Citation: sanshi. "Oompa Loompas and Trains: An Experience with Salvia divinorum (exp11593)". Erowid.org. Aug 21, 2020. erowid.org/exp/11593
This experience was by far the most interesting, mind bending, and out there of all of the experiences from psychoactive substances I have consumed in my life time. I consider myself to be a relatively experienced psychonaut and I have experimented extensively with LSD, MDMA, THC, DXM, DMT.
I found out about salvia from a friend of mine and I was quite interested so I did some research and bought some online. I received it in the mail shortly thereafter, upon which I decided to take a few hits. My boyfriend took me to the local headshop to buy a new bowl for the nice plant, and then we went back to our apartment. It was Christmas Eve, and I was feeling pretty well, it was quiet with just me and my boyfriend there.
I took the first hit and felt extreme body sensation. The only way I can describe it is like a pulling sensation, it is almost as if I was moving when I'm not. It's like I feel an external vibration that keeps moving through my body and pulling me somewhere. I took the second hit and that was it. I put the bong down and I remember looking into my boyfriends face and seeing it distort; his face looked like a picasso picture, distorted and colored differently. His face meshed into a totally different state of consciousness. I remember feeling like I was in a different world, and there were little people around me. They looked like Oompa Loompas from the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
I remember feeling like I was in a different world, and there were little people around me. They looked like Oompa Loompas from the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The strangest part is that I recall having a very distinct thought and sensation that the salvia world was my true reality, that I was supposed to be there, and that my real life was but a fantasy reality. It was such an extremely strong sensation that I thought I would never return to my life, but the prospect of that did not seem wrong to me in the salvia world, in fact it seemed right, like that world was where I was supposed to be. I also had the distinct feeling that I was somehow working with the Oompa Loompas on some sort of project or goal, we were working together for a higher meaning. Unfortunately I cannot recall what that was. The scenery around me can only be compared to Mario Brothers, from the early Nintendo, with bright green rolling hills all around me.
All during this time I am totally unaware of the real world and totally unable to get up from where I was laying or even to communicate. I was unconscious. The last thing that I remember form the trip was looking out over these rolling hills and seeing train after train come past me on these rail road tracks. But these were not ordinary trains. If anyone has ever seen the children's show on PBS about the trains who can talk and have faces, or maybe the book The Little Train That Could, it was like that. These trains had faces, and they just kept coming past. I saw a train with my boyfriends face on it and then I remembered the real world and I wanted to leave that strange salvia world so I jumped from the train. Then I saw my boyfriends face, distorted like before like the Picasso image, and then I came totally out.
When I was back I was totally sober. I was amazed at the experience. My boyfriend said I was out for about 4 minutes and he said I was totally unconscious but kept saying 'what's up with this? what's up with this?' like I was really out there. All in all it was a satisfying experience, but not something that I would repeat soon. I say this as a habitual LSD user, I mean daily, and salvia is not something I would try a lot.
I have found that if I take a hit but don't get enough to leave our world, I feel kinda weird and scared, and I don't really want to take any more hits. When I tried salvia again I only took one hit, and I laid down and I remember seeing the wall open up and the oompa loompa was there to get me. Most of my friends have said that every time I take salvia I go back to my own special place, the same special place every time.
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