Citation: LookingDistant19. "Reflections on the Seeds: An Experience with H.B. Woodrose (exp12419)". Erowid.org. Feb 19, 2007. erowid.org/exp/12419
I have written the following information based on my own and other’s experiences with these magical seeds. I have found them a wonderful substitute for LSD, in some ways better, and feel a great respect for their power. First, I would like to make it clear that you should read everything you can find before trying any substance, an educated mind makes for a better experience, and helps one avoid destroying themselves or harming their body.
There are many ways to prepare the woodrose seeds for usage.
(Note: One must always scrape the outer skin of the seeds, until they are tan and smooth. The skin will cause nausea in most people. A file is the perfect tool for this.)
Chewing – The easiest way to ingest. Just put the seeds in your mouth, chew them into small pieces, then swallow. The seeds are very hard, and it will require much effort. The taste is strange and plant-like, and most people seem to be somewhat bothered by the taste. I find that holding my nose while chewing reduces this.
Powder – Grind the seeds into a powder, separate them into small piles, and with a folded piece of paper pour the powder down your throat. Be sure to have a drink with you to chug after you swallow or to help wash down. This method is good for people that are really bothered by the taste, even though it takes more time.
Tea/hot Chocolate – Grind the seeds into a powder, boil waters with the powder in it. Add a really powerful tea, or I would recommend hot chocolate which really overpowers the taste. Then drink it. Note: This reduces the power of the seeds, and the level of LSA you get from them. So I adjust dosage accordingly.
Dramamine: Taking a tablet of this stomach soother is recommended to avoid stomach pain.
1-2 seeds: Possible Effects include: Slight enhancement of vision, slight increase in speed of thoughts but nothing much else. I found this dosage level interesting for slightly enhancing an activity. However, I believe the seeds are much more useful in higher dosage levels.
3-4 seeds: Possible effects include: Perceptual changes, color and vision enhancement, time alteration, euphoria, slight auditory enhancement, revelations possible, altered thinking, occasional hallucinations. Side effects: slight nausea is possible. It is the perfect starting place.
5-13 seeds: At this point the more seeds I take the more intense the effects from lower dosages get, the more possible for revelations and visual hallucinations. It also becomes more possible for nausea and vomiting. The most intense dose I have tried is 13 seeds. It produced vomiting which I’ve learned to deal with, and an experience that is akin to a medium dose acid trip. I have not tried any more seeds then this, due to the intense stomach pain that could result.
I have used to seeds as a guide to the mysterious unknown. I have discovered many things through these psychedelic experiences, from the mystically profound to the emotionally relevant. They have been spiritual experiences for me opening my cynical mind to the great wonder of shifting reality. I have also seen many powerful visions, both filled with meaning and sometimes no meaning whatsoever. They have given me a marvelous adventures and helped me grow as a person. As old cliché says… “mind expansion” There’s no better way to put it. You must have courage, you must educate yourself, and you must be prepared. Good luck.
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