Mystery School in Hyperspace: A Cultural History of DMT

dmtNew book on DMT, one of the weirdest psychedelic neurotransmitters this side of the milky way, by Graham St. John. The West has known about DMT since the 50s, yet we know extremely little about how it has impacted society since then. This is surprising, considering how earth-shattering the experience is. Perhaps its ability to elude linguistic description is partially to blame. Or perhaps there is more than meets the eye to its history and true impact.

Via The Nexian:

A great new book has been published that explores the rise of DMT in our culture. Knowing where we’ve been with this enigmatic molecule and how it has become entangled within our culture is vital to understanding where we are going as the second psychedelic rennaisance continues to unfold into the future. Herein you will also find art donated by DMT-Nexus members Cyb and Art Van D’lay.

Since the mid-1950s, the psychoactive compound DMT has attracted the attention of experimentalists and prohibitionists, scientists and artists, alchemists and hyperspace emissaries. While most known as a crucial component of the “jungle alchemy” that is ayahuasca, DMT is a unique story unto itself. Until now, this story has remained untold. Mystery School in Hyperspace is the first book to delve into the history of this substance, the discovery of its properties, and the impact it has had on poets, artists, and musicians.

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