, saturates love for the fellow beings not limited to our own kith and kin, enhances energy level significantly, increases focus on personal growth and development, helps us understand how to make full use of the five elements and let the environment align with our goals to help us accomplish our missions, highest level of selflessness and equanimity, unfolding of past, present and future to accept reality, ability to enhance flow state, and lowest level of desires and attachments. Most importantly, natural DMT production happens at the time of birth and death. The enormous level of love and bonding with the child happens due to high-level of DMT present at the time of child birth. That is why young mother’s love is divine. The people who are ready to transition, DMT is produced in large quantities helping them see their ancestors, angels and other celestial beings side by side with the living beings. I am still studying a lot about this and please look out for more posts in this subject as a sequel.