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I Lost All Sense of Time and Space
Salvia divinorum (5x extract)
by Delta Nine
Citation:   Delta Nine. "I Lost All Sense of Time and Space: An Experience with Salvia divinorum (5x extract) (exp27315)". Erowid.org. Jun 2, 2007. erowid.org/exp/27315

 
DOSE:
300 mg smoked Salvia divinorum (extract - 5x)

BODY WEIGHT: 180 lb


Ok, first some background. I am fairly experienced with psychedelics (DPT, Mushrooms, and LSD), but I've never gotten a full-blown psychedelic experience with ego loss and whatnot. A friend told me about Salvia, he described it as 'a 5 minute acid trip'. That description intrigued me, so I ordered some Salvia online. When it arrived, I got a few friends together, got a nice bong, and a torch-style lighter, and walked out to a small duck pond. I sat down on a wooden park bench. My friends just wanted to watch my first experience without actually trying Salvia, so they smoked a few bowls of weed amongst themselves.

I packed a fair amount of the Salvia into the bong and took it all in one hit. As soon as the smoke hit my lungs, I got the feeling that *something* was happening, but I couldn't tell what that something was just yet. After I finished taking my hit, I felt an extremly strong force pushing me back, almost as if some unseen entitiy was slowly and steadily pushing me in my chest, trying to get me to lay back. I got the hint; I rolled off the bench and laid down on my back and closed my eyes.

Immediately, I felt like the world was spinning around very rapidly, but it didn't feel like the vertigo you get from alcohol (no nausea, for one). I got extremely disoriented and lost in the spinning. Not long after that, I lost all sense of time and space. I could vaguely hear my friends talking to each other, but I could not understand what they were saying. Their voices seemed very slow and garbled. There were not that many visuals, just a few prismatic patterns dancing across my field of vision. I did not pay attention to the visuals or the voices because sight and sound seemed unimportant, they had no bearing on my mindset.

At that point, a strange thought started repeating itself over and over in my head, it didn't feel like my own thought. Rather, it felt like someone was saying it in my ear: 'This is the path, don't despair, you will go past the door soon, but not today.'

After that, I gradually regained my senses, and the world came back to me. I sat up, still unable to feel or move my arms, looked around, and managed the only word I could at the time: 'Wow...Wow.' This was the closest I've ever gotten to completely losing touch with conventional reality, and I'm definately going to try this again (maybe 10X next time ;) )

Exp Year: 2003ExpID: 27315
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Jun 2, 2007Views: 6,375
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