Why Do Jesters and Tricksters Appear in the DMT Experience?

A jester is an entertainer that a monarch or nobleman would employ to entertain him and his guests. These court jesters thrived in the Medieval and Renaissance eras. These sprightly entertainers wore hats featuring floppy, pointed protrusions, with a bell hanging from the tip of each protrusion. They also donned motley clothing (the traditional costume…View Post

Why People Forget Their DMT Experiences – and How They Can Be Remembered

Many people who use DMT report that it is the most earth-shattering, revelatory and mystical experience they could ever imagine taking place (or never imagine such an experience was possible in the first place). But perhaps the most frustrating part of the DMT experience is the amnesia – being unable to remember clearly what felt…View Post

The Rising Popularity of DMT

The internet has enabled Terence McKenna’s lectures – and, in turn, his fascinating descriptions of the DMT experience – to circulate among the curious and experimental. But while the DMT Preacher has played a highly influential role in raising people’s awareness and interest in this strange substance, other factors have been at play in the…View Post

Terence McKenna: The DMT Preacher

Terence McKenna was to DMT what Timothy Leary was to LSD. In books such as The Archaic Revival (1990) and in numerous lectures, McKenna would attach great importance and value to the DMT experience. He went to great lengths to make sense of – and translate – an experience that for him remained the most…View Post

Are Human Beings Driven By a ‘Will to Novelty’?

Philosophers and psychologists throughout history have tried to define and elucidate the human species by referring to certain basic drives that we all have. One that I would like to suggest, which I believe reflects the trajectory of humanity, is the ‘will to novelty’ – the desire to seek out what is new and innovative.…View Post