D.M. Turner

American drug researcher

D.M. Turner (born Joseph Vivian; 5 October 196231 December 1996) was an author, psychedelic researcher and psychonaut who wrote two books on psychoactive drugs and entheogens.

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Interview with Elizabeth GipsEdit

  • And when you start using a lot of psychedelics, and particularly a lot of the natural psychedelics, my experience has been that I come in contact with some very old entities. And these entities have been around for a while, at least since humans first started experimenting with these plants.
  • And so much of these plant psychedelic entities are at least 4,000 years old. Now, when you experiment - when you work with these plant psychedelics, what I have found is that these entities are actually there. They are aware of you, they are aware that you are a person, and they are able to communicate with you.
  • Well, with all the experiences I have had, I would say the most disappointing ones are the ones when I have not taken enough.
  • I need to take a break from this life as a human for 45 minutes and go experience a little bit of immortality.
  • The only things I had to look forward to in life was a job and a career and a family and just going through the whole cycle. It just seemed like what everybody else was doing. And I looked at people around me. I looked at the people that taught the schools and around the government, and I looked at the type of work that my father did, and none of it really interested me that much. And when I first took psychedelics, I felt like I was admitted into a world of compassion and beauty and creativity. It was like nothing I had experienced in my regular life. And almost instantly that became the goal of where I wanted to be...

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