Terra Incognita is dedicated to understanding the nexus between consciousness and spirituality using cutting-edge EEG technology to map and entrain brain states and existing software and data management systems to make sense of the data we collect.
We will explore and collect data on altered states of consciousness, especially the tryptamine 5-MeO-DMT, which is legal in Mexico and many other countries worldwide. 5MEO catalyzes a non-dual or unity state of consciousness, and has been utilized by many indigenous cultures throughout Mesoamerica.
We will scientifically measure for the first time participants brainwave activity on 5MEO, and establish a scientific framework of understanding of its interaction with the brain. We will then seek to train participants with EEG biofeedback to recognize and activate the endogenous 5-MeO-DMT in their own brains, and to work together in group gestalt in and out of the 5MEO state.
Our ultimate objective is to unify the objective and the subjective – the scientific mapping of brainwave activity on the outside with documentation of the subjective reality on the inside for a full spectrum consciousness map of what is happening in the tryptamine experience.
We are also embracing the shamanic paradigm–as a science–to accentuate our experiences and results. Examples of this include setting intent; performing breathwork and yogic exercises before sessions; and utilizing meditative techniques to steer and navigate during the journey. Treating the sessions with a ceremonial respect and proper set and setting also sacralizes the event, and creates the correct mental atmosphere to engage with.
Our research team consists of experienced doctors and professionals in the fields of neuroscience, psychoanalysis, transpersonal psychology, anthropology, altered states, meditation and shamanism. This trained team of consciousness explorers will be supported by the latest neurohardware to capture, analyze and make sense of altered states of consciousness, to thus produce viable scientific results to enhance the field of human inquiry.
We intend to share and publish our data with the scientific community and in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals if and /as applicable.