Originally Posted by The Last Man
Yes, I've heard that smoking ayahuasca
is extremely and sometimes overwhelmingly powerful. But if the experience is spread over several hours rather than minutes, maybe you have more time to calm down enough to make some sense of all the things you experience?
Anyway, I couldn't deal with such an intense experience on such a short time. I invariably need time to accustom myself to the altered state of consciousness.
Don't be so sure, from SWIM
's experience he had no choice "to deal with such an intense experience" and for me, thats what DMT
can be about, losing control and letting go. If SWIY smokes enough he might experience an ego death, which is sort of like a generic term considering infinity AKA DMT. it's kind of complicated to explain, but if SWIY puts himself out there and experimented with smoking small amounts using the right equipment, then he has a lot to be intrigued by without being scared. IMO i reckon SWIY should try smoking DMT before ingesting with a MAOI
... you've got nothing to lose, and remember the risks of taking an inhibitor with an oral dose, SWIM has smoked DMT maybe a 100 times. SWIM's still reluctant to do a MAOI + DMT dose, and neither are his droogs.
Sorry if i'm going on a bit, but i really think you should get a feel for it first and respect it's power. The best way iMO would be to smoke small amounts ant then progress from there.
to summarise, if SWIY were to take a decent hit of smoked DMT he would have no choice but to accept this amazing altered state of reality. Yeah obviously it's full on and intense but the bottom line is that it's safe, it may take you 30 seconds to a minute to get over the fear, but once you've been there, you learn to let go and embrace every second of it.
One last thing..... Time seems to stand still the second you rip that pipe, time doesn't exist depending on how much one smokes.
You also mentioned the short term effects of smoking DM would detract from the overall experience. Well let me put it this way, you spend around 5 mins tripping balls, and then for the next 15- 20 minutes you sit/lay there and reminisce over the impossibility you lust witnessed, you'll find yourself uncontrollably laughing about what SWIY just witnessed.
Oh and just to clarify, you can't consider ayahuasca DMT... I highly doubt one could smoke an ayahuasca brew meant for ingestion