Perhaps you’ve been on the spiritual journey for a while and you are looking to make advancements in your own personal evolution. Maybe you’ve heard about using DMT to get to another level of consciousness and to experience astral travel. Not everyone who has astral projections requires DMT to have the experience, but some people find that it can enhance the process. Is DMT right for you?

What is DMT?

Dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, is a substance in the brain that naturally occurs in sentient beings. Most human beings, animals and plants have this compound—with only a few exceptions. It originates in the pineal gland which is an endocrine gland—also called the third eye.

It is believed to be the “seat of enlightenment” by spiritual seekers around the world and it is what produces dreams. DMT is often called the “spirit molecule” and it is, without a doubt, a controversial subject around the world.

How is the pineal gland stimulated?

Activating the pineal gland is essential for a fully conscious life. This is done through clearing the crystallized deposits that are built up around the gland and prevent us from fully experiencing the spiritual realm. When the pineal gland becomes decalcified, the DMT experience becomes fuller and more expansive.

How is the pineal gland decalcified (fixed, so it can work better)?

  • Give up sugar, caffeine and drugs–including tobacco and alcohol.
  • Remove pesticides from the body by eating as much organic food as possible.
  • Reduce halides by decreasing fluoride, chlorine and bromide (which all come primarily through water.)
  • Purchasing a water filtration system is highly recommended.
  • Reduce dairy and meat products in your diet.
  • Eat dark chocolate.
  • Practice yoga.
  • Listen to binaural beats while sleeping.
  • Practice dark room meditation. This has been practiced for thousands of years by yogis and shamans. It is the practice of secluding one’s self in complete darkness for up to fifteen days.

Through smoking or inhaling DMT, many report experiencing reality in a whole new way. It can also be used in crystal form and taken through a pipe. DMT users tell stories of interacting with spiritual beings in a different dimension.

Using DMT, such as ingesting it in ayahuasca form, has been around for hundreds–if not thousands of years. Shamans have been the main teachers of this form of spirituality, but it isn’t always necessary to have a shaman present to have this experience.


Is DMT legal?

DMT is a Schedule 1 controlled substance in the United States which means that it is illegal to possess or distribute the substance in the this country—as well as many other countries. However, there are several countries where it is legal. In spite of it being illegal, many religious ceremonies using the substance continue to happen.

What are the risks of using DMT?

Sleep paralysis: This is actually a common experience and is experienced by up to 60% of the population at one time or another. It usually happens when the mind awakens too early in REM sleep but the body is not through with the cycle yet. It feels as if the body cannot move or it is being held down. This experience often produces panic in people which makes the experience worse.

Encountering negative spirits: Some people who have experienced astral projection tell tales of having evil spirits standing or sitting on them or otherwise bothering them. It’s important to note that your astral experience will correspond with your current energetic frequency. In other words, what you expect is what you will get. Negative entities also sense fear and prey on it, so it’s important to do as much preparation and grounding work as possible.

Using DMT can have a negative reaction when combined with alcohol or other drugs. If you are on medication, especially certain types of anti-depressants and blood pressure medicines, it is also best to avoid DMT. Always use cautiously and it is also strongly advised to be in the company of a trustworthy person while under the influence.

Paradoxically, a person using DMT can experience anxiety and euphoria at the same time. One of the defining traits of the experience is having the sense that one is outside of their own body. Intense doses usually stimulate colorful, kaleidoscopic imagery. Auditory experiences are less common.

How do I prepare for using DMT?

On the day of the ceremony, live with intention. What does this mean? Eat healthy food, drink plenty of water, pray, walk, meditate and be extra loving to the people you encounter. Make sure that you have set your intention to do good for others.

Create your sacred space. You can do this by cleaning the area you will be taking the DMT and bringing in any meaningful spiritual objects. You might find it helpful to play relaxing music. The purpose is to look for beauty and joy, so do everything possible to make an environment conducive to this.

Cultivate a sense of gratitude. Take the time to appreciate all the blessings in your life. If you are lucky enough to be able to have this DMT experience, you probably have more than a few things to be grateful for in life. Let go of any particular expectations for the experience and allow yourself to be open to whatever happens.

Set your intention for the DMT experience. What do you hope to achieve? Are you ready to experience the unexpected? Are you prepared to hear things from your guides that you may not want to hear? Anything is possible in the spirit realm. Try to do everything possible to open up your mind and spirit to whatever awaits.

What does it feel like when the soul is entering and exiting the body while doing astral projection?

One of the things that people frequently say is that there is a falling sensation that is experienced when someone who is trying to travel astrally is getting close. There are also descriptions of feeling like the head is exploding. There is pressure in the brain and a tingling sensation in the body. Then the body goes limp and the soul leaves the body.

There are many techniques to help inexperienced people achieve astral projection. Many suggestions can be found online. In addition to the mental techniques and DMT, crystals and essential oils for astral travel can be helpful.

It’s important to remember that for most people it takes time to attain the desired results. It also takes discipline and consistent intention. If you are not successful right away, do not get frustrated. Sometimes it can take weeks or months to fully experience astral travel.

When this state of consciousness is achieved, there is an increase in theta brain wave activity. Practitioners are able to experience the wisdom of the universe and tap into previously unknown worlds.

By doing the proper training for the experience (cleansing the pineal gland, listening to binaural beats, etc.), you are preparing for one of the most potentially wondrous experiences of your life. By following these guidelines, you are making the best conditions for astral travel to occur. May your travels be safe and inspiring!