Another good visit to Lucky Otter’s Haven!
Credit: In Eredia’s Room
I’ve been taking melatonin (a natural hormone produced by the human pineal gland that controls the sleep/wake cycle and circadian rhythms) to control my SAD symptoms. It’s working, but there is a side effect — very weird and vivid dreams. This isn’t as unpleasant as it seems. Some of the dreams are interesting, if not entirely pleasant. One I had last night seemed important enough I’m going to talk about it in therapy this week. I was still half asleep when I scribbled it down so I would remember later.
There’s a reason for this. Scientific evidence has shown that melatonin releases small amounts of dimethyltryptamine (DMT) from the pineal gland. DMT is a powerful (actually the most powerful) psychedelic drug, and also the only one that is naturally produced in the human (and other mammalian) brain and is likely responsible for both…
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