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Aglow in Pure Pleasance
Proscaline
Citation:   john iv. "Aglow in Pure Pleasance: An Experience with Proscaline (exp117817)". Erowid.org. Feb 6, 2024. erowid.org/exp/117817

 
DOSE:
T+ 0:00
22 mg insufflated Proscaline (powder / crystals)
  T+ 0:00 23 mg oral Proscaline (powder / crystals)
  T+ 0:55 20 mg oral Proscaline (powder / crystals)
  T+ 3:17 20 mg oral Proscaline (powder / crystals)
  T+ 0:00   vaporized Cannabis  
BODY WEIGHT: 82 kg
Setting: Friday afternoon on a mild Spring day. The plan is to go for a long walk through a nature area in a nearby park, which I’ve been looking forward to since the warmer weather arrived.

Mindset: First dose taken towards the end of my workday, about ninety minutes before logging off (from working from home). I know nothing urgent is going to come up in that time, and the effects will take a while before I might feel ‘impaired’ from higher-functioning for work. At this point I had experimented with lower, relatively uneventful doses of Proscaline, as well as a recent trip on Isoproscaline [see ‘First Beautiful Foray’]. I am otherwise fairly experienced with psychedelics.

Time 0:00: Weighed out 45 mg Proscaline from a trusted vendor. I portioned about half of the white powder and insufflated. It burned a lot more than I remembered (on previous experience with lower 15-30mg doses of the same material), and much more than Isoproscaline. I ingested the rest. The nasal burn continued for about 20 minutes, even as the powder dripped into my throat.

+0:45min: I have a mild tingling in both arms, and I have begun sweating a bit. Not much else. Not enthralling. I choose to take some more.

+0:55: I weigh out an additional 20 mg of Proscaline and ingest with water.

+1:15: A pleasant ‘glowing’ feeling has begun. It is fairly mild; however, I recognize this ‘glow’ from my isoproscaline trip a couple weeks back. I also begin to get 'giddy' feelings in my stomach. These persist for the first couple of hours, but never to the point of nausea. Thus, I’d claim a low body load.

+2:00: Looking out the window, colours of leaves, grass, and flowers appear extra vibrant. I realize I'm feeling like I’m in my own glowing little world. It snuck up very subtlety, but I am now feeling the effects wash over me. Still not as intense as Isoproscaline (where I was peaking after two hours), but comparable now that I've taken a larger dose. This trip is very different than my lower-dose Proscaline experiences.

+2:25: Amazing closed-eye visualizations have begun. I lay back with eyes closed and watch a ‘squishy generative bubble extruder’ fill my vision. It is detailed, though relatively monochrome.

+3:17: I choose to weigh out and ingest 20mg more.

+3:45: After staring at the back of my eyelids and gazing at impressionist paintings that have a breathing quality, everything seems combined in ultimate beauty, and I am lost in it. I need to go for my walk.

+4:00: Definitely in the peak, in the ultimate glow.

Proscaline seems quite dose-dependent. A 30mg dose did very little when I first tried Proscaline. After a great trip on 45mg isoproscaline, I think I'd written off the Proscaline as a dud; however, the larger dose has made a huge difference.

As with other phenethylamines, I can easily 'pull out' as necessary, or 'get lost in’ the headspace as I want.
I can easily 'pull out' as necessary, or 'get lost in’ the headspace as I want.
Conversation and general mental state seem unaffected when I speak with my girlfriend and neighbours. The CEVs are amazing. They are now more colourful and playful; they are not as structured as DMT or other tryptamines. Many times on the walk, I stop, close my eyes, and just let them come to me. I don’t 'try to see’, I don't 'try' at all; I just let go and the visions take over.

+4:20: These drugs are nothing but pleasant…’Pure Pleasance'. The time-stamp says it has only been 20 minutes since my last 'check-in', but it feels like it could have been a couple hours. In my notebook, I’ve written: “…continue this walk. I’m gonna have to, if I want to get Anywhere. Else. But this spot.”

+4:43: Again, it feels like another hour or two has passed, and I’m surprised to see it’s only been another twenty minutes or so. I’ve lost sense of time passing. I am sweating a lot. Seems common for this drug class; also it’s rather hot and humid. "Stay hydrated kids!"

+5:05m: Earlier, I was very focused on minutia, and looming at tiny things in full detail. Now it's seeming harder to focus in on small macro objects, like a wasp crawling in the grass by my foot. My focus is now more on large-scale/wholes. Gestalt…greater than the sum of its parts. Colour schemes flow between trees and homes, blurring their natural borderlines. “But every place is a home.” All my surroundings seem to be pulsing with life and breath. The trees expand and contract like one giant breathing organism. Water flows in strange ‘patterns’ as the rocky riverbanks writhe.

A mental reflection: General acceptance is what I feel for phenethylamines; for whatever they bring. Even in moments where it seems like the effects could be subsiding, everything is still beautiful and perfectly acceptable. I am truly enjoying every moment of the experience.

Later into the trip, I took a few vape sessions of cannabis (indica). This added a little 'heaviness', but not 'headiness’ to the overall feelings. But no impact on the visual or entactogenic experience.

On return to my condo, I felt a bit socially awkward, and was definitely more reticent to parlay. I was still able to hold a conversation with a neighbour, though it was a bit trickier to remain focussed on conversation.

+10h30m: While I’ve come down quite a bit, and visuals have subsided, everything seems absolutely beautiful and still.

Exp Year: 2021ExpID: 117817
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Feb 6, 2024Views: 15
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