The Medicinal Mindfulness Extended-State DMT program (DMTx) was initiated in February 2016 by Daniel McQueen, co-founder of Medicinal Mindfulness. DMTx is based on the cutting edge pharmacokinetic research of Dr. Andrew Gallimore and the revolutionary DMT research of Dr. Rick Strassman. Our DMTx program explores legal psychedelic research and exploration opportunities that are congruent with the needs and interests of the psychedelic community.
Potential applications of Extended-State DMT experiences seem limitless: therapeutic healing, advanced creative problem-solving, consciousness exploration, and explorations in the nature of reality itself.
It is because of the importance of this work that all of us at Medicinal Mindfulness wish to share what we are learning with the international psychedelic community and to bring our community into the creation and implementation process of this psychedelic inspired program.
Daniel McQueen, MA
Daniel McQueen (MA) is a professional psychedelic therapist and guide with a Masters in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University. With his wife Alison McQueen (MA, LPC), Daniel is the co-director and manager of Medicinal Mindfulness, a local consciousness community and psychedelic education program in Boulder, Colorado.
Daniel facilitates individual and group psychedelic experiences using psychedelic cannabis blends and transformational breathwork techniques. He is the Principal Organizer of the Medicinal Mindfulness Extended-State DMT Program.
Carla J. Clements, PhD LPC
Dr. Carla Clements (PhD, LPC, BCPB) has been a professor at Naropa University in Boulder, CO in the Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Psychology Department for the last 15 years. She was the chair of the department for a decade, and continues to teach Assessment in Counseling, Group Dynamics, Helping Relationships, and Transpersonal Psychology. In May 2018, she retired to become the Principal Investigator of the DMTx program.
Carla has also maintained a private practice in psychotherapy, specializing in the treatment of PTSD in women, for the past 30 years. During the past three years, Carla was the Independent Rater for the MAPS-sponsored phase 2 study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for treatment resistant, chronic PTSD. This experience renewed a lifelong interest in consciousness-expanding compounds which she continues to research today.
The Rest of Us
Carla and Daniel represent a team of about 24 professional volunteers, ranging from medical doctors, assessment experts, computer programmers, an EEG analyst, technologists, philosophers, community organizers, therapists, artists, musicians, and other healers, who are organizing around this project. Due to the nature of the DMTx program, we are choosing to keep who they are private for now. More information about our team is coming soon.
DMT is a powerful psychedelic medicine used throughout history by consciousness explorers. It is found in thousands of plants, such as Mimosa hostilis, traditional psychedelic brews like Ayahuasca, and occurs naturally in the human lungs and brain. When a small dose is smoked or injected, DMT elicits a “more real than real” otherworldly experience, leaving the journeyer with a profound sense of awe and wonder. Many people report significant encounters with hyper-realistic entities and beings that seem alive, aware, intelligent and infinitely complex.
The experience is so intensely “real” that many people question their understanding of reality itself. While there are some risks associated with DMT use, in a skillful and intentional setting, it is not only very safe, but can be an extremely healing experience for users.
Extended-state dmt (dmtx)
The new pharmacokinetic model developed by Dr. Gallimore and Dr. Strassman proposes a way that pure DMT experiences can be safely extended and stabilized. While a typical DMT “flash” lasts about 5-7 minutes, only providing a glimpse of a vastly complex inner experience, the new method uses advanced medical technology to stabilize DMT levels in the blood so that the DMT peak can be extended safely without overdosing or harming the psychonaut.
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This is called Extended-State DMT, or DMTx for short. These terms were developed in conversations with Dr. Gallimore about his research so we could best define the experience. The DMTx extended peak would be five times stronger than Ayahuasca and can theoretically last many hours. The acceleration of the entry, the intensity of the peak, and the duration of the DMT experience can literally be programed, or “dialed-in,” even adjusted during the experience, for different therapeutic, advanced problem solving, and consciousness explorations experiences. It can be quickly “turned off” if any safety concerns become apparent, therefore it is unlike any psychedelic experience previously possible. It combines an ancient medicine with advanced medical technology to elicit a brand new type of psychedelic expedition.
+ The Plan...
Our long-term goal is to develop and implement FDA-approved clinical research in Boulder, Colorado, USA, that studies DMT and Extended-State DMT. Several team members are starting in May 2018 to begin protocol development and the approval process. We believe this could take a few years.
In the short term, we believe it might be possible to legally initiate a “proof of concept” DMTx expedition in another country where DMT is legal to use in religious and personal use contexts. We’ve received preliminary legal and technical advice that indicates this might be possible and safe so we’re going to give it a serious try. The goal of that expedition would be the Spring of 2020.
Any expedition would follow the same safety protocols of FDA research. However, working outside some of the cultural constraints of the FDA would allow us to explore a model that was congruent with the passionate interests of the psychedelic community. Namely, to explore the important question: What in the world is really going on here?
+ The Goals...
Our intention is to develop new psychedelic-assisted clinical therapies, develop advanced creative problem solving protocols, explore consciousness and the psyche, to try to define the “realness” of the experience, and to potentially develop a medical device, the “Matrix Machine” (a term invented by Dr. Gallimore) that can be used to safely and effectively administer DMTx experiences by a trained DMTx technician.
Images of machines that project explorers into different “realities” are embedded in our popular sci-fi culture - movies like Total Recall, Contact, The Matrix, Inception, and in the writings of authors like Philip K. Dick. It turns out, these machines might be less science fiction that we thought.
Psychedelic use has a solid history of supporting innovative discovery (think iPhone and DNA), and in this day and age, we need all the help we can get. As cool as alternate reality exploration is, and as important as clinical healing modalities are, the primary focus of our work will be to develop advanced problem solving protocols that can be applied to technology development that can help heal our planet.
We intend to share what we learn as we go. Medicinal Mindfulness is a signatory of the Statement on Open Science and Open Praxis with Psilocybin, MDMA, and Similar Substances. While we primarily strive to express this research safely and from a psychedelic identity perspective, Medicinal Mindfulness does not claim ownership of any of these ideas and we will continue to encourage and collaborate with other psychedelic researchers.
These are exciting times and we are deeply called to promote this new model within the larger Psychedelic Renaissance in a safe and sacred way.
DMTx Psychonaut Training Retreat
For how long can someone be in this “space” exploring the territory safely? What skill sets and capacities will be required for the first DMTx Psychonauts? Medicinal Mindfulness is developing a DMTx Psychonaut Training Protocol so we can most skillfully and safely explore the inner territory that Extended-State DMT elicits. The first expedition Psychonauts will come from our initial DMTx Psychonaut Trainees.
The DMTx Psychonaut Training Retreat and Medicinal Mindfulness Community Gathering is coming to Boulder, Colorado from September 26 -30th, 2018. This retreat is specifically designed to provide potential DMTx Psychonauts with an opportunity to engage a transformational experience in preparation for possible Extended-State DMT experiments.
The purpose of this gathering is to bring together the international community that supports the Extended-State DMT Program of Medicinal Mindfulness. Together, we will participate in collaborative and creative problem solving, share sacred space of legal psychedelic medicine experiences using cannabis and breathwork, and assess your capacities to participate in our initial DMTx expeditions.
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+ Criteria for DMTx Psychonauts Applicants...
This is a psychedelic expedition for the psychedelic community. While we are required to work with healthy volunteers, we acknowledge that most medicine people have gone through significant life experiences, not always unscathed. Our gifts are often intertwined with our injuries. Certain core criteria are required for health and safety reasons, but we are excited to work with advanced practitioners of many paths who will be trained to participate in DMTx experiences.
Generally, our core criteria includes:
- Physical health and physical health practices
- Strong psychological health and mental health evaluation
- Social health and artistic expression
- Spiritual health and energetic body resilience
- Mental health and mindfulness skills
- Responsible medicine use
- Knowledge of psychedelics and professional maturity
Additional Criteria for DMTx Psychonauts include an age range of 30-65, team diversity, the capacity to handle a very active, public adventure, and a capacity to engage in a creative, collaborative process. You can learn more about these core criteria through our webinar handout, which we offer to you for free by clicking here.
+ DMTx Psychonaut Training Webinar REQUIRED PREREQUISITE...
All participants in our DMTx Psychonaut Training Retreat are required to complete our DMTx Psychonaut Training Webinar Series in order to participate. Scholarships are available. This training provides foundational practices to prepare for the DMTx Training Retreat, and important concepts and requirements of the program. Proceeds made from the webinar support the DMTx program.
Watch the first webinar for free and receive the first handout.
Cost: $99 (Includes all four webinars, plus handouts)
+ DMTx Psychonaut Participant Applicant...
The initial inquiry to joing us is absolutely free.
Just fill out an Apply | DMTx Psychonaut Application. You will receive a confirmation email and you will be required to submit your profressional resume. If we believe you are a strong candidate for our program, we will invite to complete the next step in the application process.
Once you are invited to complete the next step, the application process and review will then include:
- An additional essay
- Letters of recommendation
- An interview
- $100 Application fee and initial deposit (Fully refunded if you are not selected for the training retreat)
Based on that information and the interview, if you are selected you will then be invited to attend the training retreat.
Our retreat includes pre and post online group conversations, 3 days of psychedelic training that includes yoga, Community Breathwork and Conscious Cannabis Experiences, and a two day Medicinal Mindfulness community gathering that includes group experientials and prayer/mindfulness practices. DMTx Psychonaut applicants will also receive an EEG brain scan, breathing assessment and clinical safety assessment.
Up to 18 applicants will be selected to attend the DMTx Psychonaut Training Retreat and will be joined by a community of Medicinal Mindfulness facilitators, sitters and community allies. The goal will be to select between 6-9 DMTx Psychonaut Volunteers from the original applicant pool for the initial DMTx expeditions.
This is a psychedelic experience and training supported by the psychedelic community. The cost of the retreat covers the expenses and will be used to further develop the DMTx program. 1-3 needs based scholarships will be provided to qualifying participants. Qualifying participants only have to ask.
Cost: $1400 ($1200 for Students & Veterans)
Click Here to Apply | DMTx Psychonaut Application
+ Community Member Participant Applicant (Non-DMTx Psychonaut)...
Non-DMTx Participant positions are open to members of our community who wish to fully participate, but are not interested in becoming a DMTx Psychonaut Volunteer. This opportunity does not include the EEG Brain Scan or Clinical Assessment.
Cost: $1200 ($1050 for Students, Veterans, & Needs-Based)
Community Gatherine Meals are included in cost, all additional meals and hotel rentals are not included.
Click Here to Apply | Community Member Application
Part of our vision is growing our Psychedelic Community.
Please feel free to reach out to us with any comments, questions, or ideas to share. And if you hold a special skill, experience, or interest in our program that we should know about, let us know!