Why Do DMT Users See Insects From A Parallel Universe?

Why Do DMT Users See Insects From A Parallel Universe?

by Cliff Pickover, Reality Carnival

Related articles here and here. The material in this article is presented in final format in my book Sex, Drugs, Einstein, and Elves.
"People Using DMT often see insectlike beings from another universe."

The molecule DMT (N,N-Dimethyltryptamine) is a psychoactive chemical that causes intense visions and can induce its users to quickly enter a completely different "environment" that some have likened to an alien or parallel universe. The transition from our world to theirs occurs with no cessation of consciousness or quality of awareness.

Why do so many people using DMT see insects? The DMT insect race comprises "larval beings," "alien space insects," praying-mantis entities and so forth. Why so many visions of insects?
"Something in the insect seems to be alien to the habits, morals, and psychology of this world, as if it has come from some other planet, more monstrous, more energetic, more insensate, more atrocious, more infernal than our own." -- Maurice Masterlinck, Belgian playwright, 1862-1949

Examples of DMT Insect Reports

"It is a mental Mecca, an excellent reference point for all other psychedelics. Those around me looked like alien space insects. I realized they were all part of it, too."

"The wasp came to me this time, stung me while I was senseless. Insects are the blind keepers of secrets on this earth."

"Oh dear lapidary insect friends..."

"Rex's heart, his emotional center, was consumed by feasting alien insects during his first high dose, and he was certain he was dying."

"I came immediately upon the source, which was a DNA scarab, a construct, an insect of impossible dimensions, miles in diameter and circumference."

"Inside were very tiny creatures. I can't decide if they were living or mechanical, but they moved like slow insects. Visually, they looked a lot like ants."

You can find many more examples of DMT insectoids using Google. Let me know if you come across other examples of particular interest.

Visit "The Praying Mantis Reports"

"This is an informal collection of tales regarding the strangest of possibilities -- encounters with praying-mantis like entities which occur after ingesting enteogenic compounds. Why is this so common? Nobody seems to mention spiders or grasshoppers, always mantids!"

For more information on DMT, click here.

For my science fiction novel, The Lobotomy Club, which features praying-mantis entities from a parallel universe -- induced by brain surgery -- click here.


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