Questions for the Lion Tamer

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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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Health Tips… A Basic Overview

I’ve been waffling on putting a “Health Tip” piece together as it seems as though there are a plethora of health gurus at the public’s disposal. Please make note that I do not consider myself a “health guru” nor a guru of anything for that matter. I’m simply a person that has basic questions about systems… the human body, society, and everything else in between.

When it comes to health or wellness, I believe that much like a house, the foundation must be of great strength to withstand stress. In my opinion, the three most important points in terms of building a rock solid foundation for health comprise of 3 keys: sleep, shitting, and respiratory patterns.

This doesn’t equate to concepts such as environmental exposure, dietary influences, stress levels, and exercise as not being important. These factors are obviously crucial but in my eyes are secondary compared to the first three keys...

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Questions for the Lion Tamer… Book Now Available!

Since I’ve received dozens of requests for a hard copy version of the information found on this site, I’ve decided to compile them in a book format. The book spans 352 pages and costs $19.99. I’ve set this price as a “nature tax” being that all the content can be found here at Q4LT.com for free. Hopefully it will give your eyes a rest from reading extensively on an electronic device. I’ve tried to present the info on this site in a sequential format that makes sense in terms of tying in the synchronous changes in the electrical brain/body alongside hormonal/neurotransmitter fluctuations. While DMT has been the focal point of discussion at Q4LT, it seems that our entire endogenous “hallucinogenic” system is in play. Enjoy the hard copy and If you feel inspired, please leave me an honest review at Amazon!

Questions for the Lion Tamer: Delving into the Mystery that is DMT


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Telepathic Training Wheels

In conversing with dozens of people who practice a form of the meditative, breathing exercise known as the “Wim Hof Method” (WHM)… one particular ability has caught my attention. Many of these practitioners have developed the capacity to willfully influence the temperature of their body via what seems to be intent and/or visualization. A 2014 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences observed the ability of Wim Hof and a group of practitioners as being capable of willfully influencing their autonomic nervous systems. Being that the autonomic nervous system is directly related to maintaining the body’s core internal temperature (thermoregulation), the ability of conscious temperature manipulation comes as no surprise.

Some WHMers have also stated that they can induce temperature changes in specific limbs or body parts. This is intriguing as it seems as though they...

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DC Shift Reset

Transcendental Meditation, Kriya Yoga, the “Wim Hof Method”, sleep cycles, hypnosis, and a general study of the “Electric Body” have led me to devise what I call… the “DC Shift Reset”.

(Disclaimer: The “DC Shift Reset” is not meant to replace or supplant any of the practices mentioned above. This is just a hybrid of techniques utilized with a basic explanation for the reasons to partake in them.)

There is no “magic” involved but rather a rather straight forward method of shifting cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the lower spine into the cranial cavity, increasing CSF production, and utilizing rhythmic respiration to alter one’s biochemistry. Obviously altered EEG states, neurotransmitter/hormonal release, and DC directional changes are also in order.

Let us delve right into it.

It seems that the optimal position with which to do this practice is to sit cross legged on a semi-firm...

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Endohuasca Magic

Ayahuasca is becoming increasing well known across the globe as people from all walks of life are being exposed to this shamanic brew. In 2016, The New Yorker, Business Insider, and The Guardian all published pieces regarding the boom in Ayahuasca ceremonies taking place throughout the world including unlikely locations such as New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. As many of you well know, the ingredients within Ayahuasca comprise of DMT and a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). Generally speaking the ingredients utilized for Ayahuasca are comprised of Psychotria Viridis which provides the N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) and Banisteriopsis Caapi (B. Caapi) which provides the MAOI properties. I utilize the term “generally speaking” being that different shamans utilize different combinations of plants with a slight variation of effects.

While Q4LT has extensively postulated the systemic...

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The Mechanics of “Brainwashing”

In general, when the term “brainwashing” arises, we tend to think of a person who has joined some form of “cult” in which they have discarded their own beliefs for that of the organization. In it’s most extreme form, one might cite dramatic cases of group suicide as observed in the 1990’s with the Heaven’s Gate Cult, the 1970’s with Jim Jones, and the Branch Davidians religious sect in Waco, Texas.

It would be presumed that in order to agree to commit suicide, one must willingly undergo severe levels of “brainwashing”.

However, much like different levels of exogenous DMT administration (and anything for that matter) appear to generate distinctly different experiences, perhaps there are different levels of brainwashing?

Q4LT recently finished reading Dr. Kathleen Taylor’s book titled “Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control”. In this book, Dr. Taylor outlines different famous...

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