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Multiple Layers of Reality
Salvia divinorum (20x extract)
by Erudite luddite
Citation:   Erudite luddite. "Multiple Layers of Reality: An Experience with Salvia divinorum (20x extract) (exp111882)". Erowid.org. Jun 1, 2018. erowid.org/exp/111882

 
DOSE:
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2 bowls smoked Salvia divinorum (extract)
  T+ 24:00 1 bowl smoked Salvia divinorum (extract)

BODY WEIGHT: 103 lb


This is a description of two experiences over the course of two days of which the second day brought me a most bizarre experience.

On the first day I had a sitter and we were at his place. I turned off the lights and lit up some candles and incense. I smoked a whole bowl of the extract from a pipe and lay down in bed waiting. I closed my eyes and could see two dim fractal ribbons undulating toward each other from the left and right side of my field of vision. I felt as if some kind of a portal or doorway was about to open in the center of my vision; however, just before the fractal ribbons met each other, they instantly faded into the blackness behind my closed eyelids. I opened my eyes and felt a funny change in mood – it was an uplifting high that made me feel extremely amused and cheerful. After a minute, still feeling very positive and optimistic, I smoked another bowl hoping to increase the effects. However, the result was the same – there were no significant visual hallucinations, and I continued to experience an exalted mood for another ten minutes.

The overall impression of the experience was that I was allowed to stand on a threshold, but the ability to enter was impeded due to either an insufficient dose or the plant spirit’s reluctance to grant me entry. In retrospect, I believe it was due to physical distractions such as light and sounds in the room, as well as the presence of another person.

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The next day I went back home, and when the night came I decided to give it another try. I burnt some incense, put on some music, undressed myself, turned off the lights, got into the bed and smoked a bowl; this time from a bong, and this time I held the smoke in for as long as I could.

The moment I exhaled my eyes crossed and the fractal ribbon snakes I saw the day before reappeared.
The moment I exhaled my eyes crossed and the fractal ribbon snakes I saw the day before reappeared.
They shot out toward each other with great velocity crossing one another. My body became so loose that I sank in my bed like a brick. Then I experienced a great and instant shift in my perception of reality. During this brief suddenness I was moving through multiple layers of a dimensional spectrum of reality. As I glided through the spectrum, the growing number of layers of reality overlapped one another until the familiarity my three-dimensional surroundings was almost entirely gone.

I pulled myself up in a seated position and looked around. Layers of reality were pulsating, and each pulse made me shift back and forth in a spectrum of multiple dimensions that kept overlapping so I could perceive them all at the same time. Physical space and all the objects in it were made of symmetrical fractal pixels that consisted of cross-stitched patterns. In amazement, I uttered a sentence I no longer recall and then felt a presence of sentient beings.

I could not see them, but I knew they were entities that were part of the reality layer in which I had arrived, though it felt more as if I had returned to a place that was more real and familiar than the casualness of my three-dimensional reality. Feeling confused and surprised I spoke to them and myself: “Alright, I will lie down until this passes”.

I lay down and felt as if my three-dimensional body was an avatar that I could control from another dimension in which I now found myself for this brief moment. I felt as if I was woken up from a virtual reality simulation, and while my avatar lay down in her bed, my hyper-dimensional self found itself sitting in the presence of these entities. I felt as if they were actually my hyper-dimensional friends and relatives.

My hyper-dimensional family looked and grinned at me. I felt as if they were amused by my situation; as if they had pulled a prank or joke on me. I felt so absurd that I started laughing.

Layers of reality kept overlapping. Pulsations became less intense and less frequent until I found myself hovering in between two layers of reality. It was like a transitional space between dimensions, and I realized that I was no longer moving through the spectrum. During that moment I thought that I would be permanently stuck in there. I started playing out different scenarios in my head on how I would be able to sustain my three-dimensional body in this state. I knew it would be impossible to communicate my state to three-dimensional beings (people), as my current state was comprehensible only within the hyper-dimensional context in which I was at that time. I thought I had made an irreversible mistake, while accepting that this was normal. If I could freely shift through multiple layers of reality, then it must have been my physical body that gave me the feeling of being stuck as I was still tied to it. I thought I would probably end up in an asylum due to my inability to function and communicate within three dimensions, which for me were now buried under a sheet of multiple hyper-dimensions.

I was about three to five minutes into the trip, and I thought, since I am stuck in this hyperspace, I could as well simply enjoy it. I started paying attention to the music that was playing in my earphones and enjoyed it so much that I started dancing. The next 10 to 20 minutes I continued dancing until I danced out of my hyper-dimensional state and back into the three-dimensional space
I continued dancing until I danced out of my hyper-dimensional state and back into the three-dimensional space
. I felt like an elf who has adopted a human body.

I went back to bed and tried to think of ways on how to communicate this experience to anyone, and it seemed impossible, as language felt so limiting. My three-dimensional avatar and self-designed personality seemed more absurd to me than ever. I felt extremely amused and still feel as if someone played a prank on me.

Exp Year: 2018ExpID: 111882
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: 27 
Published: Jun 1, 2018Views: 848
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