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This Is Definitely Not the Substance for Me
Salvia divinorum (5X Extract)
by enkidu
Citation:   enkidu. "This Is Definitely Not the Substance for Me: An Experience with Salvia divinorum (5X Extract) (exp11366)". Erowid.org. Oct 3, 2018. erowid.org/exp/11366

 
DOSE:
  repeated smoked Salvia divinorum (extract - 5x)

BODY WEIGHT: 185 lb


Salvia Letdown

A boring saturday had me browsing the local head shop, looking for interesting stuff one weekend. I was glancing over the overpriced, hokey looking weed alternatives and when I asked about salvia the lady behind the counter showed me a little bag of some plant material. She said it was quite popular these days and that it was her last bag. At fifteen bucks I said what the hell, I have heard a ton of good experiences from this stuff online and hoped to have similar experiences.

Later that night I had my first go round with salivia at this one park while my pal Ad smoked some weed (and red rock opium, I tried to convince him it was only incense but he still tried it anyway). I used my buddy as a sitter and took 2.5 normal hits from my pipe. I got into his car and it felt strange, it was like a children's show somehow and the metal of the car almost seemed to be swallowing me and the cushion of the seat felt wierd, but soon that wore off and I was dissappointed at how dulled my mind was during the whole thing. I guessed at the time that the set and setting must have been off.

The next time I tried a bit more salvia alone, and meditated for a while on what I wanted to learn from it before I felt I was ready to smoke some divinorum. I lied in bed and everything felt strange for a while, and there was some ego loss for a while when I felt that my entire perspective stemmed from objects that I was looking at, especially my comforter. But, it ended quickly and the damn salvia seemed to cloud my head even more than the worst cannabis high and go too quickly, making it impossible for any type of introspection.

The third time's supposedly the charm, and I was meditating and thinking about my life quite a bit one night before I thought that a salvia trip would be in order. I had about a half gram of the extract, and it really didn't sit well with me. It was kinda cool when the bed seemed to swallow me into a faerie's cave, but the sheets of the bed seemed to cut into me and beads of sweat seemed to be very threatening on my back. Again, my mind was clouded and kept from any interesting thought and I was disappointed in the whole thing.

I would like to say that this is definitely not the substance for me, and I doubt I will try it again. I didn't like the very-low level dose, I didn't like the moderately high level dose, so I feel that even if I went for it and smoked a very large amount the negative effects like the bad tactile sensations and overly 'dumb and stoned' feelings wouldn't be good. I guess this plant isn't for everyone, as I have had wonderful experiences with shrooms on all types of different doses and much less appropriate settings. I'm glad I tried it, because many people have greatly positive experiences, but some people just aren't wired to get into salvia I guess. I'm hoping my upcoming lsd experience will be in no way like that of the salvia; I'm hoping for at least a little euphoria and clear-headedness.

Exp Year: 2001ExpID: 11366
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Oct 3, 2018Views: 623
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