A while back I was reading a book called DMT: The Spirit Molecule. It’s about a set of experiments a physician did on a number of patients in a Nevada hospital. Basically scientists refined pure DMT down into a liquid and would inject it into these people’s arms. This would then send the people’s consciousness into what they perceived to be alternate dimensions. If you don’t know already, DMT is a naturally occurring neuro-transmitter found within our brain and even within plants. For example, it’s the active hallucinogen in magic mushrooms or ayahuasca.
At low doses the people would just hallucinate. They would see these colorful visual patterns and would experience things happening in the room that weren’t there. It’s pretty much what you’d expect. But at high doses it was far more bizarre. As far as I could tell, whatever the normal connection is between consciousness and the brain seems to be altered drastically, and the person is blasted off into some alternative dimension. That’s why it’s called ‘the spirit molecule’.
People become this disembodied observer in strange realms that are far more real than this one. There they encounter strange beings who rush over to them, surprised and sometimes alarmed that they’ve shown up. In most realms these beings greet them and start telepathically beaming unconditional love into them. Then they surround the person and show them bizarre things. A crowd surrounds the person and they all clamor for attention. “Look at this! Look at this!” They then proceed to create strange, indescribable objects in front of them and say, “You can do it too! Don’t give yourself to amazement. Do it! DO IT!” Then all of the sudden voices of power will arise within the person and they can speak realities and bizarre objects into existence.
What’s really weird about all of this is that sometimes these people end up in completely coherent places. It’s not like a really random, highly fluctuating, disjointed experience, which is what I would expect from how neuroscience describes the brain and consciousness. Sometimes these people would end up in some alternative realm and it’d be clear as day. Like take this case. Terrence Mckenna ends up in some alien realm filled with highly intelligent reptilian beings. They’re surprised that he’s there, but once he arrives they see him as this wayward traveler and begin telling him (mind to mind) all about their civilization, their art, their morals, and everything else.
That happened to him one day when his head was filled with hallucinogens and he goes to turn on this old heater. The electronics in it start to make this humming noise and that frequency seemed to enter his brain. Before he knew it he was shot off to the reptile world.
There is no explanation for that. That goes against everything you’ll read in a neuroscience textbook about how our brain creates consciousness. How would flooding your brain with neurotransmitter, changing all kinds of random firings all over the brain give rise to a highly coherent reality? From what I’ve studied, neuroscientists say conscious experience begins by sense data impinging on the brain, which then stimulates certain patterns of brain activity which are interpreted into our sense of space, time, the objects we see, etc. So now when we activate them all in a random and chaotic fashion and listen to some frequency of sound we get a totally coherent reality? What? You should perceive chaos, a random barrage of memory, color, movement, etc. But that’s not what happens. It seems like the neurotransmitters allowed his neurons to fire at a different rate, and then when combined with that tone from the heater, the brain started firing and operating at that frequency, and off he went to the reptile world.
Studying all of this is really fascinating, what can we make of it? It is just totally bizarre. I left it thinking, “Well, I don’t understand any of this. There’s a lot I have to learn about reality.” I don’t know to what extent to consider their experiences “real”, or even what “real” means anymore.
But anyways, I read through that book and toward the end the author said that many of these crazy DMT trips resemble experiences people have when they die in the operating room and come back to life. Upon death people have these transcendental experiences that are apparently called “near death experiences”. I knew nothing about them, so I proceeded to study them in depth.
Apparently near death experiences are very common. Nearly one in every twenty people have them. We’re talking about millions and millions of people in the United States alone. I was overwhelmed that I hadn’t heard about something so common. It’s like I talked about in a post I wrote the other day — why is this information being withheld from me? The DMT experiences, the near death experiences, all of it. Why was this not in the textbooks? Millions of people have them yet there was not even a mention?
A common instance is someone dying on the operating table and then the doctor fights and fights, and then slowly brings them back to life. Another instance would be someone in a car accident and they die on the way to the hospital, are dead for a while, but the doctors manage to bring them back. You get the idea.
What do those people experience? From what I can tell, their brain activity starts to lose its ability to keep firing in certain patterns, and then it seems unable to hold a person’s conscious essence any longer. At that point the person hears this winding up frequency, higher and higher, and then ‘pop’. They just pop out of their body and they become this entity capable of observing space and time but are no longer able to interact with it in the same way. They remain ‘themselves’, but are not really the same sort of being anymore. For example, they don’t have a gender, or consider themselves a human anymore. They’re more like a sort of disembodied awareness. They oftentimes float around for a bit, look over their dead body, watch the doctors try to resuscitate them, float over to the waiting room and observe their mourning family, and then take off through the ceiling and observe space.
In that state they’re able to perceive what everyone is thinking and feeling. Their mind is connected to everyone else’s mind. If they intend (want) to know something going on, they just know it. If they want to be somewhere, or be near someone, that intention teleports them there and their loved one will be right in front of them. They can perceive the worry within the doctors, the sadness within the family members, and the thoughts of the kids roaming the hallways. However, they feel no attachment to anything in this world. They just observe it. It’s there, but it’s not a big deal to them.
It’s not long before a speck of light appears to them, which grows bigger and bigger, which then opens up into a tunnel of light. This light is incredibly beautiful and emanates love and joy. The person doesn’t have to enter it, but most are drawn to the love and beauty it emanates and they proceed into the tunnel. As they do, the feelings of love and joy intensify until eventually they pop out the other end, which is some sort of beautiful gorgeous realm. It’s hard to say it’s even a realm. It’s more like a state of being. Time stops, they’re connected to everyone and everything, they connect to some source of tremendous knowledge and power, and they become that. They also oftentimes encounter their relatives in the tunnel, or after they arrive in this place. Once they arrive there they then realize, “Oh, I’ve been here before. Oh, that’s right, I’m a citizen of this place. I’ve always lived here. I’ve always belonged here.”
All who experience this realm, or even come in contact with this tunnel are profoundly changed. They come back to this life and the way we live is abhorrent to them. Take the guy in the video above. He no longer could stand television. The violence really upset him. He couldn’t even stand make-up commercials. The idea that someone isn’t good enough to be loved was totally antithetical to this realm and everything it was about, and after experiencing even a glimmer of that place, adhering to that unconditional love was all that mattered. His kids would want to watch television and he’d have to escape to his room and avoid all contact.
But anyways, more about what’s beyond the tunnel. Upon reaching the realm inside the tunnel, people are often summoned to meet with the “Great One”, who turns out to be a familiar person they’ve always known for all eternity. I called it the Great One. Its the source, or maybe you could say ruler of this beautiful realm. Christians would call this being Jesus or God. However, some people don’t perceive this being as a man. Some perceive It as a woman. Others don’t even perceive this as a ‘place’, but just as a realm bursting with intense light and energy. In all cases the being they perceive is radiating magnificent light which makes the person feel overwhelmingly loved, appreciated, and happy.
At this point the person has to review the life they lived here on Earth. Christians would call this ‘the judgement’, though that’s misleading. From every account I’ve read, there was no ‘judgement’, however the experience they’re about to endure is quite trying. The Great One begins to project the person’s life on various displays, from birth to death. As this presentation goes on, at each moment the person’s consciousness is placed back in that moment, however they now experience things as the Great One saw it. The person being “judged” has to experience the consequences of their actions on every other conscious being, including themselves.
For example, if they made a crude joke, or said harsh words, or cheated, or did anything ‘bad’ to someone, they have to experience life from whoever it was they directly harmed. The person being judged “becomes” the person they harmed and they experience the pain directly. For example, remember that time you punt kicked your dog when you came in drunk? Well you’re going to become that dog, watch yourself come in the door, see and feel everything the dog felt, and feel the pain and fear of being punt kicked. Then you’re going to lie in pain as your drunk self yells at you (now the dog). Then this little exercise is going to end, you’ll snap out of this ‘virtual reality’ like experience, then the Great One looks at you in the eyes and says, “What do you think of what you did?” You’re going to experience this for every thought, action, and deed of your life. The Great One will continue to ask you, “What do you think of this? What do you think of that?”
Don’t think that this experience is entirely negative. It’s not. If you lived a good life, you’ll experience all those little moments of joy and happiness you brought into others lives as well. Every kind word, every kind deed done, you’ll directly experience what you did for them from their perspective. It goes both ways.
However, most people are ashamed of their lives and actions, and find themselves on the ground sobbing, begging for it to stop, begging for forgiveness and exclaiming, “I didn’t know! I didn’t know! How could I have done that? I just didn’t know!” Others do know it was wrong and just hang their head in shame. The Great One always forgives them and there is no punishment dealt out beyond this. Many were then told, “You are forgiven. That experience was for your learning.”
Sometimes people then ask this Great One, “What was my purpose on Earth?” NDE accounts vary as to the answer, but there are common themes. The most common message is that they were to love one another, unconditionally, just as the Great One loves unconditionally. They were supposed to help one another though life’s trials and obstacles, forgive those who did them wrong, and follow their conscience. Apparently their conscience was their link to the Great One, who was always there but was never forceful. Some people take time to listen to it, others ignore it. It’s your choice whether to pay attention to it, but this conscience was there as a warning system, “Don’t do this. You’re causing harm.” Next they’re told they were to love the animals, especially considering they depend on humans to exist. Finally they’re told they were to make some contribution toward making the world a better place to live, and preserve the planet for future generations. From what I could tell, this being cared very little about “accomplishments”, and more about things that make the world more welcoming, loving, and accepting.
Here is an account of a typical NDE.
Others sometimes want to know what their life could have been. At that point the Great One shows them many different alternative timelines, then people oftentimes look at the decisions they made with disgrace. They think, “My life could’ve been so much better. There could’ve been so much more love and meaning.” They snap their fingers and think, dang, why didn’t I think to do that? It was so simple! If I’d just done this simple thing, my life would’ve been drastically different.
As I read about this Great Being, I came to a very different opinion of It. Growing up I was told this being was very judgmental and wanted to throw you into hell for even the slightest sin, and if you didn’t beg for its forgiveness and have all your sins forgiven prior to your death, it was just ready to toss you into eternal torment. Apparently, if we take millions of people’s accounts into consideration, this Great One is nothing like that.
The more NDE accounts I’ve read, the more I like this ruler of the light realm. It seems totally fair, transparent, loving, and isn’t out to get you, but just wants to teach you so that when you exercise your freedom around other conscious beings in particular types of realities which have pain, you can avoid causing yourself and others pain.
I like the this light being a great deal. The more I read about It, I was filled with an overwhelming sense of respect. I immediately thought, “I hope this being exists.” I do experience that sense of “conscience” and wonder where it comes from. Sometimes I’ll be doing something or saying something and it’s like something taps me on the shoulder and says, “Not a good idea.” Is that my connection to that realm? -shrugs-
After reading thousands of these accounts, I sat at my bedside and pledged allegiance to this realm and its ruler. I have no qualms with any of Its mandates or judgments. Just like the guy in the video above, so much of what we do on this world disgusts me. If there’s a realm out there where deep, beautiful, unconditional love is overarching principle, I want to be a part of that. I’d even like to bring more of that into this world. And even if it doesn’t exist (how could I know?), it seems like a beautiful thing to live by. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this is how things actually are, but I can see half of you reading this thinking, “Jason, you’re believing this because you want it to be true!” Yeah, I do. It’d be awesome if it is. But I’ve already been applying that principle to my life, and I’ve seen nothing but good results.