Experiencing the Impossible on DMT

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A commonly reported feature of the DMT experience is that of impossibility. In the DMT space, one can be left astonished to witness objects, events, and beings that one regards as undeniably impossible. But does impossibility mean exactly in terms of the DMT experience? And are users correct in their apprehension (if that’s possible) of impossibility during the experience and in maintaining this belief when the experience is over? In the discussion on the difficulty of remembering DMT experiences, I reflected on how the perception of impossibility may help to explain the amnesiac tendency of DMT; but here I believe it would be fruitful to assess this experience of impossibility in more depth, as it raises some very deep questions about the limits of human perception, knowledge, and consensus reality.

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Originally published at https://www.samwoolfe.com on May 18, 2020.

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