by J C

Questions for the Lion Tamer

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Functional Psychedelic Experiences

“Following the third hit of N,N-DMT, the subject flopped back on the couch for 10 minutes in what appears to be a complete detachment of the senses in this realm” - Witness #1

“3 hours into the Ayahuasca journey, the subject is lying on his cot making barely audible noises seemingly attributed to the sensations experienced during the medicinal journey” - Witness #2

These could be considered as relatively typical effects observed when psychedelics are ingested in what’s considered to be “full doses”. While there have been many cases of distinct neurological, emotional, and perceived “spiritual” alterations that have taken place following “full dose”
ingestion, the majority of the subjects are for the most part… physically incapacitated. While we would hardly label these effects as “non-functional”, we believe there is much information to be derived from the different dosages of these

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Deathbed Visions & DMT

Much of the discussion surrounding endogenous DMT is in regards to the classical “Near Death Experience” (NDE). This usually occurs in the form of a traumatic event such as a car accident or a heart attack. While there are thousands of documented cases of NDE’s in which people have reported experiencing visual phenomena, this is extremely small compared to the reported transpirations of deathbed visions.

“Deathbed Visions” (also known as “DBV’s”) is the term used to describe “hallucinatory” phenomena that patients experience in the days and hours leading up to their transition (death). These patients are usually terminally ill or simply passing due to advanced aging. The number of reported DBV’s now and throughout history are in the hundreds of millions across the world as a significant percentage of people appear to experience “hallucinations” prior to their departures.

In the book

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Cancer and DMT

Relax my friends…

We’re not claiming that ingesting DMT causes cancer or anything of that nature.

We’ve just recently stumbled down the rascally rabbit hole of monoamine oxidase (MAO) activity and the potential correlation with endogenous DMT synthesis. As MAO is responsible for the rapid breakdown of DMT (as well as other biochemicals) it seems logical that fluctuations in MAO activity might provide a potential bio-marker for DMT formation within the body. There are two forms of MAO within the body… MAO-A and MAO-B. Both are found throughout the nervous system while MAO-A is also found in the liver, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, and placenta while MAO-B is found in the blood platelets.

The plant that acts as the MAO inhibitor within the psychedelic brew Ayahuasca is Banisteriopsis caapi (B. Caapi). The active compounds in this plant responsible for the MAO inhibitions are harmine

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Revisiting the Schizophrenia-DMT Relationship

Schizophrenia is formally classified as a mental disorder in which a person has “lost touch with reality”. Some of the symptoms of schizophrenia are categorized as hallucinatory phenomena (both audio and visual), delusions, and unusual ways of thinking. It’s considered to be an illness that is debilitating to the person as it hampers their ability to live a “normal” life.

A 2005 review in the journal Medical Hypothesis presents the history of endogenous DMT research and the proposed link between the molecule and mental disturbances including schizophrenia. A few studies in the 1970s observed greater urinary excretion of DMT amongst schizophrenic patients compared to controls. However, follow up studies found inconsistencies in this transpiration and the DMT-schizophrenia link has largely been discarded in favor of the “dopamine hypothesis”.

While much of the focus as it pertains to

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Telekinesis, DMT, & a HUGE Gamma Spike

The recent focus of Q4LT has been to speculate on the various synchronous layers of the body that coincide with altered states of consciousness. In fact, we’d venture to state that these are not altered states at all but rather enhanced states of consciousness.

In the piece “Telepathic Training Wheels” we delved into the projected mechanisms of how telepathic transfer occurs relating to expansion of the electric/magnetic field based on increased oscillatory activity and biochemical Endohuasca upregulation. Up until recent times, we hadn’t come across any data regarding the elusive ability known as “telekinesis”.

Telekinesis is formally classified as “the psychic ability allowing a person to influence a physical system without physical interaction”. At it’s most basic, it is the ability of a person to move an object by utilizing thought alone. While mainstream science will dismiss the

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DMT ‘Hallucinations’ or Expansion of the Spectrum? (Part 2)

In Part 1 we touched upon the range of the electromagnetic spectrum and the human field of vision within this spectrum. We also covered what appears to be an expansion of this visual field amongst children who seemingly have the ability to see deeper into the UV bandwidth than adults. We found it quite interesting that DMT appears to have a specific affinity for the UV range between 280 and 315 nm being that this falls outside of the perceived human visual spectrum of 390-700 nm.

In this second part, we will continue to discuss some of the endogenous components of the human body that seemingly have affinity for different light spectrums as well as the implications of this. We will also speculate on the type of camera design necessary to effectively capture these hypothetical parallel layers of reality.

(It’s been noted that humans who have experienced Aphakia, the absence of the lens

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Dave Nichols is correct about DMT and the Pineal Gland…. Partially

There’s been quite a buzz in the DMT discussion circles regarding a recent presentation made by Dr. Dave Nichols at the Breaking Convention conference. In this presentation (which we have embedded at the bottom of this piece), Nichols makes the case for DMT and the pineal gland as not being predominant factors as it pertains to mystical experiences with a focus on the near death experience (NDE).

While I enjoyed the presentation as it provided insights into yet another endogenous compound (Dynorphin) that correlates with significantly altered states of consciousness, I found that there seem to be some missing pieces to Nichols’ research that might provide deeper insights to the “Endohuasca” puzzle and NDE’s.

I’ve used the term “Endohuasca” in the past to describe some of the endogenous compounds that might provide the answers to generating altered states of consciousness without

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The 10 Commandments of “Scientism”

“The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.” - The Definition of the Scientific Process

Observation and experiment…

Observation… AND experiment.

Somehow it appears as though there is a blind spot in terms of the word “observation” as it pertains to the… religion (cough-cough) ‘excuse me’… field… of scientism masked as science. Here is the passage restated correctly as many within the… religion (oops… sneeze-sneeze), field of scientism interpret the scientific process:

“The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through experiment and only experiment.” - The Definition of the Scientism Mindset

In the religion known as “Scientism” there is absolutely no room to

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DMT “Hallucinations” or Expansion of the Spectrum? (Part 1)

In 2015, Q4LT had the opportunity to interview Dr. Rick Strassman regarding his book, “DMT: The Spirit Molecule” as well as his research & beliefs regarding dimethyltryptamine. In this interview, we briefly touched upon the notion of the “Out of Body Experience” and whether DMT might provide some context for a definitive study on this phenomena. The discussion was as follows:

JC: The concept of “Out of Body” is foreign amongst mainstream scientific circles being that the concept of a “soul” or “spirit” has yet to be very well accepted… However, there are boutique organizations such as The Monroe Institute and the International Association of Consciousness that specialize in this perceived phenomenon. What are your thoughts on reported “Out of Body Experiences”? Do you believe at some point these types of experiences will be “proven” in a clinical setting as being something more than

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Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson Debate… Missing the DMT Mark

I was recently forwarded the podcast in which Dr. Sam Harris and Dr. Jordan Peterson would engage in a debate regarding what appeared to be the meaning of truth… specifically as it pertains to religious beliefs.

Harris is a neuroscientist by training and is seemingly known for his promotion of spirituality without any religious involvement.

Peterson is a clinical psychologist by training and identifies himself as a Christian who is deeply religious. He criticizes atheists who he believes oversimplify the philosophy of Christianity based on their critiques.

I didn’t really know what to expect from either man since I haven’t read any of their material and do not follow them closely. However, when two people debate the reality of religion, I would expect them to discuss the “supernatural” occurrences either to dissuade or add validity to their respective arguments. From my perspective

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