Citation: Kaleida. "Gorgeous and Deeply Satisfying: An Experience with 2C-C (exp111270)". Erowid.org. Nov 27, 2017. erowid.org/exp/111270
A Gorgeous and Deeply Satisfying Experience
This was my first experience with 2C-C. I had been putting it off for a while even though I had been really wanting to explore it and other phenethylamines more simply because my supply of them is much more limited than of the tryptamines or lysergamides, so I've been wanting to make sure I wait for the perfect times to use them.
One of those time finally came and I decided that 2C-C sounded like the best option for me. This came at the end of the line of trips all three days apart, me smoking 50 mg of different base tryptamines, including MET, MALT, EPT twice, and MiPT, and I had one more option to trip again another three days later before suddenly not being able take any psychedelics again for at least a couple weeks. I wanted to cap it off with something nice and satisfying, but at the same time both easier than the base tryptamines and longer lasting than they are, to hit that more typical fun psychedelic tripping urge a bit more than all those short but very powerful trips provide. So far, before going into the detail, I will simply say that this was pretty successful in my book, and also gave me a much greater appreciation for 2C-C than I even expected to have for it even while taking it in this sort of simpler and more relax setting.
My previous experience with psychedelics includes DMT, MET, MPT, EPT, MiPT, DiPT, MALT, DALT, Psilocybe cubensis, 4-HO-MET, 4-HO-DET, 4-HO-MPT, 4-HO-EPT, 4-HO-DPT, 4-HO-MiPT, 4-HO-DiPT, 4-HO-McPT, 4-AcO-DMT, 4-AcO-MET, 4-AcO-DET, 4-AcO-MALT, 4-AcO-DALT, 5-HO-DMT, 5-MeO-MiPT, 5-MeO-EiPT, 5-MeO-DALT, Ipomoea tricolor, Argyreia nervosa, LSD, ETH-LAD, AL-LAD, 2C-B, 2C-I, DOC, and MDMA. My most recent trip was three days before this on 50 mg of MiPT.
T+0:00 - 33 mg of 2C-C was ingested orally with a small snack to help with the taste. After this I took a few minutes to prepare the bong with cannabis and get out my tools for using nitrous oxide all for a bit a later in the trip, and then I hopped in the shower to pass the time.
T+0:30 - Some time around here I got out of the shower and dried off. I still wasn't feeling much and certainly wasn't in any way tripping, but I did have a slight dreamy heaviness coming on which was not unlike my typical psychedelic onset
I did have a slight dreamy heaviness coming on which was not unlike my typical psychedelic onset
, but very relaxed compared to almost any tryptamine psychedelic.
T+0:55 - It was still coming on slow at this point, which I had anticipated from my past experiences with 2C-I, but the heaviness was definitely getting a little more present, and some very faint visual effects were beginning to appear as well, mostly in the form of breathing surfaces, letters on my phone beginning to have small colorful auras, and some neon purples and greens starting to pick up in abstract arrangements behind closed eyes. I noted at this time that there was a somewhat more LSD-like feel to them all than I was expecting, but that's not to say that it wasn't quite unique from that as well.
T+1:00 - At this point I smoked a bowl of cannabis to help really get things going and let myself relax into the state even further, and as usual both of these uses of it were quite effective. By T+1:10 I was in pure bliss, a very heavy dreamy feeling was holding me down and keeping me so high that I could barely keep my eyes open, much like I have heard others describe though not yet had the good fortune to experience myself on mescaline, and the visuals were now correspondingly stronger and adding to the dreaminess as well. With eyes open, especially when I had my eyes focused on any one point like my phone, the room around me would churn and twist and spin and slide back off into a colorful oblivion or complex mechanical shapes with transparent designs and neon edges flowing like smoke, and all together I had this sense that I was deep and underwater somewhere almost as if the amazing visual display I was seeing was some kind of trippy coral reef I had just come across. With eyes closed, the visuals were less complex but also much more solid and colorful, and mostly involved a blended organic and highly technological neon purple and green geometric design constantly unraveling itself into further detail around a source of bright white light at the center of my vision. It was all incredibly beautiful to witness regardless of what sorts of visuals I focused on, and needless to say I was quite pleased and satisfied with the way the trip had developed so far even if it was still on the lighter side of things.
T+1:30 - At this point I decided to do a big balloon of nitrous oxide, containing eight chargers. Unfortunately, I've done this so much on psychedelics and started to go so deep with it that it's becoming next to impossible to give an accurate description of what exactly happened, even if I remember it fully. The best I think I could say is that it was like getting twisted up into a heavy delirium that brought out many inner concepts that define my daily thinking in a very satisfying but also healing way, sometimes more work than fun, in such a way that totally separated me from reality and allowed me to experience them entirely within their own restraints and nothing else, and then I slowly wound back down into reality being surprised by how strangely serious but also light and sexual the entire experience was. As usual, difficult to explain or not, I found it to be an extremely satisfying combination to the psychedelic state I was in, and to cause an extreme intensification of both the hallucinogenic effects and the bodily relaxation and to cause a crazy amount of time dilation specifically during the balloon. It wasn't quite as mental in the way that many tryptamine and nitrous oxide combinations have been for me, but I did find it to be a very nice mix nonetheless, and will certainly consider doing it again in future experiences. Notably, I also fully emerged from the state and back to regular activity again around T+1:44 and wrote in my phone the note: 'Amazing sexy mindfuck what.'
T+1:49 - Now, having done all the drugs I intended to do in this setting at least once and come down a bit back to the mostly just psychedelic tripping level, I was mostly just observing the experience and considering what all made it unique and worthwhile and how it compared to other substances, and also texting a good friend about some of these observations. Most significant, I felt, was that it was actually in quite a few ways distinct from 2C-I, the only other chemical from this family I have significant experience with (having only taken 2C-B twice up to 10 mg), such as the total focus on sedation rather than speedy stimulation, the feeling that the trip might actually become more intense in a classical sort of way at a higher dose than 2C-I's ever did for me, and the visual effects which for me on 2C-I are extremely solid and colorful with eyes open and involve incredibly unique designs I have not yet seen on other psychedelics such as spider web patterns and long progressions of repeated spade shapes, whereas on 2C-C they have far more in common with both LSD and certain more LSD-like tryptamines for me such as 4-HO-MPT, though being less complex than those are by comparison but at the same time also superficially resembling 2C-I still a bit more than any of them do, and notably still being more present with eyes open alike 2C-I than most indoles in general are for me at this level of tripping.
Interestingly, another thing that occurred to me is that so far I actually found this to be an even more satisfying psychedelic hallucinogenic experience than my 2.5 mg of DOC trip, even though that was definitely more visual in general and more complex alike the way the indole psychedelics are for me, but like 2C-I they still somehow just didn't feel quite as classically deep as 2C-C did, definitely more like it than 2C-I did in some ways but just not quite there overall. All of these observations may change with further explorations of all these chemicals
All of these observations may change with further explorations of all these chemicals
of course, but I did find these comparisons to be quite fascinating at the time, especially since my experience with phenethylamine-derived psychedelics is so limited.
T+2:01 - At this point I noticed that my body felt somewhat anesthetized in a way that reminded me of dissociatives like methoxetamine, which is actually something I experience from a good number of psychedelics including just recently on EPT, but notably most significantly seem to get from the phenethylamine psychedelics so far, as I can explicitly remember feeling like my whole body was almost entirely numb on DOC, and while my 2C-I experiences happened many years ago, multiple times I can recall feeling that my body felt very 'alien' in that moment compared to any other psychedelics I was used to at the time. It was impossible to ignore, but not in any way uncomfortable or bothersome during this experience, and started fading a bit more not too long after I noticed it at this time. As a side note, I also noticed that I was getting surprisingly hungry for what I was on, and recalled good memories of having mixed 2C-I with chocolate fondue that I felt could also go well with this experience, but I had no such snacks on me and also didn't feel like actually eating anything yet as I was afraid of lowering the intensity of the experience too early on.
T+2:12 - Until now there was so much else going through my mind that it barely even seemed worth noting, but I have also been listening to music for the entire experience and loving it, it's deeply enhanced in a way that is not quite on the same level as but very close to LSD and MiPT in my experience, every instrumental and vocal is deeply penetrating and satisfying, and the music also plays well with the visuals, as I recall at this point also noting that my body I could see relaxing in my recliner was swirling off into the void in a way that looked a whole lot like Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night with rainbow laser lights capturing the motion and shooting off of it in all directions. I also made note at this point that there isn't and never had been any body load whatsoever except a very slight nausea, not enough to really hinder the trip in any way, and about three minutes after making this note I also had a big burp which then totally cleared that up, making it then totally body load-free for me. I was feeling good, to put it simply. I also ate a peppermint candy shortly after I burped, to help offset the hunger which I was still feeling to some extent, and it definitely helped a bit.
T+3:01 - I noticed at this point that I was beginning to come down somewhat as far as the hallucinogenic effects are concerned
T+3:01 - I noticed at this point that I was beginning to come down somewhat as far as the hallucinogenic effects are concerned
, and I'm definitely very curious to see how much this will be extended with a higher dose, as I was certainly in the mood for that to last a bit longer. However, that's not to say that this wasn't an entirely satisfying first experience already, and I was still quite happy even just with the blissful body high that was still hanging around quite well.
T+3:18 - The visuals made it obvious to me here that they weren't quite done yet after all, and I also made note of the fact that they reminded me a lot of 2C-I in the way that, especially at these lower doses, they can be highly stimulus-dependent such that if I'm not doing something interesting to bring out the visuals I may not notice any at all, but then the second I do they come smashing into me as strong as ever. I noticed this specifically because again I had felt I was over the hallucinogenic peak, but then suddenly had a song peak with an incredibly beautiful sound accompanied by the kind of deeply emotional vocals that give me chills, and my bedroom wall suddenly became plastered and dripping with all sorts of colorful clockwork patterns, actually extremely alike something like mushrooms even compared to the more indole-like style I had already recognized in it compared to 2C-I, but still very unique in comparison as well, with more mechanical themes and designs woven into it.
T+3:45 - By this point I felt I really was starting to be more completely down other than the still lingering high, so I ordered some Mexican food and just kept listening to music until it arrived.
T+4:20 - I started eating here, a few tacos drenched in habanero salsa that were completely delicious and incredibly filling after the hunger I had been putting off for a while. I also put on a more musical episode of Family Guy at this point, just to have something not purely music on while eating but still be able to enjoy that sort of boost.
T+5:10 - It took me this long to finish eating it as I was savoring it and also eating quite a lot of chips and queso, but finally I finished the amazingly satisfying meal, and hopped once again in the shower to prepare for plans I now had to go hang out with a friend.
T+5:40 - Out of the shower, feeling pretty much totally sober again other than just really happy and satisfied, and not getting anymore visuals or anything, so I headed out the door to go see my friend.
And, that essentially marks the end of my first experience with 2C-C. All things considered, I have to say, I was pretty darn impressed in the end. It's worth keeping in mind that after so many experiences with smoked base tryptamines in such a short time period I really didn't have any unsatisfied desires for tripping hard at all that I felt the need to fulfill right away, I just wanted to be pleasantly in that psychedelic state for a decent amount of time, and I also have very little experience with phenethylamines with which to compare 2C-C and perhaps see it as less intense than other things or whatever, but for what I was looking for right now and with the perspective I have currently, it was totally perfect and I wouldn't have traded having that trip at that time for anything.
I really don't feel as though I can say too much about 2C-C yet, but it was definitely very deeply euphoric and relaxing for me, along with producing some of the most beautiful and active visuals I've ever seen, even if some ways not as complex or visionary at the same level as many tryptamine psychedelics that I am used to, but even that honestly felt like it could be overcome to some extent simply by taking a higher dose. That's definitely what I intend to do in the future, as well.... I have a read a lot of anecdotes by people saying that 2C-C only truly became comparable to 2C-E or other very powerful phenethylamines or psychedelics in general once one gets above the range that is commonly thought of to be the norm, like 60+ mg or so, so that's probably going to be a pretty significant goal of mine for this wonderful molecule as well.
But, until then that will all just be speculation for myself, and for the moment I've pretty much shared everything concrete that I can about 2C-C, so for now I will call it a day here and wish everyone safe and satisfying travels as always!
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