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Not to Join the System
Salvia divinorum
by Ion Rodz
Citation:   Ion Rodz. "Not to Join the System: An Experience with Salvia divinorum (exp2856)". Dec 16, 2001.

1 hit smoked Salvia divinorum (leaves)


I did salvia for the first time about 3 months ago. I bought a 1/4oz. for $20 from a guy that I met. Simple leaves.
Or at least I thought.
My reaction at first was, 'this guy has sold me cooking herbs'.

Damn, was I wrong.

It was night, around 11pm. I decided I was going to inhale when I remember that I need to get something in the car. So I went outside, packed pipe in hand, a lighter in the other, and couldn't resist lighting it up.

Two huge hits and then another one that I couldn’t hold for long enough.

I headed back to the door, when I started feeling like ants under my skin. Nothing bad, but a VERY wierd feeling. I had to sit down in the doorsteps, when I saw myself sitting on the doorsteps. I laid back and closed my eyes, saw a huge cloud. I did not actually enjoy this try, but I did not want to wait to try it again.

Next day, at about 1pm, in my bathroom. Brought some music (Dara) and some pillows.
Opened the window so I didn't fill the room with smoke. Lighted up, and I inhaled and inhaled and inhaled until I lose consciousness with the immediate reality. I fell on the floor (just perfect because I had a pillow).

It was a circle. In fact, all I saw was concentric circles of different colors, and they had the silhouette of a world. Suddenly I even heard other sort of music, music that I have never heard before. Like industry music (not industrial). Like being in a factory world and all the noises from the machinery formed a beat.

I guess that what it was, an industrial trip.
The 'world' melted in to machines and people laughed, others cried. I saw my friend's face on it too, but in the form of a kaleidoscopic image. Like a circle, somewhat prismatic. And it vanished.

Trucks, machine, money, green, trees, fires, destruction, chaos and then creation. I did not understand (at least in that moment).

But it was not bad. I was seeing THE WORLD. Then I found myself in a space. No color. Not black, not white, no colors, except for me. Like P was inside my mind, physically.

Then, the revelation of what I saw. Some voice that came from matter explained to me that we are doing something wrong. That we have left the cycle to join the system. The cycle of nature. The system of capitalism and mass production of machines, life, death, persecution. We are making the world so much complex than it needs to be.

That was the dream.

Since then, I have not done salvia again. Maybe (surely) in the future. But the things I saw there, really got me thinking. I still think about them every day. I want to do something about it. Until then... 2015.

Needless to say, I'm not the same since I learned from salvia.

Exp Year: 2000ExpID: 2856
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Dec 16, 2001Views: 6,849
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