My 'simpleton' comment was always going to have an addition to it...I guess we are all somewhat simpletons up until the point when we finally understand some great mystery about life for ourselves, when all before we were just playing at being learned and experienced. From what I understand about DMT and other such things that can shock one's mind into another way of understanding life, they can take one to great heights of nous.
Your comments about colleagues and different writing styles to fit the requirements of articles and such kind of shows you have a good way of understanding things in order to express them to others, and as I mentioned, that is a great article you presented us with...very fluid writing...very absorbing. DMT must be quite the liberator of the artist in all of us...but hmm...how much of an artist has always been inside you?
OUt of body experiences...paranormal events...you kind of got me a little confused about the second one tied to a very pronounced tinnitus though...do they go hand in hand? I got mine from snorkeling too deep and staying down too long and having to rise the last 20 metres way too quickly, and damaged my eardrums. It is my constant white-noise that has allowed me to transfer the ability to not notice it to other areas of my life where I can block out a lot of inconsequential parts and focus on something that matters. Maybe such a thing has influenced your ability to tune in to odd events that draw you into them, and your artistic quality has you define experiences better than the average Joe.
Did you ever find just the right balance between DMT intake and timing, and how you let its after effects permeate your usual life? I mean, sure, you could take it to enhance your mindfulness or get a buzz for a few days in order to do something in a particular way...or a once a month thing is a recommended addition to one's pleasurable movement through life, like a vitamin supplement for athletes.