Truthamine—The Diamond Mind Technology
Understanding Ph.D Andrew R. Gallimore's Alien Information Theory
Friends, right here and now, one quantum away, there is a raging universe of active intelligence that is transhuman, hyperdimensional, and extremely alien.
This post examines the book Alien Information Theory: Psychedelic Drug Technologies and the Cosmic Game, by Ph.D. Andrew R. Gallimore, AKAfrom a lay reader’s perspective.
Gallimore is a computational neurobiologist, pharmacologist, and chemist based in Tokyo.
*I share the following information for entertainment and harm-reduction purposes only. Smoking DMT in the US is currently illegal.
Below is my interpretation of a few of his ideas, in my own words, after reading the book and trying to understand his sophisticated theory. I’ll readily admit that much of the book was over my head, or had me scratching my head as I tried to visualize different concepts. This delighted me though because it’s rare that a book is actually challenging. For this reason, I’ve already ordered his second, newer book: Reality Switch Technology: Psychedelics as Tools for the Discovery and Exploration of New Worlds.
Dr. Gallimore also recently discussed Alien Information Theory and his views on DMT in a lengthy interview with psychonautand YouTuber Adeptus Psychonautica. He also writes his own Substack, where he writes about the science of psychoactive drugs.
Before we dig into the book, let me offer a bit of background on DMT and Ayahuasca, which contains DMT.
What is Diamond Mind Technology?
Diamond Mind Technology is my own label for Dimethlytrptamine, popularly known as DMT, a compound found in the human brain, in human urine, in spinal fluid, in plants, and in animals, as well as in the traditional Ayahuasca brew of the indigenous people of the Amazon.
I’ve been intrigued by psychedelics since I first learned of their existence in 1998 at the age of 16, and I wrote a novel called Cactus Friends: A Psychedelic Love Story, partly inspired by and also featuring an Ayahuasca ceremony.
DMT can be created in a lab or extracted from plants such as the Charcuna plant, or the Mimosa Hostilis root bark. Then it can be freebased or consumed in tandem with a monoamine oxidase inhibitor, to produce vivid hallucinations, euphoria, and a psychedelic trip that reportedly feels, “more real than real.” This trip may involve a visit to a different realm, entirely unlike our own reality, containing telepathically communicating entities that take on various forms.
For those of you unfamiliar with DMT, I am not making this stuff up. People travel to another place that feels very multi-dimensional and extremely real when they smoke enough DMT and sometimes when they drink Ayahuasca.
The DMT realm and its resident entities are well-established by anecdotal and scientific reports.
People have been using Ayahuasca for many years and it seems to have a multitude of health benefits including increased intelligence, boosted creativity, feelings of spiritual connection, increased focus, a reduction of anxiety, improved happiness, and enhanced “openness.” A single treatment of ayahuasca reduced depression symptoms in patients.
Western anthropologists documented the use of Ayahuasca in the Amazon beginning in the mid-1800s, and DMT was first synthesized by Richard Manske, a Canadian chemist, in 1930, then first injected by Hungarian psychiatrist Stephen Szára in 1956. Since then, it’s been studied, smoked, and enjoyed by many. However, both ayahuasca and DMT have contraindications with medical conditions and medications and are not safe for everyone to consume.
DMT is the primary subject of neurobiologist, chemist, and pharmacologist, Andrew Gallimore’s book, Alien Information Theory. Ayahuasca is not the author’s field of study or his area of expertise, but I felt it was relevant to mention it for my readers here on Substack, as Ayahuasca may be a person’s first encounter with DMT and is sometimes a gateway that leads people to smoke DMT.
“Minds are jewels. Minds must be mined.”
— An anonymous DMT Elf, quoted by Andrew Gallimore
This book was one of the most unique and perplexing books I’ve ever read, and because one way of understanding material is to explore it in your own words, I’m going to do that now. I am not a scientist or a doctor. I am a reader, writer, lifelong learner, and lover of mind experimentation and expansion.
DMT as a Neurotransmitter/Reality Switch
DMT is a chemical compound in the class known as tryptamines, which mainly modulate the neurotransmitter serotonin, but the evidence is mounting that DMT is itself a neurotransmitter. DMT is found in the brain in about the same amount as both serotonin and dopamine, more often discussed neurotransmitters.
Serotonin seems to regulate mood and impulse control.
Dopamine is known to regulate reward, energy, and motivation.
DMT appears to regulate the perception of reality.
Maybe we should rename it Truthamine.
DMT-Travelers speculate that Truthamine or DMT is responsible for consciousness. Other theories are that DMT helps us decide what is meaningful or not. Others propose that DMT creates the “simulation” of reality itself. Still, others believe that DMT is the material of dreams and near-death experiences. Studies in mice have shown spikes in DMT in the brains of dying rodents.
Ph.D. Andrew Gallimore, however, has a different theory about DMT and the DMT realm, centered around his idea of “The Cosmic Game,” which I will try to explain sans his computational and chemical vernacular. Gallimore is careful to explain that this is all THEORY, not 100% fact.
The Diamond Mine
Alien Information Theory asserts that the DMT realm, or the Diamond Mine (my term), is a real reality separate but connected to our “real” consensus reality, the reality you experience on earth when you’re awake.
DMT, or what I call, Truthamine, or Diamond Mind Technology is an intelligence test and a tool that transports you to the root dimension of Gallimore’s Cosmic game.
Because the place we go in the DMT realm is so foreign from this earth because it is clearly not of this world, it is a different world, Gallimore defines it as extra-terrestrial, and therefore alien, which is why he calls his theory the Alien Information Theory.
Confused? Me too.
Let me backtrack to the genesis of reality in Gallimore’s view.
Existence as Code
I am simplifying things, but Gallimore proposes and seeks to validate through careful study, that all of nature, reality, earth, and the universe arose from a simple code.
Everything is information and a simple code beget more complex patterns that became our embryos, brains, snakes, amoebas, tulips, eagles, etc. Even outer space and empty space arise from this code. Not all simple codes will produce conscious life and a universe, but some will and ours did.
You might call this “The God Code,” but Gallimore calls it “The Cosmic Game.”
We have no idea who or what created this simple code and maybe they too came from a code. Maybe the code itself is emergent from another code and instead of turtles all the way down, it could be codes on codes on codes.
The Doorway to the Realm
The DMT realm is a different part of the complex pattern/universe of information generated by the same code as our reality, or it could be the reality that was generated from the code that our code emerged from, but because our brains usually only read “outward” and not “inward” we can’t access the DMT realm without a switch mechanism. The only switch mechanism we are currently aware of is consuming exogenous DMT. Another possible switch mechanism could be death, but we don’t really know.
Gallimore goes deep into how DMT antagonizes and stimulates different parts of the brain to cause certain effects, but I’m going to keep it simple and use metaphorical terms instead of neurochemical labels.
In this example, “the doors” represent your 5-HT2A and 5-HT2C receptors, and “the man” could stand for your consciousness or inner being.
Everything is Information and your Mind is a Mind Reader and an Earth Reader.
The world around you is information that comes into your eyes, nose, mouth, etc. Cut off your five senses and what are you? Are you conscious without any senses?
Imagine that your brain is full of open doors. Imagine a tiny man standing inside the doorways of your brain. He looks out at earth’s view, and at rapid speeds, interprets the information he receives from the outside world via your sense organs, then sends his interpretations off to all your body parts that need the info to function and think. He is like the main character of 1985, sending bits of information through the tubes of your mind.
There are basically five parts to this common informational flow:
Your sense organs
The open doors of your brain
The man in the doorways interpreting and circulating the data (your mental state/emotions)
Your physical body
This is waking life, the man in the door facing earth which comes in through your five senses and then gets sent to the rest of your body as thoughts or messages or involuntary reactions, etc.
Dreams on Mute
Now imagine if we turn way down #2 in our information flow above. This is your sleeping state. The earth is still out there. You can still reach the man if someone forces their way in with a loud sound or physical touch. The doors are still open in your mind, but your senses are turned way low.
Yet even with your senses on mute, the doors are still open, and the man is still there, facing out to the muted senses, left to interpret whatever information from your day is still circulating or that he hasn’t finished sorting.
The Third Eye
But there is a third state granted by the DMT. The brain doors shut, and the man turns to face the other direction. The earth and your senses are completely shut off. The information the man receives from earth is ZERO. With the earth off, he can turn around and see the room behind him, the one he lives inside but never looks at. This is the DMT realm or The Diamond Mine.
He is not alone. Others inhabit the mine—the DMT entities, which Terrance McKenna famously referred to as the Machine Elves.
We can’t stay long in the realm because our brain constantly tries to rebalance itself. It’s designed to only interpret reality. So after a brief visit to the realm, usually lasting around 10 minutes with smoked DMT, the brain forces the doors to earth back open and the man spins back around and resumes his normal duties.
Scientists are actively trying to extend the period of time we can explore the DMT realm by injecting people with DMT and using machines to perfectly regulate the amount, in order to allow the user to stay longer in the reverse realm, in order to collect more data about the landscape of the realm and its inhabitants.
The DMT Realm as Tree Roots.
Another way to think of the DMT realm is to think of an ant on a tree. Imagine we are the ant, and the tree is our waking consciousness. The ant can climb the tree’s branches and live on the tree above ground.
They can also crawl to the ground where the tree is embedded and experience the earth’s surface. It can roam the ground and look up at the tree. The ground’s surface would be like our sleeping or dream state.
But unlike us, the ant can easily go to a third realm. It can venture underground, beneath the dirt and it can experience the root realms of the tree. This is a metaphor for the DMT realm, a level below our dream state because senses are not just muted, they are completely shut off and the reader is redirected to a new source.
In waking life, we are reading code running “up the tree.”
In sleeping life, we are reading the code running up with muted receptors, which makes it feel sideways.
But in the DMT realm, we completely change directions. The code running up is shut off and we read the down code. We read down, which leads to the code below our code.
Again, I’m not being literal, this is a metaphor for how DMT might function. One can imagine our brain’s reading in reverse, after all, the human brain is such a massive and complex thing. What if instead of reading the sensory information around us, the brain was able to read itself?
Or maybe the DMT realm is the ant existing inside the cells of the tree, becoming the tree.
Gallimore is not asserting that this is all a fact, nor am I. He is saying, it’s possible. It could be… We don’t necessarily have a better explanation for this Diamond Mind Technology.
DMT vs AYAHUASCA
The experience of Ayahuasca is not as much of a reality switch as smoking DMT, but Gallimore doesn’t go into this. Maybe the Ayahuasca state is more like an overlay of the DMT realm on our consensus reality. I don’t know, nor does anyone. We can only guess what’s going on.
To learn more about DMT, visit the DMT-Nexus.
What are your thoughts on this complex subject concerning the nature of reality?
I invite all my brave readers to try reading this book, Alien Information Theory: Psychedelic Drug Technologies and the Cosmic Game, by Andrew R. Gallimore.
He also has a “Psychedelics and the Brain Master’s Course,” available for free on YouTube. I hope to watch it. Would you like to watch it with me? I’d love a buddy to explore these topics with.
If you read the book, please get in touch to discuss it with me. I’d love to chat about it.
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The Psychedelic Handbook, Rick Strassman, p. 108
Well, one thing is clear: the book is a mind-blower. I’m intrigued enough that I’m going to take a look and see if I can make sense of it. Like you, I’m wide open to all kinds of experimentation, though I’ve not tried DMT or Ayahuasca yet. But like T Van Santana, the conclusions I’ve drawn thus far lead me to sober meditation ... which when it works, feels like a real mind blower to me.
I've been down the drug-consciousness rabbithole myself and have ended up in sober meditation. That's the one for me. But I respect everyone has their own journey with this and there's no one right way or even set of ways. Better to search than not search, usually.