Shamanic Trance DMT and You
Shamanic Trance a definition
There is a lot of information on different ways to obtain a shamanic trance, and yet little discussion of exactly what it is. It can be defined as that state in which one obtains an altered consciousness that allows one to see, feel, hear, and/or experience another reality. In this state, the individual is able to visit alternate planes of reality, contact entities that can be defined as spirits, or guides, obtains information to assist themselves or others, retrieves souls, and make adjustments to their own reality and others.
In other words it is the process of reality shifting used by an individual who practices shamanic arts.
What about Me?
While this tool is identified with the Shaman or Shamanic Practitioner, every individual has the potential and the ability to utilize this tool to assist in their own healing process. During the course The Warrior Within I assist individuals to use this process themselves to help become more in tune with their own spirit, conscious, and subconscious reality. Some literature speaks of this as a gift that is granted to specific individuals. In my experience, anyone can achieve this state.
According to Rick Strassman in his book DMT: The Spirit Molecule the pineal gland produces melatonin, has high concentrations of serotonin, and the gland can convert serotonin into tryptamine. The unique enzymes that produce di-methyl-tryptamine, (DMT,) are also present in the pineal gland in very high concentrations. Hence, the pineal gland is indeed as he calls it the Psychedelic Pineal.The gland itself is located in the Thalamus which is located in the brain at the base of the cerebral cortex.
Therefore, since this is a naturally occurring substance in the brain, then learning to activate it’s production is something that can be learned.
This is the compound that assists humans to cross into the other non physical realms.
How to Encourage the Release of DMT
As I stated above, releasing DMT into the body can be learned. It is this compound that is utilized to facilitate travel away from the physical realm. Medical science has determined that meditation is one state that facilitates the production of DMT in the system. Therefore, learning appropriate and successful meditation techniques is key to the release of the wonderful compound.
Through the ages, many techniques have been used to induce the reality shift necessary (although maybe unknowingly) to release DMT. Drumming, shaking of a rattle, meditation, “chewing the thumb”, and dance, to name just a few.
Learning and practicing any form of meditation is the easiest way to learn to “travel the worlds”. During this state, one can see things more clearly, assist in the natural healing process, and experience a wide range of seemingly impossible things.
The Shaman in YOU
While it is true that practice makes perfect, every individual is their OWN shaman. As a shaman, I assist other individuals in learning to heal themselves through alternate healing modalities like Reiki , and the deep meditation or journeying that is necessary to promote general well being and a balanced and happy life. Utilizing the shamanic trance, every individual CAN heal themselves.
True, individuals who have the “call” to be a shaman, can also utilize this to assist others, yet, this does not change the fact that one can heal oneself.
We know from many sources that the body and the mind can heal itself, this is one process that can assist you in doing it.
How to create a Shamanic Trance State in Me?
SO, what does one do next?
1. Learn to meditate
2. Practice meditation OFTEN, alone and with others
3. TRAIN yourself through REPETITION to release DMT through drumming, dancing, or any other method that allows you to travel beyond the physical reality.
4. Write down your experiences, share them with others of like mind.
5. Relax, whatever you see, is what you see, NO ONE can tell you what is right or wrong, after all it is your mind.
6. Finally, have FUN, enjoy, you are a unique and wonderful part of the Universal Consciousness.