Encounters with apparently sentient beings are reported by half of all first time users of the naturally occurring psychedelic DMT, yet the question of DMT beings and plant sentience, interspecies communication, discarnate consciousness, and perhaps even dialoguing with the divine has never been systematically explored.
In September 2015, ten of the world’s leading luminaries noted for exploring the mysterious compound DMT (dimethyltryptamine) gathered with other researchers at Tyringham Hall in England to discuss the subject. Over three days, they pooled their expertise from a wide range of subjects – archaeology, anthropology, religious studies, psychology, neuroscience, chemistry, and psychopharmacology, to name a few – to explore the notion of “entheogenic plant sentience” and the role of DMT as a conduit between Spirit and Matter.
In a conversation on DMT, Ancient Civilizations, and Other Dimensions at The Assemblage John Street, authors Graham Hancock and Daniel Pinchbeck explore whether other physical entities run into the same kinds of problems with consciousness as humans do.
Hancock suggests that DMT allows us to communicate with other beings that we would not have accessed otherwise, while intelligent entities have an innate awareness when it comes to us.
Watch the full conversation here.