DMT is a powerful psychedelic drug found in nature that causes intense, surreal experiences that defy explanation. How does it work, and why is it so powerful?

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Understanding DMT begins with nature. Dimethyltryptamine is actually found in fungi and animals. It is similar to serotonin. In humans, DMT produces powerful psychedelic states. These states can cause human subjects to claim to “visit alternate dimensions with geometry and laws that cannot be explained via modern language.” DMT has been in use by humans for at least 5,000 years, and the state it induces is highly sought after. The almost spiritual quality of the experience has earned DMT the nickname “the spirit molecule.” DMT is classified as a Schedule 1 Substance in many countries, so its possession and use are strictly illegal.