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Is the chemical DMT the origin of all religion?

by That Weird Kid:

DMT is a chemical that your brain naturally produces when you sleep and when you die. It exists in most plants and it has been used by Shamans for thousands upon thousands of years, it has also been extracted from plants to make a pure, crystalline form and is used as a recreational drug. Users report feeling euphoric and going to a different dimension where they see unimaginably beautiful forms such as perfectly symmetrical shapes and ethereal landscapes. Some people report going through a tunnel and there being lots of other beings all around. However, a bad trip is horrifically bad, and is hellish. Some people think that the drugs opens a window into our afterlives, and that the pineal gland that creates it is actually the place in our mind which holds our souls, and is the door to the afterlife. As an agnostic-atheist, I’m sceptical of this, but it’s fascinating none-the-less, and I can’t help thinking, that if it is ancient Shamans that originally consumed DMT, is this incredible chemical the origin of all religion? I mean, people who are happy with themselves will have bad trips, and people that feel bad about themselves, people that have done bad stuff, or are not religious and scared by death, will have bad trips, which sounds like a direct explanation for Heaven and Hell to me. What do you make of this?
DMT is produced when you die. Don’t dismiss this stuff when you don’t know sh*t about it.

Answer by Arthur
Yes I think there is something in that.