A Harry Potter Khristmas
Cacti - T. pachanoi & Ketamine
Citation:   Karcinogenious. "A Harry Potter Khristmas: An Experience with Cacti - T. pachanoi & Ketamine (exp113947)". Erowid.org. Jan 13, 2020. erowid.org/exp/113947

60 in oral Cacti - T. pachanoi (extract)

11 feet of fresh San Pedro cactus was diced into 1-inch pieces and quartered with core intact. The pieces were blended into a smooth consistency with equal parts of water and ultimately filled up our 5-gallon stock pot to the brim. The brew was boiled for roughly five hours. The pulp was then filtered through a metallic mesh strainer and discarded. The remaining liquid was further filtered through a white cotton t-shirt.

The resulting green brew, roughly 2 gallons at this point, was reduced until it filled a Pyrex casserole dish. This was put into the oven and set to 200F with the door open and a fan aimed directly at the dish. It was fully evaporated within 8 hours, leaving behind a viscous green tar. The concentrate was scraped out of the dish and dumped onto a pile of white flour on top of some parchment paper. Flour was continuously added until the tar formed a dough. I kneaded the mixture and weighed out 11 equal mescaline dough balls, roughly smaller than the size of a golf ball.

Each ball was the equivalent to 1 foot of San Pedro. The reason for making a dough from the mescaline extract was for ease of dosing.
The reason for making a dough from the mescaline extract was for ease of dosing.
The balls are easily broken up into small chunks and swallowed with water. Theyíre also easy to store this way; they were wrapped in couple layers of shrink wrap and tossed in a ziplock bag for later consumption. They can also be frozen and stored long term.


Starting at around 11 PM on Christmas Eve, I divided 5 mescaline dough balls into roughly 40 small chunks and spaced out the consumption over an hour. I dosed with large gulps of ginger ale, anticipating nausea and attempting to mitigate that in advance. By midnight, which was now Christmas, I had finished consuming what I estimate to be approximately 2 grams of mescaline.

The come up is very, very slow. After an hour and a half I had my first alerts. Colors were becoming increasingly vibrant and a strong body high was beginning to come on. The body high is most similar to MDMA in my opinion, but lacking the jittery rushing amphetamine-like effect. Itís smooth, easy going, but EXTREMELY euphoric. By hour 3 I was finally what I would consider to be peaking.

I have done mescaline tar a couple of times before this with little to no visual component. This time I was very excited as the visuals really began to build in intensity. This was 5 times more than Iíve ever consumed before so I am not surprised. The rest of the trip lasted around 7 more hours and I was sober by around 11am. Visuals included: door frames contracting and expanding, constant breathing of all objects, extremely bright colors, and low lights appearing to glow. Everything was moving a little bit, as if it was alive. Reality had taken on a mescaline-wiggle.

While I was peaking I decided to try to boost the trip with some ketamine.
While I was peaking I decided to try to boost the trip with some ketamine.
I cut up a quarter gram into 4 equal lines. I took my first line and within ten minutes I felt extremely relaxed and observed the visual effects double in intensity. The world was alive, this is the only way I could describe it. It was powerful.

My wife was tripping with me too though she was on some psilocybin, not mescaline. She took a line as well. We got snuggled up under some blankets and threw on the original Harry Potter movie. This part was pretty amazing - the music, the magic, everything was so good. When Iím on ketamine, I tend to really get pulled into movies and forget the world. The strong mescaline trip only made this more intense and more magical, I was swept away.

With the backdrop of the Hogwarts soundtrack, I looked around the living room and watched everything morph and shift intensely. I felt waves of euphoria that were greater than MDMA in my opinion. Iíd occasionally get chills due to how strong they were, though I was very relaxed unlike the tension of a strong roll as I stated before. As the trip went on, we ended up re-watching the movie. As we got into round 2 of Harry Potter we both took our last line of K and things kicked up a bit once again! At this point itís around 5 or 6am and my wife is done tripping but mescaline is a long journey. Iím still peaking, the cactus is going strong.

About an hour later we decided to call it a night. I crawled into bed, turned off the lights and rode out some powerful trippiness for the next 4 hours until I finally drifted off to sleep. I woke up at noon, having only gotten a couple hours of decent sleep. I realized I was still tripping, no more visuals but the body high was very real. Mescaline is not a short trip by any means; itís a long journey and dosing up around midnight may have been a mistake. Having the quiet of the night and no responsibilities was nice though; I could really just let go and enjoy the trip.

Overall, this was a wonderful experience and I definitely want to repeat it soon and at a slightly higher dose. Iím thinking maybe 7 or 8 feet of San Pedro next time, but this would be near my limit. It was just such a nice and inviting trip. Itís not overly intense like many psychedelics can be at high doses; it has a calmness to it that is unique. But at the same time it was very visually rich and brought with it a very euphoric body high. It truly is a magical substance. I wonít forget this one, and I canít wait to repeat it!

Exp Year: 2019ExpID: 113947
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 31
Published: Jan 13, 2020Views: 2,652
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