DMT, can be found in many
plants and animal species, but its effects are said
to be as rare and powerful as the divine.
When ingested, this molecule can induce a profound
psychedelic experience filled with mystical
hallucinations and fleeting surges of euphoria.
From its use in ancient rituals to its modern day
scientific applications, 'DMT - A Lost History' traces
its long and complicated journey.
Many users of DMT - both in ancient times and in
present day - report of its power to transform the
landscape and to bring them closer than ever before
to the face of God.
The film's focus is on its probable use many
centuries ago, and how those instances helped to
shape the world we all live in today.
The filmmaker traces the use of DMT back to ancient
Egypt, and enforces his findings with the presence
of the Eye of Ra in their hieroglyphics, which is
similar in form to the
pineal gland, an area of the
brain that is responsible for meditation and dreams.
Also linked to the notion of meditation are the
practices in ancient India.
Evidence from that region suggests that the compound
was a popular ingredient for a particularly potent
Meanwhile, medicine men in pre-christian Greece
might have used the compound for medicinal purposes.
The origins of christianity and judaism are also
linked to psychedelic concoctions like DMT in the
Did it contribute to the image of the burning
bush as reported by Moses?
Did early baptisms bring about a near death
experience that mirrored the cosmic effects of
Insights from more recent history tie DMT to the
time of America's founding fathers and the
construction of the Constitution.
The film examines a series of symbols that are
present throughout ancient communications and art
work, passages of the Bible, and long-deserted
rituals and customs to build its compelling case.
Featuring informal but well informed narration and
appealingly trippy animations, 'DMT - A Lost History'
shows how the most progressive and consequential
ideas throughout world history might have been the
result of this majestic psychedelic substance.