Citation: Anon. "Spiritual Shower: An Experience with Sceletium tortuosum (exp107322)". Erowid.org. Mar 12, 2016. erowid.org/exp/107322
Recently I've quit smoking marijuana as it gives me terrible anxiety which usually ends in panic attacks. Because of this, I've been experimenting with ethnobotanicals as a substitute, and also as self-medication for my general anxiety problems.
At the time of this experience, I have not smoked marijuana in months, I drink alcohol maybe once a month, and I take Kratom nearly every day, usually twice a day. Let it be noted I did not take any Kratom on the day of this experience, or any other psychoactive substances.
I had taken Kanna a few times before (buccal and smoked) but did not have any notable experiences until this one. I'm not sure about how much kanna I had taken, as I did not weigh it and I am terrible at estimations, but it was a decent cheek-full. I put two pinches in, one in my cheek, one in my lip, and sucked the juices through and began to take a shower while doing so.
T+10: I wasn't really feeling much
T+15: I sat down in the shower and began to wash my hair with just water, and no shampoo. I ran my fingers through my hair to get the tangles out and I was beginning to feel very peaceful and at one with the world
T+20: I sat in the tub, slouched, with my head down and my eyes closed, letting the water run over my head, and what I began to feel was hard to explain, but it was almost like I felt a large orb of peaceful energy around me. It wasn't in any sort of hallucinogenic way, but just very euphoric and spiritual and I felt as if everything was okay. I was aware of my surroundings, but at the same time, I felt separated from where I was, as I often do when meditating.
T+30: I started having menstrual cramps, and while still sitting in the tub, directed the water at my lower abdomen, and felt the warm water start to gently massage the area. And, as the water massaged my lower abdomen, it also ended up massaging a bit lower, as well, and I'll just say that, being that, kanna is an aphrodisiac, things escalated, and T+40 I was VERY satisfied and refreshed.
All in all, it was a wonderful, relaxing experience.
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