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Gold Fractal, by Niedec

Hanging Out with DMT Machine Elves- For Science!

Calling occupants of entheogenic craft! Have you ever had a DMT trip in which you encountered ‘entities’ that didn’t seem to be a figment of your own imagination? There’s an ongoing scientific study in need of your help:

We are researchers at Johns Hopkins University working on a research study regarding the experiences of people who have had encounters with seemingly autonomous beings or entities after taking DMT. This anonymous internet survey involves asking about your experiences, including the short-term and long-term effects.

If you have ever had such an experience, we would greatly appreciate it if you would complete our survey. If you know of others who have ever had an experience of encountering a seeming autonomous being or entity after taking DMT, please send them the link and encourage them to participate. This includes people who had such an experience long ago.

As you may know, our team has conducted survey and laboratory studies investigating the phenomenology of psychedelic substance use and this new survey is an important extension of our published and ongoing research. If you are interested in participating or would like to know more about the study, please click the link below to the secure study site. We anticipate that it will take you approximately 20-40 minutes to complete the survey. Your participation is completely anonymous.

Principal investigator: Roland R. Griffiths, Ph.D. Protocol IRB00158052

Dr. Roland R. Griffiths is a professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His main line of work has been studying the subjective and behavioral effects of mood-altering drugs, and has written over 360 journal articles and book chapters –e.g. “Psilocybin Can Occasion Mystical-Type Experiences Having Substantial and Sustained Personal Meaning and Spiritual Significance.” (Psychopharmacology, July of 2006), which proved instrumental in setting up trials for the testing of the emotional benefits of psylocibin among terminal patients.

So if you’ve had a tête à tête with one of Terence McKenna’s self-dribbling jeweled basketballs, please consider contributing to the Johns Hopkins study by following this link and filling the online survey:

Hopkins Entity Study

…And if you want to share some of your psychonautic journeys with us, we sure wouldn’t mind!

(H/T Dennis McKenna)

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