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Survey of entity encounter experiences occasioned by inhaled N,N-dimethyltryptamine: Phenomenology, interpretation, and enduring effects

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  • New study hints that N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (known as psychedelic DMT) experiences bring positive changes to people’s lives.
  • 2561 people with mean age of 32 years, 77% male, responded to an online survey and shared their single most memorable entity encounter after taking DMT.
  • The way most study participants described it is very similar - that they met a guide, spirit, alien or helper.
  • Even though 41% felt fear, the most prominent emotions were love, kindness and joy, and a lot of participants say they stopped being atheist after the experience.
  • They also rated their experiences after DMT as the most insightful lifetime experience that brought long-term positive changes and meaning to their lives.

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