Citation: nicoty. "A Pleasant Night: An Experience with Syrian Rue (exp116527)". Erowid.org. Jul 26, 2022. erowid.org/exp/116527
A Pleasant P. Harmala Night
Dose: 2g Peganum harmala seeds
Body weight: 65kg
8pm: I grind up the seeds, add two tablespoons of lemon juice and a quarter cup of water. It smells like some kind of a savoury roast or yeast extract, but it tastes very bitter. I add 2 sucralose pills to make it go down easier and down the mixture in a swig. I have not eaten anything since about 2 hours prior.
I add 2 sucralose pills to make it go down easier and down the mixture in a swig. I have not eaten anything since about 2 hours prior.
I watch an episode of "What We Do in the Shadows".
9:30pm: I'm suddenly really hungry and get a hankering for chickpea, seaweed and mayo sandwich.
9:45pm: I've finished two sandwiches and decide to make two more. Going to the kitchen again, I notice that I am a bit unsteady this time and my vision is less focused. I feel a little giddy, nauseous and anxious, with some cold and tight sensations in the back of my head and neck, but I otherwise feel physically relaxed and loose. It feels like the time I had a heavy dose of antihistamine, but without the unpleasant metallic taste in my mouth, nystagmus and confusion that came with it.
I go back to my room, take a bite of a sandwich and realise that I feel too nauseous to be able to eat the rest of them tonight. I go back to the kitchen to store them for later. Grabbing the cling film from the drawer, I realise my motor control is less refined as I open and close the drawer a bit too hard. I start to feel light, pleasant tingling sensations in my appendages and head, like when I'm out of breath or excited. My vision is a bit hazy and the once warm orange light from the lamp in the kitchen now seems a bit harsh. It makes my head hurt a little and worsens my nausea. I wobble back to my room to sit down.
10pm: The nausea and light-sensitivity is too distracting for me to continue watching the video. I turn off my laptop screen and lie down in bed, feeling cool and very relaxed. Even my bowels feel like they might just want to let loose a little.
Closing my eyes, I notice that I'm imagining strange images and scenarios effortlessly, but am finding them a little hard to remember. My mind's eye shifts between images of a two-legged prancing horse, a beautiful woman lying on a shallow stream, a demonic-looking face, colourful shapes folding, twisting and warping. I can smell the fruity fermented Naga pepper sauce I had earlier that day. All the while, I feel super relaxed and unafraid, as I realise that I'm in the trip. My sheets feel so nice to touch and I feel sensations like electricity all over my skin. I feel very sleepy.
I intermittently wake up in the night like usual, but I find it easier to get back to sleep. I still feel some lingering effects at around 2am, but by 6am, the effects seem to have fully subsided. In the morning, I feel much calmer, less worried and more motivated as I write this down.
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