Citation: Fearless. "Cthulhu, Buddha and Bright Lights: An Experience with DMT (exp78628)". Erowid.org. Jan 25, 2010. erowid.org/exp/78628
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I'm a 22 year old male, 180 lbs, and I am in good mental and physical health. I'm a fairly experienced user of psychoactive drugs including LSD, LSA, psilocybin (mushrooms), and daily marijuana.
I had done very mild doses of DMT before (probably between 10 and 20 mg). Usually I had experienced mild closed eye hallucinations, some sound distortion, open eye visual distortions, and a sense that my body was being propelled into what can only be described as a void. Once I had experienced the sensation of flying over a vivid color spectrum with my eyes closed. These sensations were pennies compared to what I experienced this time.
My friend had about 40 mg of DMT left. After watching the film 'Altered States' he suggested I take the remainder of the crystals in the bag. I agreed on the condition that he sit in and be my sober trip sitter/shaman. He created a play list of music for the trip that would set the tone for the journey ahead. Before taking the DMT I had a slight anxiety about the large dose, but I was also incredibly excited to attempt the 'break through'.
The crystals were placed on top of a minuscule amount of marijuana at the bottom of the pipe in order to keep the crystals anchored in the bowl. I took my first hit and inhaled deeply. I waited for 5 seconds, exhaled, and already I was feeling the effects. I took another deep inhalation and when I exhaled the sound of the music seemed to be clipping to the beat. One last hit and I put the pipe down with approximately 1/5th of the bowl still unused.
I sat back on the couch and closed my eyes. I saw 2 vivid figures. One seemed to be a dragon-like entity with tentacles at the bottom of the chin. The other entity was further back and all I remember was red eyes. The two figures seemed to realize I was looking at them and started to come closer in an aggressive manner. I began to fear for my safety and decided to open my eyes where I gazed upon the stucco ceiling.
I wish I could tell you approximately what time I began looking at the ceiling but time was no longer a part of reality for me. I was peaking and I had broken through for the first time. The ceiling began to form patterns at first, then whole characters, the details becoming finer and finer as I focused on them. Then, to the music, the characters began to dance.
The show in the ceiling could be compared to a circus. It seemed thoroughly rehearsed but there was no real plot to the madness. I would see a woman dressed as a jester slowly spinning, and then some other character would lead a small troupe of dancers in front of her as she faded away. It went on like this for a while, characters either combining with the new characters or simply taking their exit. The highlight of the show was the dancing Buddha.
The music had taken on a slow sexy groove when I noticed the Buddha sitting in his classic pose. All the other characters had gone at this point. He opened his eyes, stood up, and started to belly dance. I completely lost it at this point and could not help but laugh hysterically. He pointed at me during a small stop in the music and winked seductively. More hysterical laughter ensued.
Buddha took a bow and pranced 'offstage' and I noticed that the ceiling had become completely calm again. According to my friend, I had been tripping for no more than 12 minutes by this point. So, I decided to take the remaining DMT from the bowl.
I took the rest in one giant hit. I held it in for as long as possible. Just then, a song by Muse came on. I closed my eyes and saw a great yellow and green orb of light with a brightness of which I had never seen before. I reached out for the orb and it seemed to take me an eternity to reach the center. I grabbed the center of the orb and slowly began to turn my hand. The orb rocked to the side as if willed by my hand. I played with the orb for what seemed like several hours but in reality had only lasted as long as the single song.
When I opened my eyes I felt completely sober and back to normal. It's safe to say that this particular DMT trip was the most intense hallucinogenic experience of my life. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
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