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The Grand 'Au Revoir'
H.B. Woodrose & DXM
Citation:   1nmvm1nd. "The Grand 'Au Revoir': An Experience with H.B. Woodrose & DXM (exp116498)". Aug 13, 2022.

T+ 0:00
5.5 seeds oral H.B. Woodrose (ground / crushed)
  T+ 0:45   smoked Cannabis  
  T+ 0:45   smoked Tobacco  
  T+ 2:00 180 mg oral DXM (capsule)
Dosage: 5.5 Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds (LSA), 180mg DXM Hbr, 1l pure juice containing 34% pink grapefruit and roughly 2 teaspoons of black pepper


LSA is the first psychedelic I got my hands on. I have had very profound experiences with that chemical by itself. While chemically similar to LSD, the trip can be compared to psilocybin mushrooms. DXM is something that I have been experimenting recently (as well as DXM&DPH combos ranging from 300mg/0mg to 400mg/100mg) but I am not satisfied with the overall trips since I tend to black out and it doesn’t really fulfill me the way psychedelics do. I have heard positive things about LSD&DXM and since I have LSA in my inventory I wanted to give this combination a shot. I initially planned on taking 210mg DXM Hbr and some DPH, but more to that later.

The potentiation: Black pepper affects both substances while the pink grapefruit juice only potentiates DXM. I start by drinking the juice throughout the day and ingesting black pepper about 2-3 hours before tripping (kinda spicy - love it).

The trip: To give you a bit of context, I am currently staying in Croatia at my beach house. I begin by cutting the outer layer of the seeds and crush them with pliers. Then, I chew them for a couple of minutes and proceed to swallow. Usually, LSA takes about 40 minutes to kick in.

At T+0:20 I make myself a nice ginger+peppermint+CBD tea to combat the upcoming nausea. At the 30 minute mark I am listening to some relaxing music such as “La petite fille de la mer” by Vangelis and “Claire de Lune, L. 32” by Claude Debussy. My grandma is with me on the terrace and we have a lovely time exchanging memories and listening to the music.

Later, (around T+0:45) I go downhill to the beach (which is like 200 meters away) and bring with me a very small joint (it helps with the nausea), 210mg of DXM and 50mg of DPH in a container, some tobacco and more grapefruit juice. At this point I am listening to music on my earbuds and right there I could already feel an undeniable increase in music appreciation. I have chosen a cool rock to sit on while admiring the beautiful sunset. While smoking, I call a good friend of mine and I tell him about my plans for that evening. He wishes me a good trip (what a gentleman!). I take some sips of the grapefruit juice and notice a difference in taste, as if it’s a whole lot sweeter all of a sudden. I experience some nausea during that time but it is all manageable. Though the nausea can be really nasty if I do, say, more than 6 seeds. Then it feels like I'm dying. Been there, done that. It’s all part of the trip.

Now it really begins, we are at T+1:30 now and I can feel my whole body tingling. It is a very pleasant feeling. For those people who say that LSA doesn’t give you visuals: you are wrong. Look closer. Sure, it’s not like everything is morphing around you like on LSD, but there are other interesting things happening, such as: frame rate enhancement, pattern recognition, color enhancement, etc. At this point the sun is down and I know exactly what to do next: go up to my house. It is important to note that during this time in July we have a lot of tourists around. When tripping, you need to be extra cautious to not make a fool out of yourself. Also, I don’t want to scare families because I understand that they don’t understand.

I proceed to go uphill while a man with three kids is crossing my path. My thoughts are going wild at this moment. The introspective aspect of LSA is already kicking in and I haven’t even made it to the house yet.

Now it’s around T+2:00 and I am finally in my room ready to trip, ready to look myself in the mirror (metaphorically, but also literally, because, you know, dilated pupils and such). I wanted to take the DXM earlier but I just didn’t get to do it. I proceed to take 180mg DXM Hbr (6 gelcaps). I decided to leave DPH out of the equation. At this point I am getting closer and closer to the peak of the LSA. When I close my eyes, I see geometry manifesting itself. It is hard to describe, really but it’s like seeing hundreds of circles moving up, down, expanding. It kind of reminds me of when you look at raindrops hitting the ground. It was a very hot day and therefore also a hot night. This affected me by sweating more profusely than usual. Thankfully I had a 2l bottle of water which I stored in the freezer beforehand. In a weird way I hug the bottle because the cold is so satisfying on my skin. I look at the time on my phone and notice that only 10 minutes have passed since I entered the room. I could swear that it felt like at least 45 minutes.

T+2:30 I notice it’s getting harder to listen to music. The DXM is still in the come up stage although I feel that everything is getting more intense by the minute. I needed to put my earbuds down. I wanted to experience pure silence. What a feeling. I need to emphasise here that this trip is not just beautiful. It is painful as well, but I realised that this is exactly what I needed to experience. I have experienced various different kinds of drugs in these last two years: psychedelics, stimulants, depressants, dissociatives, nootropics and deliriants. This trip seems like the grand finale, a kind of “au revoir” if you will. I am happy that I encountered the good and bad sides of drugs. The big message I received is: stick to the psychedelics, and take them only if you really need them.
The big message I received is: stick to the psychedelics, and take them only if you really need them.

Now I am about 3 hours in and I open YouTube. I look at my home/recommended feed and notice something weird. Normally I’d watch recommended videos because there would be something that interests me eventually. But now I just could not. This is obviously because I am in a different state of mind and I couldn’t watch something simple that does not provide me with a lot of value (the pseudo-spiritual people refer to this as “low consciousness”). Not that things like memes and such are necessarily bad but I wanted to get the most out of the trip. I listen to the distinct voice of Manly P. Hall, a person truly ahead of its time. After that, I listen to a recording of Alan Watts with music in the background to calm myself down as I am approaching the peak of DXM. Then Mr. Watts said: “just let your brain do its thing” and after that I heard the sound of seagulls with ambient music in the background. That specific part of the video, which in reality is about 10 seconds long, felt like eternity. It was so beautiful that I was about to cry.

At T+3:30 I went to the toilet and looked in the mirror. I don’t know what was more dilated, my pupils or time itself! Things are starting to get really fascinating as I look at the blue carpet on the ground. It is absurd to me how many details we miss out when we’re sober. Now the dissociative aspect is hitting me like a truck. I watch a video of comedians David Spade and Norm Macdonald but I couldn’t laugh. I could do nothing but stare at the phone like a robot. I turn to my left and put the perfume “Phantom” by Paco Rabanne on me. If you know the fragrance you know that it has a robot-like shape as the design. I found that really suitable for my current situation.

More time is passing by as I am watching videos. Then, I look at a painting which is hung up vis-a-vis. In that painting, there are five horses… two of them white, two of them brown and a black one. In the middle of the painting there is a tree. The combination of the positioning of the horses with the tree and bushes made it feel like I’m looking at a face which is laying sideways. It was so clear. Then I wondered if the artist who made the painting intended the face to be there. Though, that will remain a mystery. I realise that I am not alone in my room. I have two centipedes and a spider chilling with me. We get along quite well and no one got hurt.

At this point it is past 2 a.m., T+5:00(+). I found videos about weird medieval art and loved each second of it. I sent a friend some screenshots of the paintings which were slightly scary and he replied with: “thanks, now I’m going to have nightmares about this”. An hour later I look at another painting which is in my room. In there, holy mary is portrayed holding a baby (Jesus) that looks like a small grown-up man. The same thing happens again: I notice so many distinct details in that painting. I even made a minute-long video wherein I whisper quietly talking about how fascinating this is.

I am still hard into the trip, even though I already arrived at the peak. This is because of the grapefruit/black pepper potentiation which makes the trip longer. A voice inside me told me to “sleep whenever you feel like”. I follow that advice and go to bed knowing fully well that this experience will stay with me as long as I am alive. I appreciate it so much.

The afterglow: I woke up the next day at 11 a.m. with a big smile on my face. This is life, and I am experiencing it. I drink an energy drink and smoke some cigarettes to process what went on the night before. Then I find some leftover weed and smoke it. Later, I proceed to draw art in medieval style. I am having a blast as I exchange my ideas with a friend who is into history. I cannot emphasise how happy I am to tap into sobriety from hard/mind-altering drugs. Later that day I went for a swim and it was almost surreal. The feeling of water surrounding your whole body is just so special. I look at the waves and its infinite beauty. I look at the faces of other people near me and realised this is just consciousness having a blast. We are here to learn, explore, feel.

As of writing this it is day 2 and the positive aspects did not subside. There’s just something about that trip that will stay with me forever, and I am so appreciative of that.

Exp Year: 2022ExpID: 116498
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 22
Published: Aug 13, 2022Views: 1,024
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