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Introductions/Newbies / Welcome!
« on: July 25, 2022, 06:53:13 PM »
Welcome to all new members!

We may not have the most frequent or timely responses, but this forum is alive and well.

It is a repository of information and knowledge that may be helpful in your exploration and in your experiences with 5-MeO-DMT. Please don’t be discouraged if your intro post isn’t responded to. They are all read by myself and other members, and your posts in the other sections of the forum will get responses.

Wishing you all the best and grateful that you are here with us!

This has already been stated in the terms of agreement for using the forum but we have recently had a few people joining and offering to sell drugs. This is a harm reduction forum and is NOT for the sale, transfer, or acquisition of illegal substances or services. Any such activities will result in an instant ban from the forums.

I'm going to move this to the Preparation and Integration section of the forum, as that's where we talk about integration issues and post-experience effects.

This topic has been moved to Preparation and Integration.

General Discussion / MOVED: Sense of agency in the 5-MeO-DMT State
« on: September 25, 2019, 06:15:56 PM »

Preparation and Integration / The Reactivations Thread
« on: July 15, 2019, 08:49:33 AM »
As reactivations are an issue that has come up frequently, I thought I would create a large thread that can be one place for reactivation discussions to take place.

Here are some snippets of info that we have around the forums thus far regarding reactivations:
Thread with good integration advice and thoughts on things one can do when experiencing reactivations:
Thanks @HumbleVoyger. I may look into somatic experiencing later down the line, but yes, yoga and particularly more rigorous physical exercise has been very beneficial in helping me to integrate/ground into my body. Things seem to be normalizing more and more, but I noted the same thing one week ago and then had another sleepless night... But ultimately it's only when going to sleep that I'm having intimations of reactivations, and mostly minor ones, relative to the prior weeks (aside from last week's sleepless night just mentioned). Mostly it's lots of intensely psychedelic activity behind closed eyes as I try to fall asleep.

I saw this posted in another integration thread by @Flux, and I think it sums up my feelings very well on things at the moment:

"Often one of the overlooked aspects of integration is the everyday mundane tasks...washing up, showering, sitting in the sun, walking to the shops, etc. people rush to embrace other spiritual modalities like Vipassana meditation, Kundalini yoga, Wim Hof breathing, etc...when what is most needed is not to facilitate any further 'awakening' but to anchor the one that 5-MeO has catalysed"

Thread with some information about reactivations and how they may occur
It appears that reactivations are most common when large doses of 5-MeO-DMT are consumed, shocking the system and creating a traumatic response that is later triggered in the form of a “reactivation”. To avoid this potentially difficult aspect of integration, using the lowest effective dose when vaporizing or using a lowest effective dose with a  route of administration that has a slower onset (such as insufflation) might be preferable. Reactivations seem to occur when people are falling asleep or engaged in meditative practices so it may be unlikely for a reactivation to happen during a presentation.

That being said, I think following those guidelines may help in preventing unwanted effects after the experience.

A thread tracking someone's experience as they worked through reactivations with suggestions
Hi there mrnothing -
it seems that physical activity helps greatly with reactivations, grounding especially but being in nature, swimming, running and yes, yoga. In terms of the blank canvas effect, this is not uncommon and can occur with other psychedelics too. What I would suggest is start trying new things in order to build up new connections to meaningful actions... learn an instrument, learn a language, try painting or drawing, or anything creative, volunteer something that could use your help... the sense of being in service is really valuable.
all the best,

Great thread on "Kundalini" type energetic activations and ideas for resourcing

Anyways that should be good to start off. Feel free to comment on any of the above topics or quotes or simply start sharing your own experiences. Hopefully this thread will be a good place for people to talk about reactivations and get help in working through issues of their own!


Introductions/Newbies / MOVED: Intro
« on: April 24, 2019, 01:17:52 PM »

General Discussion / Server Updates
« on: April 24, 2019, 01:11:10 PM »
Thanks to donations from our wonderful members, there have been significant security and server upgrades made to the 5 Hive. Pages should now be loading 500% faster than they were before, we have a new stronger encryption system, and have set up a firewall to prevent DDoS and MITM attacks.

Thank you again! Hopefully if we continue to get funds, we will be able to hire a designer to redo the layout of the site to make it easier to use and more easy to access on mobile devices.

Cheers!  <3 _/|\_ <3

General Discussion / Temporary Technical Difficulties
« on: April 21, 2019, 09:30:56 AM »
For those who had issues accessing the site in the last two days, please know that it was a temporary lapse in SSL certificate validation and I was not able to renew the certificates until today. Thank you for understanding and let us continue the discussions!


Here's the link for an open letter containing detailed evidence of malpractice from both Octavio Rettig and Gerry Sandoval. I encourage everyone to read and consider signing this document.

Articles / MOVED: My latest.
« on: January 20, 2019, 10:55:45 PM »

General Discussion / Forum Funding
« on: January 20, 2019, 10:44:11 PM »
The forum has been running for two years now!

However, that also means that server license renewal is due. If possible, please consider contributing funds to keeping the server running. It costs $200 every two years and has been entirely funded out of my own pocket. Anything you can contribute helps, thank you.

All the best,

General Discussion / MOVED: Infinity then difficult return then beauty
« on: November 11, 2018, 10:29:38 AM »
This topic has been moved to 5-MeO-DMT Experiences and Testimonials because it is a trip report with synthetic 5-MeO-DMT.

General Discussion / “Like” function
« on: June 26, 2018, 06:47:08 AM »
The “Like” function is now available to all! Enjoy :)

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