Citation: UncleRemus. "Wonderful Yet Not Overboard: An Experience with H.B. Woodrose (exp110932)". Erowid.org. Nov 27, 2017. erowid.org/exp/110932
This trip was wonderful! I'll walk you through the process of preparations, and try to share my experience.
First, I bought the seeds a month prior to ingesting them, they just sat on my countertop, beckoning to me. Having tried LSD and Mushrooms about a dozen times in my life (albeit at a younger age), I was very excited to try these seeds. But, I'm a very patient person, so there they sat. When the time and day seemed to be in sync, I prepared the seeds for ingestion.
Many have said that there is a hairy skin on the exterior of the seeds, I did not find this to be so. I tried peeling them, then soaking for 30 minutes and tried again, yet nothing came off the outside of the seed. I discarded the notion of peeling the thin shell of the seed, thinking perhaps they had already been peeled or somewhat brushed clean of the skin. The seeds had been soaking in about an ounce of water in a mortar w/pestle. Boy these seeds are tough. Even after a half hour of soaking, crushing the seeds seemed to be somewhat of a challenge. I did what every handy person would do, and got a pair of needle nose pliers. After crushing them in those jaws, the finishing crush was no longer a problem.
Time for ingestion, Yeah!! Considering the ounce of water they had been soaking in, and their powdered state, I just added a little milk and down they went. The taste was not unpleasant, perhaps a little nutty/woody. I filled the mortar with more milk and swirled it around to get the last of the seeds, and was still stuck with a good thumbnail sized pile of goop. A spoon soon took care of that. I didn't hold them in my mouth for any period of time for a sub lingual route of entry, trusting in the fact that I hadn't eaten for at least 8 hours, and just drank them.
I should mention, that after reading trip reports, I understood that many people became nauseated and vomited somewhere between an hour and two hours after ingestion. Always the boy scout, and liking to be prepared, I had purchased an anti-emetic (motion sickness pills/anti-nausea) beforehand. I took one nausea pill 30 minutes prior to ingestion, and another at the time of ingestion. It did the trick. I never got sick, nor felt like I needed to throw up.
On to the effects. Although I have no blood pressure cuff at home, and wouldn't know how to test my blood pressure anyway, for the first 1-2 hours, it did feel like my blood pressure was slightly elevated. It settled down after that, and I really started to relax. Knowing that I wasn't going to get sick, I fixed a large meal of enchiladas with rice, and filled my stomach.
I chose to watch 'Electric Sheep' videos with dark trance music on my headphones. Anyway, the videos are visually amazing, and the trance/industrial music was just what I needed. I settled in for the long buzz.
The trip began in earnest at the 2 hour mark. While not as potent as LSD or mushrooms, the body high is pretty close. I got lost in the music and the video. While I didn't see the carpet bubble, or the walls drip, the colors of everything were definitely, extremely enhanced similar to the more powerful hallucinogens. After a while, the music and colors (especially on the screen) became a part of me. I could anticipate every beat of the music with absolute precision. The external world and I were merged. What a wonderful feeling.
The external world and I were merged. What a wonderful feeling.
Some trip reports mentioned sleepiness at around the 2 hour mark. I did not experience this. At around 4 hours, I closed my eyes, and ate up the music like every beat was a morsel of food from the gods. This was an extremely audio based trip. It was also an excellent sensory (touch) trip. I used my fingers to touch my arms, face and neck, and it felt like I was being touched by electric fingers. I am always holding onto my vaping device (quit smoking 4 years ago and haven't looked back). I was vaping black licorice flavor, and that was very enhanced also. The vaping tip is practically glued to my lips most of the time, but this time was different. The tip in my mouth sparked those skin sensations, and I gently ran it around my lips and tongue, it was electric. The trip lasted a good 10 hours, and I became very sleepy. Falling asleep was no problem, and was out like a light in 15 minutes. I will certainly be trying these seeds again.
Time ran very slowly during my trip, which was nice. Longer for me to enjoy myself.
The very best part of this trip is the body high. I know that 25 seeds seems like a lot, compared to many other trip reports, but it was great for me. I like my psychedelics a little on the heavy side, preferring two hits of LSD or a double dose of shrooms at a time. Because I felt no ill effects from this dosage, I may increase it for future runs.
It was a pleasure taking the time to share my experience.
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