Citation: Tshamany_. "An Unexpected Encounter: An Experience with Salvia divinorum (60X Extract) (exp111568)". Erowid.org. Mar 16, 2018. erowid.org/exp/111568
General Info + Set and Setting:
I was in my backyard on a beatiful day, accompanied by my girlfriend at the time. Mindset was content; the intention was for exploration. No medications. I had smoked marijuana previously in the day, as well as tobacco; with a tolerance to both.
I loaded a bong load of 60x salvia extract, that weighed somewhere between 0.25-0.4g. I was in my backyard with my girlfriend at the time, and I planned to smoke the entire bowl in one hit and hold as long as I could. I succeeded. I cannot recall how quickly the effects began, but I believe they started before I had a chance to blow the hit out. The immediate effect was a brightening of colors, ever increasing in intensity, until all I could see was white.
I went into a white room, with no borders. It was just white, and there were other people walking in other directions, above and below me with no common gravity.
I felt fully lucid in this and I felt like I was in my body, but in this white room. I was greeted by an entity wearing a white lab-coat and looked very much human. I got the feeling he was malevolent but not aggressive. He told me about his intentions and how there were others like him, and that they attempt to manipulate society through social conditioning. They are always observing us with machines, and they are the force that drives the corruption of governments and wars. He then showed me the machine in which they see into the world.
Then he took me to a large black object that appeared to be made of people that were stuck in their own gravity. They were all dark black, as if they were wearing diving suits around their entire bodies. The entity then pushed me into this ball and I remember feeling stuck in this ball for an eternity, and it would keep looping. Eventually losing conscious awareness.
Then I remember feeling strange sensations in my body, like a clicking that shook me to me core. I remember hearing a very strange noise, that was very faint but kept getting louder and louder. I remember thinking to myself 'What is this strange noise and why do I find it strange?'. I started becoming more and more aware that the noise I was hearing sounded like laughing. It *was* laughing; *I* was laughing uncontrollably, and I was back in my physical body, but I still could only see white. I was laughing an eerie mechanical laugh and I could not stop.
Still laughing, the clicking ensued and slowly my vision was coming back, like an old film-reel, every click I saw a new and clearer frame of the physical world, and my girlfriend at the time who was with me. Her face looked animated and clay-like and so did the world around it. I was back! And I was abosolutely terrified. I felt an impending sense of doom, and went inside from my backyard into my room and layed on the bed in emotional agony; my girlfriend trying to comfort me and understand what I just experienced.
My girlfriend then recalled to me that I had blew out the hit of salvia, and just sat there for about a minute. Then I looked up at her with a blank stare, and proceeded to stand up from the chair I was on and walked over to a nearby tree and leaned against it. She told me that I kept saying something about “stores” and staring off into the distance. Then she said I walked back over to the chair and started laughing very strangely, like a laughter absent of any emotion.
Eventually, I felt better by the next day but it was a very harrowing experience.
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