By Hash Borgir | June 22, 2017
Hash C. Borgir’s “Navigating the Other Side: Personal Research into DMT”
“I see myself for what I truly am. I have lost eight years of my life… And yet, and yet, the moments I have had, the marvels I have witnessed, the wonderful truths I have seen. You see, when night falls and you close your eyes to sleep and dream, I have seen the things that you can only dream about. I have been there. I was lost at sea for a long time. But I have been there. Oh yes. All the way and back.” – Lemuel Gulliver
One must have always been fascinated and curious about the origins of consciousness, the peculiarities of mythological symbolism, and the spiritual experience. Why does the sacrality of experience manifest itself? Who am “I”? Why am I here? What is my final destination? Is there something beyond the “self”? These are all questions on which no ideation is possible unless there exists real feeling on one’s part for these things. Hierophanies are directly felt. The felt presence of the power of direct numinous experience is incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge.
My obsession with existence, life, death, and “the other” has exposed me to many psychedelics. In addition, I have sampled every form of spirituality packaged and offered in the global spiritual marketplace. The exposure to world religions, spiritual customs, and shamanic practices during my travels have prompted me to write this book. Software development is my profession. Mathematics and physics are my hobbies. I have consumed massive quantities of psychedelics in the past, taken deep journeys inwardly, meditated and explored the Universe within.
Gifted with great psychological curiosity and throughly prepared through a lifelong enthrallment with psychology and alchemy, I found myself ready to take on the challenge of plunging to the depths of the psyche to dig ever deeper as a Psycho-paleographer of the monuments of the sacred constructs of thought within the Universal consciousness. Ruined by culture and society, the structures erected to commemorate sacrality were built by the human mind over the course of millennia through the manifestation of the other.
On more than 500 DMT experiments, I’ve broken through, while during the remaining I slowly navigated the to Other Side, step by step, gradually increasing the dose from 1 mg to 80 mg and documenting the experiences. This book contains the most important parts of my research and personal logs, the lessons I learned and the methods I discovered to create sacred space. Passing over the rational, the irrational, the speculative and the accepted side of any psychological experience, I wanted to concentrate chiefly on it’s totality; to study what it is, and what it is simultaneously not. Existence has modalities, the sacred and the profane. The occident severed itself from the sacred, the “wholly other” and attached itself to the profane–the whole of humanity disconnected from the other–the world of tools and techniques, of thoughts and desires, of lust and envy, violence and brutality. For the modern man slave to psychology in his consciousness, physiological acts of existence such as eating, worship, sex, and so on are summarily an organic enterprise, but for the archaic man every act is never merely physiological; it is a sacrament in communication with the sacred.
Psychedelics, especially DMT, cause the “wholly other” to manifest itself as the “holy other”. It forces upon the individual the phenomenology and alchemical psychology of individuation. Psychedelics are a means to the sacred.
One purpose of this book is to inform and provide as much information about DMT and all of my personal experimentation, and its combinations with other psychedelics, so that the reader may proceed with caution. I have no answers, but I am only attempting to probe these questions ever deeper and never let a conclusion or answer stop me, and there may be volumes as we probe ever deeper. I welcome you to take this journey into the DMT Hyperspace with me. This book is a log of my personal DMT journeys numbering well over a thousand, and a look into the deep psychological structure of man which produces all of existence within the mind, the DMT space, and what it has to do with our consciousness, the real world, archetypes, mythology and life itself.
Extended State DMT: Synergies & Research
Hallucinogens are a group of chemically heterogeneous compounds, all with the ability to induce altered states of consciousness (ASC) characterized by profound alterations in mood, thought processes, perception, and experience of the self and environment otherwise rarely experienced except in dreams, contemplative and religious exaltation, and acute psychoses.
DMT has always left me wanting more. DMT is the fastest and the shortest in duration of all the psychedelics. It forces upon the individual with haste, with eclat, without hesitation its own agenda. The DMT flash lasts maybe 90 seconds total. I wanted to find a way to prolong this experience, to slow it down, and to be able to deeply study every single aspect of it. To that end, I have combined DMT with almost everything else I could get my hands on and I have landed upon some neat tricks I’d love to share with you.
As plant drugs, psychedelic hallucinogens have a long and colorful history. Because of their ability to produce a visionary and ecstatic state, they were often ascribed magical or mystical properties. For centuries, they were used restrictedly as sacraments in religious rites and people in the Western world were hardly aware of their existence. Examples of the use of naturally occurring hallucinogens in various cultures include psilocybin derived from the Aztec sacred magic mushroom teonanacatl, mescaline derived from the peyote cactus taken by Native Americans, or N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), the active ingredient of ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic plant extract employed by Amazonian Indians.
However, with the discovery of the hallucinogenic properties of the semisynthetic ergoline d-lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) by the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann in 1943, hallucinogens and related compounds have become the focus of modern scientific research.
Psychedelic hallucinogens can be classified by either chemical structure or their primary mode of action. The so-called serotonergic hallucinogens include indolamines, such as Tryptamines and LSD, phenylethylamines, such as mescaline and 2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodoamphetamine (DOI). Serotonergic hallucinogens act primarily upon 5-HT1 ( 5-HT2, 5-HT6, and 5-HT7 receptors and partly upon the dopamine (DA) receptors D1 and D2 and the adrenergicα2 receptors.
Some plants are considered plants of the gods, for their powers are laid to supernatural forces residing in their tissues, and they were Divine gifts to the earliest peoples of the Earth. Thousands of indigenous people of the region use them in sacred religious and healing ceremonies, as part of their traditional religions.
Banisteriopsis caapi is one of the great and sacred flora of the world. It grows throughout the entire Amazon basin of South America (Peru, Columbia, Ecuador, and Brazil). The use of this liana is deeply rooted in Amazonian mythology and philosophy, and countless plants of diverse families are often associated with it. Much remains to be learned about Banisteriopsis caapi, one of the most fascinating and culturally powerful plants on earth.
Banisteriopsis caapi, also known as ayahuasca, caapi or yagé, is a South American liana of the family Malpighiaceae. It is used to prepare ayahuasca, a decoction with a long history of entheogenic uses as a medicine and “plant teacher” among the indigenous peoples of the Amazon Rainforest. It contains harmine, harmaline, and tetrahydroharmine, all of which are both beta-carboline harmala alkaloids and MAOIs. The MAOIs in B. caapi allow the primary psychoactive compound, DMT (which is introduced from the other primary ingredient in ayahausca, the Psychotria viridis plant), to be orally active.
The name ayahuasca means “vine of the soul” in Quechuan, and the shamans of the indigenous western Amazonian tribes use the plant in religious and healing ceremonies. In addition to its hypnotic effect, caapi is used for its healing properties as a purgative, effectively cleansing the body of parasites and helping the digestive tract.
The use of Ayahuasca and other plant teachers for visionary experiences as well as for healing purposes appears to be ancient. According to tradition, Banisteriopsis Caapi Vine contains a sentient intelligence - with vast knowledge - which reveals guidance; the proper steps to follow in case of emotional or psychological problems, and even remedies that may be used for healing.
There is another plant found in my homeland of India called Peganum harmala, otherwise known as wile rue, Syrian rue, African rue, Esfand or Aspand. Peganum Harmala has been chieﬂy esteemed for its apotropiac power or power to avert evil, and is the chief plant regarded as having such power today. Allusions to its use in the very earliest of what is known as New Person literature shows that this practice was a very clear continuation of Pre-Islamic beliefs and traditions regarding the plant’s supernatural qualities. in particular, the burning of the Peganum Harmala seeds is mentioned quite Frequently in classical Persian literature.
Throughout the Islamic world, the burning of the seeds is believed to cast away evil spirits and bad energies. Wherever there is suspicion of the evil eye, lsfand is said to cleanse the evil spirits, protect the household, and ward off evil throughout much of the Middle East today, the seeds of Peganum Harmala or Isfand can be found as a critical element in numerous amulets and the capsules that contain the seeds which are Frequently strung together to make what is called a Panja, that are displayed in conservative Iranian households even today. These Panja are also hung outside the entrances to many Bedouin tents throughout the Middle East and are used for the very same purposes, to keep away evil, and ward off the evil eye. The widespread importance of Peganum Harmala is also reﬂected in North African Islamic data, where women will throw Peganum Harmala seeds on their door steps and over their shoulders saying, “The Harmel is sacred, O prophet of god protect us from bad male Jinn and bad Female Jinn. (Jinn are known as Spirits) This assertion that Peganum Harmala/Syrian Rue is sacred is expressed among the Bedouin Nomads as well as in Iranian folklore, folklore with pre-Islamic roots and traditions of a much more ancient Iranian origin.
Hamarla Alkaloids - The Bases of the Gods
Both of these plants are rich in Harmala alkaloids. These alkaloids are of interest for their use in Amazonian shamanism, where they are derived from other plants. The harmala alkaloid harmine, once known as telepathine and banisterine, is a naturally occurring beta-carboline alkaloid that is structurally related to harmaline, and also found in the vine Banisteriopsis caapi. Tetrahydroharmine is also found in B. caapi and P. harmala. Dr. Alexander Shulgin has suggested that harmine may be a breakdown product of harmaline. Harmine and harmaline are reversible MAOIs of the MAO-A isoform of the enzyme, and can stimulate the central nervous system by inhibiting the metabolism of monoamine compounds such as serotonin and norepinephrine.
The harmala alkaloids occur in Peganum harmala in concentrations of roughly 3%, though tests have documented anywhere from 2-7% or even higher, as natural sources tend to vary widely in chemical makeup. Harmala alkaloids are also found in the Banisteriopsis caapi vine, the key plant ingredient in the sacramental beverage Ayahuasca, in concentrations that range between 0.31-8.43% for harmine, 0.03-0.83% for harmaline and 0.05-2.94% for tetrahydroharmine.
As mentioned above, some harmala alkaloids can be used as an monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) to facilitate the ingestion of DMT and other tryptamines; while not generally used as a hallucinogen alone, there are reports of such use.
These beta-carboline Harmala alkaloids, possess a certain secret which maybe unknown to most people outside of my culture.
Harmal Ki Dhooni - How to prolong DMT Peak Flash
My grandmother was a “Dehar” Shaman from India. She gave me Ayahuasca at the age of three. It’s called “Harmal Ki Dhooni.” This is a process where the Shaman places hot coals upon a tray or a hole in the ground, throw dried and crushed hamala seeds on top, drape a towel over your head, and inhale as much as one can. Harmala when smoked in decent enough quantities will produces psychedelic state of mind and even some visions if taken in enough amount.
I discoverd with Harmala and DMT a neat trick. A dhooni of Harmal before smoking DMT drastically slows down the onset and severely prolongs the duration. Not only does it come on much more slowly, it lasts an order of magnitude as long. I am able to pay attention, look at the landmarks, talk to the beings, interact with them, play with their objects and gifts, jump into their objects and toys, and emerge from the object of another. I can create my own worlds inside the DMT space.
There so much more to do in the DMT Hypersphere when one can stay in for hours.
I consume roughly 500mg of Harmala alkaloids with Cannabis or by itself in a dab rig and totally saturate my brain with the MAOi compound. This is the key to prolonging the DMT state. After smoking 500mg of Harmala alkaloids, I wait for about half hour or so and then I vaporize the DMT in massive quantities, roughly 80-100mg of pure white crystals.
Not only does this prolong the DMT flash, it intensified it by at least ten-fold. I touched upon this in my personal blog: The Most Potent Psychoactive Concoction On The Planet, Created By Hash Borgir
Extended State DMT with Lysergamides
Various Lysergamides when combined with Harmala alkaloids quadruple the amount of time you stay within the Hypersphere. Lysergamides are amides of lysergic acid. Ergoline refers to a class of compounds derived from alkaloids of a group of fungi known as ergot in the claviceps genus. These compounds typically have have strong psychedelic effects.
Lysergamides are polycyclic amides which have both phenethylamine and tryptamine groups embedded within their structure and a carboxamide group attached to carbon number eight. Varying the substituent attached to the nitrogen atoms has produced a variety of drugs with psychedelic effects as well as prescription drugs for treating headaches and inducing labor. Hydroxylation of the aromatic ring is one method of metabolizing lysergamides in humans and produces compounds with greater affinity to dopamine receptors.
The psychedelic effects of lysergamides are believed to come from its efficacy at the 5-HT2A receptor as a partial agonist. Lysergamides are known to have affinity for a much greater variety of receptors than other psychedelic drugs.
Among the ones I have personall used are:
In LSD the aromatic benzene ring A and the N-6 nitrogen are essential for hallucinogenic activity; these sites may react with the receptor. The conformations of amphetamines and indolealkylamines at the receptor are such that the aromatic benzene ring lies like ring A of LSD and the alkylamino nitrogen lies like the N-6 of LSD. Ring A may interact with the receptor by forming a π-molecular complex, as suggested by the correlation between hallucinogenic activity and energy of the highest occupied molecular orbital (EH) of congeneric series. The N-6 nitrogen of LSD and the sterically congruent nitrogen of the other hallucinogenic compounds may react with the receptor by forming a donor acceptor complex of the n-π* or n-σ* type. Other portions of the hallucinogenic molecules confer a favorable EH: these include the methoxy and hydroxyl groups of the amphetamines (and mescaline), and the indolealkylamines; and the pyrrole ring of LSD and the indolealkylamines.
EXTREMELY Extended DMT states (Only for the Extreme Psychonaut)
When I really want to stay inside the DMT hypersphere for a few hours (not Ayahuasca, but smoked DMT), I would:
- Consume 250mg of Harmaline orally, mixed in water
- 1mg (1000ug or 10x 100ug tabs) of LSD or another lysergamides.
When you’ve got 250mg of Harmaline saturating your insides, and you eat 1mg of LSD, it potentiates the LSD by incredible amounts. Now at the peak of this combined LSD and Syrian Rue trip, I vaporize 350mg or smoke it with Cannabis. That sends the LSD into a frenzy of visuals. I wait about half an hour to let the smoked harmaline saturate my brain, and then I dab, in one giant hit, 80-100mg of pure white crystalline DMT, and pinch my nose shut. I hold my breath and when the patterns start to form, I begin to exhale very slowly, never wanting to let all the DMT out.
I have been able to make the DMT flash just over three hours. I am certain it can be further prolonged.
There are multiple synergies which prolong the duration drastically. For three hours, I once remained inside the DMT space coupled with 6mg (6000ug) 25-i, 25-h, 25-c-, and 25-d all combined on one blotter, and what I was able to do there was phenomenal. Many other synergies and prolongation effects will be covered in the next article! :)