What is Changa ?
In many ways, changa DMT and exploring psychedelics involves opening your mind to the one thing that human beings fear most: death. And while it may sound more than a tad dramatic, this statement is actually true—researchers are investigating similarities between psychedelic experiences and near-death experiences. The psychedelic of choice for these experiments? N-n-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), the main hallucinogen in ayahuasca and smoking DMT.
Ayahuasca and changa drug are both botanical preparations of DMT (although, the two have very different origins). Smoking DMT is both the common name of the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and the psychoactive drink traditionally prepared by some Amazonian tribes. It has a history of use that dates back at least 1,000 years.
Changa isn’t so traditional. The herbal blend was popularized in the early 2000s by an Australian man named Julian Palmer. To make changa, Palmer spiked dried caapi vine with isolated meO and rolled it into a smokable joint. Yet, while Palmer is the man behind the name “smoke DMT”, he certainly wasn’t the first person to mix DMT with smokable herbs. Before Palmer, parsley and other plants were commonly used for this purpose.
What Does Changa DMT Do?
DMT is dubbed “the spirit molecule” for a reason. It’s an entheogen. An entheogenis a plant or synthetic drug that can inspire feelings of intense spirituality. During traditional ceremonies, ayahuasca is used to conduit to the spirit world. Although, how that spirit world manifests to you and how you understand it is likely influenced by culture and language.
In western scientific terms, DMT may induce bodily processes that mimic those that occur during near-death experiences. 2018, in fact, researchers at the Imperial College London decided to put DMT to the test. In a study, they compared the experiences described by patients given intravenous DMT with those commonly reported by people who have had a traumatic near-death experience.