Citation: PsychoSemantics. "Staring Into the Abyss: An Experience with H.B. Woodrose (exp109238)". Erowid.org. Jan 18, 2021. erowid.org/exp/109238
Year of Experience: 5
Previous Experiences: LSD, Psilocybin, O2S, Cannabis, DMT, Salvia, MDMA
Similar Experience: Morning Glories
LSA, like any other drug, is not to be underestimated.
Now, it wasnít until very recently (About a month and a half ago) that I happened upon the revelation that these mystery seeds contained a mind altering substance. Needless to say, it got me very excited to try them out; especially considering how hard (and I cannot stress the word enough) it is to find hallucinogens where I live.
After many hours scouring web-sites to buy from I finally found one that seemed semi-decent and dropped the $13 for 100 seeds (This site claimed they were Hawaiian strain). They arrived about a week later along with a nice free sample of some skullcap. I verified their appearance from reports and photos online and deduced that these were in fact what I was looking for. Unfortunately for me, I was going to be making quite a big move in a few weeks after receiving so I had to wait and let my anticipation eat me alive. For storage, I had them in a glass mason jar with the bag itself wrapped in aluminum foil and set a few silica gel packets in with them.
Time passed and the move went perfectly and my job transferred seamlessly, everything was working out the way the universe intended and the time finally arrived to take a much needed spiritual vacation on my first two days off.
In terms of preparation I had done a lot of research into different methods, ie. extraction, sublingual, and so on, coming to the conclusion that for my first time I should just eat them as to get a blunt hypothesis of the particular ďtripĒ in the most natural setting. This way I could inform friends of mine interested in trying it the particular side effects and quality.
I had eaten quite a big dinner about 2 and a half hours earlier consisting of homemade beef and broccoli with steamed rice.
Sitting outside on the massive walk around porch hearing a symphony of crickets through the trees. I was alone except for when my girlfriend passed by as she was talking on the phone every now and then. I laid out 3 seeds and began to scrape the outer shell of some of the easier to remove plant matter. I did notice that there was hardly any, if at all, furry spots which I attributed to the sellers removing before shipping. I popped them in my mouth and chewed them for about 5 minutes and swallowed.
Slight change in mood, when I would focus on my phone colors were much brighter and felt a slight reeling sensation, not uncomfortable. Feeling somewhat sedated. Not at all tripping. Laid out 3 more seeds and popped them in my mouth without scraping at all, chewed for 5 minutes and swallowed.
I was definitely feeling nauseous but it wasnít unbearable, just discomforting. Took a small hit of cannabis (I hardly smoke, too much anxiety, but a small hit can calm my nerves.) Went and laid down under the stars and felt overall pleasant, could feel gravity pulling me down which was quite nice, but no OEVís or CEVís to note. Still feeling quite sedated.
The metallic twang I attribute to LSD starts to kick in slightly (feels as if when I move every particle is shifting in its place to reach a new static location, I can closely relate it to what I think of when I have Gallium in my hand and it melts, if that makes sense), I stand up and go inside to check my pupils, no change in size yet. I lay down on the couch and close my eyes which felt absolutely amazing as walking suddenly was a huge chore, CEVís are at a minimal but body load is definitely creeping in. Nausea seems to have dissipated to a low key sensation.
Time starts to distort heavily, minutes seem like hours. I had not moved in what felt like forever, I might have even taken a nap at some point for a few short minutes, but the intensity of the CEVís was always apparent. Blinding white lights would amplify and wane, images resembling those of particular letters but with some underlying meanings I donít quite recall that I attribute now to my consciousnessí latent memories. I was utterly lost in my imagination. At some point, nausea reaches an all time high and I open my eyes and sit up to suddenly crash back into reality. The body load made it almost unbearable to stand up when mixed with the melting feeling. Still no OEVís but peripherals were playing tricks on me as well as slight discoloration of certain things in the darkness.
Pupils still unchanged, which I thought was weird considering I was definitely tripping. Walked outside where I noticed cramps in both legs where it meets the hip, it wasnít terrible though, it felt somewhat nice. I sat back under the stars because nausea was giving me somewhat of a panic attack. Heart rate was definitely accelerated, and breathing was quite labored. It was just the beginning of the very slow come up. My tongue was lead.
Forced projectile vomit after the worst eternity (probably only a couple minutes) spent in hell. Never seen so much come out at that velocity before, but instant gratification was at hand. Nausea instantly replaced with a smily-giggly high. I stand up and appreciate the world around me as I make my way back inside. Only slight tracers and discoloration when eyes open but a whole new world behind them when closed. Walking is somewhat difficult, but comical to experience.
11:XX PM onward
Laying back on the couch feeling absolutely amazing now that the nausea is gone. Closed eyes and got lost in my imagination until around 12:30? when the girlfriend came back inside and went to bed.
I was in a completely new horizon, all around me the physical had melted away and I was but floating in a vast darkness, I do not remember visions or colors, or even emotions or feelings. My conscious simply was in a nonexistent plane yet fully aware. First experience of complete disassociation I would have to say, and it was wonderfully magnificent.
I had abrupt sit ups randomly throughout the whole night still feeling trippy until about 6 AM when I was fully able to check a clock or even move more then just laying back down to be released back to that place. In a sense the last few hours of the trip reminded me of salvia, except without the utter fear and paranoia that it instills within me. Definitely will be trying again at a slightly higher dose to see if results can be replicated, but no expectations will be had.
HBWR is definitely a powerful tool, not a party drug.
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