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Euphoric Visuals Under the Weight of My Body
Citation:   kommunikate. "Euphoric Visuals Under the Weight of My Body: An Experience with AL-LAD (exp110919)". Sep 27, 2017.

T+ 0:00
  oral Alcohol - Beer/Wine  
  T+ 0:00 1 hit oral AL-LAD (blotter / tab)
  T+ 2:01 0.5 hits oral AL-LAD (blotter / tab)
I've always had my skepticism in terms of psychedelic experiences. When I was younger (17), I naively went into smoking some very intense salvia that totally detached me from everything I knew and felt prior to the hit, and I hadn't touched anything except weed until 3 months prior to this experience. I had done a lot of reading in curiosity about psychedelic experiences and was talked into trying AL-LAD by a friend of mine. A different buddy of mine (we will call him Eric) were supposed to do it on a Friday, but upon realizing we both worked early in the morning on Saturday, it no longer became viable, and we ended up doing it the day it arrived. Eric and I both finished work at 11pm and cracked open a beer each while putting the tabs in listening to some Larry Heard. I will try and give a chronological timeline I wrote in the moments of the trip as to what followed.

12:07am - Eric and I weren't feeling as we were when we had some drinks, but had a stark sense of awareness and stuff was becoming slightly more detailed.
12:21am - My neck and chest became very tense, and I no longer had any desire to continue drinking beer, nor did I really feel the effects of the beer any longer. The music from Larry Heard was sounding way better then I had ever heard it.
12:38am - My hands were becoming very heavy and a lot slower, I wouldn't necessarily say harder to use but definitely less focus was going into my motor skills and more focus was going in to embracing these physical sensations. Mild visuals such as the floor and walls 'breathing'.
12:44am - Lots of strong physical sensations, feeling like I was floating and was very heavy. The body load which I had read about was definitely kicking in.

12:59am - This is when I became conscious of the visuals that were commencing, I felt all of the colors of the walls and my computer screen reflecting off my hands and onto my phone. It felt like there was a strong vignette to everything as well and I was very focused on the center of what I was doing.

1:01am - Half tab taken (added 150McG)
1:05am - Music was becoming physical in some regard, it was not only an auditory sensation but the colors reflecting around my apartment seemed to chime into the rhythm of what was playing at the time.
1:13am - Eric and I had agreed we are both feeling on another plane of existence, the colors were radiating around my apartment to the beats of the music playing at the time.
1:26am - All of my surroundings were becoming hard to manage all at once but not in a bad way. It was overwhelming pleasure like I hadn't experienced from any other substance.
It was overwhelming pleasure like I hadn't experienced from any other substance.
As I was typing this I remember my fingers looking fat and alien like in the sense that I hadn't seen my hands like that ever.
1:41am - Visuals were becoming euphoric and extremely colorful, bouncing off the inside glasses and reflecting magnificently off my hands and walls. The reds were vibrant and the neutral greys were becoming bright yellows.
1:57am - 'all of these lights seem to give life to the people next door, but nobody has ever been there'

2:12am - Eric and I decide to take a walk down the street to the park at this point.
2:20am - The stillness of night was crystal clear, like jumping into a pool of water. As somebody who studied photography, everything looked perfectly composed and linear. It was making a lot of sense why structures were built as they were. My body load was becoming intense, though, and I felt very tense.
2:30am - I was looking at an ordinary white brick embassy, but it appeared to have multicolored bricks that were all being reflected by the light of the moon, trees, and traffic lights. It was a very visual experience at this point.
2:40am - Once at the park (30 minutes into an ordinary 5 minute walk), I noticed a tree that was changing form every time I looked at it. It's casting shadow and grandness was heightened by impeccable detail. All of the bark was slowly moving into itself and changing each time I'd look at it.

3:00am - Looking at the moons reflection in the river was mesmerizing. It was multicolored and not it's ordinary self. It was being perceived with extreme clarity and detail in the sense that each dribble was it's own and I could focus on every part of it's reflection at once. I remember thinking in awe how anybody could experience anything except bliss on this substance.
3:24am - Once back at the apartment, Eric and I are slowly coming down and still have mild 'breathing' visuals but nothing as it was in the park or on the walk there. We are recollecting ourselves and trying to explain to each other what we were seeing. We each have a glass of rum and coke to try and ease the body load.
3:45am - Eric and I part ways and I put on some Harold Budd and try to relax to the music before making my way to bed which was only followed by 4 hours of sleep.

Conclusion: Although light in potency, it was definitely an enjoyable, visual experience and one that I hope to repeat in the time to come. Going into this with optimism eliminated any anxieties I thought I could ever have and put me into the moments of what was happening. I am fortunate for the experience. It is not very introspective and has some very visual qualities to it nothing could have prepared me for.

[Reported Dose: '250 micrograms 1.5 tabs']

Exp Year: 2017ExpID: 110919
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 22
Published: Sep 27, 2017Views: 1,296
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