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Glass Cathedrals
4-AcO-DMT
by zisguy
Citation:   zisguy. "Glass Cathedrals: An Experience with 4-AcO-DMT (exp101415)". Erowid.org. Nov 29, 2017. erowid.org/exp/101415

 
DOSE:
20 mg oral 4-AcO-DMT (powder / crystals)

BODY WEIGHT: 11.5 st


At 12:00am a friend and I each did a 20mg dose dissolved in water. It made itself known in under 9 minutes with regular shifts in hue, moving geometric patterns, and a strong bodily and psychological buzz.

It's quick action and intensity took me by surprise having only done 15mg before wrapped in paper. I suspect dissolving it in water was the cause. It made me a little panicky, I found it hard to talk with my friend, and felt some regret. It didn't take long until I settled into it and became more conformable and found myself distracted by the visuals.

While coming up I felt cold despite being well dressed on a balmy night. The cold was mostly mild but at times bone chilling. For moments between the cold I felt very hot and sweaty. It felt like there was a thin covering of water all over my body.

Other than the initial panic my mind was mostly clear of thoughts. The very strong visuals were absorbing and made me quite euphoric. I found it impossible to focus on the music being played. The air seemed thick and everything creeped. I couldn't keep my eyes off the ceiling which seemed like it went up forever. This space was populated by moving geometric shapes which constantly changed, got more detailed, and grew off each other. It was like looking up into an endless breathing glass cathedral who's colour was never fixed.

At about 2:00am I peaked and the visuals calmed down considerably leaving me with patterns, subtle colour shifts, but little trouble with depth perception. The sense of cold and heat also went away. I was able to have a laugh with my friend talking about this and that. Memory was impaired, but not massively with some names being an issue. I didn't initially feel capable, but we decided to take the dog for a walk.

The walk lasted two hours and was largely in the country side. The mild visuals were more apparent in the dark, but not as spectacular as earlier, and depth perception became difficult again. I felt incredibly jolly. At one point in the walk we stopped for a while to admire the scenery and lost all sense of direction. It seemed to take a lot longer to cover the same amount of ground on the way back.

By 4:00am we were back at his place and the trip was mostly over. Left only with the distinct sense I was on something with few obvious symptoms. I walked home feeling spaced out, tired, but happy. While making food I noticed that the TV presenter sounded garbled. It was as if someone had shuffled chunks of his speech. If I focused it would reassemble and make sense.

Once in bed I fell to sleep easily and slept about 10 hours. Woke feeling completely fine, no residual effects, no hangover.

Exp Year: 2013ExpID: 101415
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 24 
Published: Nov 29, 2017Views: 1,346
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