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Evil Parrot
Salvia divinorum (5x extract)
by Brad
Citation:   Brad. "Evil Parrot: An Experience with Salvia divinorum (5x extract) (exp25265)". Feb 11, 2023.

Several hits smoked Salvia divinorum (extract - 5x)
I first tried Salvia at Glastonbury Festival 2003, and to be honest I wasn't expecting much. I'd read the FAQ's and reports about salvia, so I knew quite a bit about the stuff, but my experiences with legalised drugs haven't exactly been mind-blowing. I can't believe how wrong I was.

I tried a few pipe-fulls of the extract, but all it did was make my clothes feel tight and my skin sensitive, almost like I was on fire. I was determined to do it properly though, so when some friends bought a triple-chambered bong from one of the stalls and brought it back to the tent, I decided to load 1/4 of a gram into it.

I didn't feel any different. A minute passed and still, no different. Then all of a sudden I looked at one of my friends, and she had turned into a parrot. Not only was she a parrot, but she was an evil one! It wasn't really a visual thing, but more of a mental one. My mind was telling me that she was a parrot (a particularly evil one) and no matter what I did, I couldn't find any reason to believe otherwise.

Despite this, I was still convinced that I wasn't tripping. Everything looked almost as if it was made out of water - there was a shimmering haze surrounding the outline of everything that I looked at.

I suddenly realised that reality as we know it does not exist. It is merely a Matrix-style illusion that hides what really exist. My vision was split horizontally in two; the bottom half was slipping away, while the top half was the fake version of reality shielding me from the truth. My friends were reassuring me that I wasn't tripping, but as they were in the top half of my vision (which was pretty messed up) I didn't believe them.

I saw evil everywhere. I thought that I was on a different plane of existence. I couldn't feel my face and I didn't have any coordination; in fact, I felt completely out of control of my own body. All I could do was put my head in my hands and wait for this hell to finally fade away.

Luckily the trip only lasted a relatively short while, although it is my friends who told me this as I had lost all sense of time. I was glad to be sane again, although apparently I wasn't acting like my normal self for a few days afterwards. Although the experience was terrifying, I have a newfound respect for the plant and the power that it has. I am also convinced that I could have a deep, meaningful experience if I had the right sitter and the right environment. I definitely want to try it again some time, just not any time soon.

Exp Year: 2003ExpID: 25265
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Feb 11, 2023Views: 243
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