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An Unexpected Journey
Citation:   coyote. "An Unexpected Journey: An Experience with Peyote (exp100337)". May 5, 2018.

  repeated oral Peyote (tea)
What I found peyote to be is not what I expected of it.

For months I had been planing my journey down to AZ to visit a church I belong to there. I arrived there on a Friday afternoon and began fasting. Drinking nothing but water until the following day. When 24 hours had passed I was then ready to receive the sacrament.

I was given a mason jar full of tea both powdered and ground up plant matter, and after signing some paperwork off into the wilderness I did walk. The instructions on the jar that where placed there said to take a sip every twenty minutes and I obliged. After cracking open the jar I immediately realized everything I have read about the medicine was true, it was foul smelling and on top of that, the most sour, bitter, sharp, root-y tasting thing I had ever placed on my palet. Every time I would take a sip of this green tea my body would immediately try to reject it. After the first sip I started to feel like I had the equivalence of a few beers my equilibrium seemed a bit off and my head was spinning slightly. After following the instructions kinda loosely I had half the jar down in about 3 hours.
After following the instructions kinda loosely I had half the jar down in about 3 hours.

In those three hours I experienced the most agonizing stomach pain of my life sharp pains and nausea. I had been laying down on my sleeping bag for most of this time because is was the only thing that gave me any comfort from the stomach pain. I had decided to get up and start a fire since the sun was going down, after preparing it I noticed how much my movement had increased the nausea. I started the fire and it was as if I had never seen a fire before the flames looked so different. That was when I noticed the medicine really start to take an effect and feel more than just the side effects.

And then is came, the purge, I took a sip of the tea and threw up right away, but it was more than just vomiting, it was a catharsis, a purging of bad spirits and all the tea in my stomach came out. Afterwards I feel so much better, as if I had been in hell and now found my heaven. I noticed that at this point It had more of an effect on me than I had thought, I thought maybe the nausea had taken away from my ability to notice how it was affecting me. At this point the full moon was rising and I tell you, I had never seen such a beautiful sight in my life, it looked as if I could walk up the hills in the background and onto the moon. After gawking at the moon for an unknown amount of time I noticed my throat was dry from my mouth being open, so I went back to my fire and took the last half of the tea in two big gulps, which was not an easy feat. Twenty mins passed and I again felt the agonizing pain the medicine had the power of giving. Until I threw more wood on the fire about four hours later and again purged out what seemed like the rest of my stomach. And again felt a second wind, I was free again to notice I was somewhere else but still right there, I was totally alone but felt the presence of something else. The stars were spinning around me while I layed on the ground I noticed two stars that looked like eyes, but, they were my eyes and I felt my self looking back at myself. I felt like I saw god for the first time, I never felt that way on lsd but did on peyote. And god was myself looking back at myself.

As you can tell by this point I was at my peak, I began to think a million thoughts a second, and although there wasn't many visual hallucinations, when I closed my eyes dreams or visions would bombard my senses, the most real and solid images I had ever seen in my head. I pulled some head phones and my ipod out of my back pack and turned on some music and I noticed the weirdest auditory hallucinations, everything seemed an octave down
I noticed the weirdest auditory hallucinations, everything seemed an octave down
, not like boomers or lsd where it fluctuates, it was always a solid octave down. I had started to come down a bit and the time passed since I had taken it at this point was ten hours. I started to lay down I knew I wouldn't sleep but was trying to get comfortable. I layed awake for about two hours having the most beautiful visions and hearing the weirdest sounds that weren't there because I had put my ipod away at that point. Eventually I fell asleep but it felt like I only slept for a blink, like I had just closed my eyes and suddenly I awoke and the sun was up. I noticed I felt pretty normal no 'hangover' to speak of, where I immediately walked to my car and broke my fast with some pringles I had in the car, and I tell no lie, they where the best potato chips I had ever tasted.

All in all I had a wonderful and life changing experience, I was able to see myself without ego and emotion getting in the way and really learn a lot about myself. Ever since I've found that in ways personal to me this has helped me greatly in my everyday life.

Though some of the side effects were for lack of a better word 'nasty' such as the nausea, the shakes and the inability to control my body temperature I found the experience well over-powered the small negative aspects.

I must say this peyote is a sacrament and a medicine, it is not a recreational drug. It is far too powerful to abuse and not what you expect it is.

~peyote way church member

Exp Year: 2013ExpID: 100337
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: May 5, 2018Views: 4,348
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