The active ingredient and healing power of the Ayahuasca brew is DMT (Dimethyltryptamine). DMT, like most psychedelics, is considered to be neither addictive nor toxic. It’s ironic the Ayahuasca vine is used as one of the brew’s two plant ingredients yet Ayahuasca does not contain DMT. The Ayahuasca vine contains an ingredient that allows the DMT to reach the brain.
The medicinal brew’s DMT source is contained within the second plant ingredient, which can come from a variety of different DMT containing plants. DMT is a powerful psychedelic compound of the tryptamine family. It is an analog of serotonin and melatonin and is similar to other psychedelic tryptamines such as 4-AcO-DMT, 5-MeO-DMT, 5-HO-DMT, psilocybin (4-PO-DMT.)
DMT naturally exists in all humans. In high concentrations DMT is considered one of the most comfortable and life-changing psychedelics known to man. DMT is often smoked which provides the user a 10 to 15 minute experience. In contrast, using Ayahuasca is tripping on DMT all night.
During death, a large amount of DMT is released into the human body. Those experiencing near death experiences often report visiting heavily places and experiencing an indescribable sense of peace, security and love. It is believed these experiences are attributed to the release of the DMT.
Most partakers report sleeping during the trip but are actually in a trancelike state of bliss. The DMT puts the body to sleep but keeps the mind awake. Oftentimes, a person can see in the dark or see through their closed eyelids.While this phenomenon may not be a genuine temporary super power, the experience is empowering and gives the user undeniable proof that Ayahuasca is extraordinary and unlike anything they have ever experienced.
DMT can help people overcome depression, anxiety, PTSD, fear of death, addiction and drug abuse even in people for whom evidence-based psychotherapies have not been successful.
Traditional Ayahuasca (DMT) ceremonies have a strong culture and set of customs. These customs may include mandatory guides claiming supernatural powers. These guides are known as “shamans” and usually require a native jungle environment, banana leaves, rattles, chanting, improper diet restrictions, abstaining from sex and unsafe purification ceremonies. None of these extras are necessary for the DMT to provide a life transformative experience for the user.
We must all acknowledge the irrevocable fact that the chemical structure and effects of DMT in the jungle are identical to the chemical structure and effects of DMT in our backyards. The self-shamaning philosophy of The Barry Cooper Scientific School of Ayahuasca and Ibogaine is an absolutely necessary divergence from the traditional approach to the Ayahuasca experience.
Learn the wonders of DMT in this video produced by “Quantum University” titled "Pineal Gland - The Gateway to Expanded Consciousness."