Citation: Martin. "I Thought I Died: An Experience with DMT (exp3175)". Erowid.org. Oct 20, 2000. erowid.org/exp/3175
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I was in my room early in the day watching TV. My dad was upstairs making lunch. Two of my friends came over to hang out, and when i saw them their eyes were lit up like camera flashes. I didn't take much note of this but maybe I should have. We went into my room and sat on the couch. I will now be referring to my friends as J and S from here on. J pulled out his bowl and handed it to me saying, 'Hit this.' I looked at him and S who were staring at me with big smiles and big eyes. I asked them what it was at least 3-4 times, but they just kept telling me to hit it.
I looked in the bowl and it just looked like there was a lot of resin in it, so I said fuck it and took a nice big hit. They told me to hold it in for awhile. Their faces were now completely entranced in what I had just done. As I exhaled I immediately knew something was up. I felt and heard this buzzing sound/feeling creeping up on me, and at the same time my vision of the world and my two friends started to rise above me, like I was dropping fast! I replied, 'Holy Shit!!' J and S tried to Shhhh me because my dad was right upstairs, but it made no difference, for I felt the buzzing and dropping away increase.
My heart started to race faster and faster, I had dropped off and out of this reality. I started wigging out, scared shitless! I remember saying to my friends who I no longer could recognize, for everything had become electro static energy: 'Who are you! What's happening to me!' Then my whole existence zoomed instantaneously to another plane of being. Between the zooming occurrence and approaching this new world, I was convinced I was dying, my death had finally come. I felt so much pain and fear during this zoom, I was totally paralyzed; mind and body. I could not conceive time or space. When I finally emerged into this vast new world, it felt like I was looking down at our universe. I now knew I was dead, so I decided to stop trying to fight it and let go.
Right after this I flashed back into my body, and my vision came back to me very oddly. Everything was a blur and slowly focused back on this reality. Directly in front of my face I saw this crazy circle-shaped object spinning rapidly with many spokes on it. I jumped at the site of it and slapped it away from my face. 'Its OK,' said J, 'Its just a fan.' Finally I recongized something again, I was so happy to be back. I was still tripping hard though, but it felt wonderful. I could see a layer of transparent membranes over J's and S's bodies, everything glowed beautifully. I could feel pure love emmanating from inside me.
I tried to speak to them, stumbling over my words horribly, we all laughed at this. I managed to ask them, 'What was that?' Several ideas popped in my confused brain. I asked first if it was hash, then heroin, crack.. etc..(I had only smoked pot and tripped shrooms one time before this day.) They laughed and said it was called a 'Business Man's Trip'. They didn't know the name of the actual substance which was sort of pathetic, but the name rang a bell for me. A day or two later I look up Business Man's trip on a search engine and come to found out that I smoked DMT!!! Wow!! I already had some knowledge about the drug before I smoked it that day, and was astonished.
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