A dimension is a range of electromagnetic frequencies that is defined by one’s biological capacity to perceive them. The visible spectrum of light is an example of an aspect of a dimension of reality. Anything above the visible spectrum, like ultraviolet, for instance, would exist in another dimension, because it cannot be perceived by our eyes under normal circumstances. Our audible spectrum would then combine with our visible spectrum, along with the spectrums for our other senses to combine an overall dimension of reality. It is this dimension that most of us live in our entire lives. Occasionally, we may have an experience that can be described as other worldly, or interdimensional, but normally we right it off as a strange anomaly and continue with our ‘normal’ dimension of reality. Everyone does experience other dimensions of reality nearly every night, when we dream, but we don’t tend to give those dimensions much attention either.
Ayahuasca is an ancient medicine that was perfected over ten thousand years ago by indigenous shamans of the Amazon Rainforest. It is the combination of two plants that when cooked together produce an elixir that allows the biological system to perceive more than the ‘regular’ dimension of reality. The two plants that are combined are typically a vine also called ayahuasca, scientifically known as banisteriopsis caapi, and the leaves of a variety of plants, but most commonly chacruna, scientifically known as psychotria viridis. It is interesting to note that it takes the combination of these two plants for the medicine to have the proper effect, and with over sixty thousand plant species in the Amazon Rainforest, it would be highly unlikely that the indigenous tribes of the jungle simply came upon the combination by accident.
The active ingredients in the Ayahuasca vine are harmaline, harmine, and tetraharmine, which are all known to modern science as MAO inhibitors, meaning that they prevent the body from producing an enzyme called Monoamine Oxidase. This enzyme would normally break down the active ingredient in the leaves of the chacruna plant, which is Dimethyltryptamine, and thus make it inactive. But, because of the presence of the MAO inhibitors, the Dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, stays active and travels up to the brain where it stimulates the pineal gland to produce its own DMT. I know this may sound confusing, but it’s important to outline the science of it all before we get to the good stuff. The pineal gland is a very important gland in the brain, as it is often referred to as the third eye, and is responsible for regulating waking and sleeping. So, ayahuasca is a medicine that stimulates a gland in the brain that regulates dreaming, which takes place in another dimension of reality.