What is DMT?
As you may know (especially if you came upon this page via a search engine query), Dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, is a chemical of the tryptamine family, occurring naturally in over ten thousand plant and animal species (including humans). It is an incredibly potent entheogen and should accordingly be respected as such.
Dimethyltryptamine has been used in various forms by mankind for many years and for many purposes, including healing, recreation, magic and communion. One well-known DMT-based preparation is the Amazonian psychedelic brew Ayahuasca, manifold variants of which can be made from a great variety of plants from around the world. A lesser-known yet increasingly popular route of ingestion is via the smokable Changa.
Despite these traditions – and the fact that it is found everywhere in nature – DMT is currently a class A substance under UK drug law. This is presumably due more to the often bizarre and extremely dissociative effects caused by the drug’s ingestion than to the actual demonstrable harm caused to mass society, reflecting not only the relative scarcity of DMT and its derivative preparations on the UK black market but also the country’s increasingly bizarre insistence on holding to a laughable weighting of physical harm for legislative purposes.
The above brief excursion into the illuminating world of DMT aside, Dissident Reality offers this incomplete list of books focusing either solely or substantially on the drug in all its forms…
Green text for a title indicates our recommendations for covering the basics and more – Do contact us if you know of a title we’ve missed!
Books About DMT
Martin W. Ball – ‘The Entheological Paradigm: Essays on the DMT and 5-MeO-DMT Experience, and the Meaning of It All’
162 pages | Kyandara Publishing (2011) | English
ISBN-10: 057808080X | ISBN-13: 978-0578080802
Graham St John – ‘Mystery School in Hyperspace’
304 pages | Evolver Editions (2015) | English
ISBN-10: 1583947329 | ISBN-13: 978-1583947326
Jonathan Ott – ‘Pharmacotheon: Entheogenic Drugs, Their Plant Sources and History’
640 pages | Natural Products Co. (1993) | English, Spanish
ISBN-10: 0961423498 | ISBN-13: 978-0961423490
Julian Palmer – ‘Articulations: On the Utilisation and Meanings of Psychedelics’
216 pages | Anastomosis Books (2014) | English
ISBN-10: 099255280X | ISBN-13: 978-0992552800
Keeper of the Trout & Friends – ‘Some Simple Tryptamines’
304 pages | Better Days Publishing (2002) | English
Rick Strassman – ‘DMT – The Spirit Molecule’
384 pages | Park Street Press (2000) | English
ISBN-10: 9780892819270 | ISBN-13: 978-0892819270
Rick Strassman, et al – ‘Inner Paths to Outer Space’
376 pages | Park Street Press (2008) | English
ISBN-10: 159477224X | ISBN-13: 978-1594772245