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First Time and No Sitter
Salvia divinorum (10x extract)
by Joss
Citation:   Joss. "First Time and No Sitter: An Experience with Salvia divinorum (10x extract) (exp35852)". Apr 9, 2018.

1 hit smoked Salvia divinorum (extract - 10x)
Well, my first time with extract. I'd encountered Salvia before, at Glastonbury Festival (I helped a guy sell leaf, 5X and 10X for a few hours... only smoked leaf to no effect.)

This time, I got it right. I ordered a gram of 10X extract off the internet, made my own bong (out of a big coke bottle, a metal windchime and aluminium foil) and bought the biggest, hottest wind-proof blow-torch lighter I could find. Shame I forgot to buy any lighter fluid. So, armed with my normal lighter (and a mounting sense of pointlessness) I forged ahead...

The setting: A rainy night, with me on my own in my home. I have no chance in hell of finding anyone willing to walk to my house at 1 in the morning in pouring rain, so I make the place as safe as possible for me (closing and locking windows, putting everything sharp out of sight, close every door to rooms I don't need to go into, turn the light on in the bathroom...)

The bong built, I crumble about a third of one 500mg packet into the aluminium-and-sticky tape bowl. The tube isn't that long, so I have to rest the bottom on my knee and lean the whole thing back a lot (like the sculpture 'The Thinker' but with a bong in it... may seem pointless... but it important...)

So, I pull the smoke through, making sure I have as much smoke as possible in the bottle. I take in a massive breath and hold it for as long as possible...

It was at this moment, that lots of things happened at once...:
1) I had no idea where I was
2) I had no idea what I had just done
3) I forgot how to move
4) Everything stayed the same visually (technically...) yet it seemed I could only view it from a different perspective. A straight line from between my eyes, running down my hand over the bong and right in front of me up to the tv, wall e.t.c. (basically, the outline of the silhouette of my body... which was like 'The Thinker') seemed like a limit, or the edge of my vision. Beyond that to the left (during the trip, I didn't acknowledge the existence of anything to the right) it seemed like a 3D cartoon... but as if I was in it, frozen in place between pages (with the pages holding me on that imaginary line down my body).

I stayed frozen in place for a good few minutes (there was a clock right in front of me on the VCR, but that particular piece of machinery didn't exist...) letting my mind first wander down the 'horizon' between my eyes/down the side of my bong/down my legs e.t.c.

It felt like hypnosis... being impelled... even TOLD (or MADE to believe) that reality no longer exists the way you want it to. It existed by different rules for a few minutes and THERE'S NOTHING I COULD DO ABOUT IT! The weirdest part was that I had no recollection at all of anything that had happened before I started to let out the breath.

Exp Year: 2004ExpID: 35852
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Apr 9, 2018Views: 842
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