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The Energy That Controls Reality
Salvia divinorum
Citation:   Anonymous. "The Energy That Controls Reality: An Experience with Salvia divinorum (exp36088)". Erowid.org. Jan 5, 2008. erowid.org/exp/36088

2 bowls smoked Salvia divinorum
Mindset and Setting:
I was at a friendís house with three of my good friends. The room was well lighted. We were all in fairly relaxed and somewhat talkative moods. I was sitting comfortably on a sofa. I had tried salvia about 4 times before. I should also mention that I am a very rational person who tends to be skeptical of reports of paranormal activity. This makes my trip all the more strange.

The Experience:
I smoked two fairly large bowls of the salvia through a bong. I felt the effects as I was smoking the second bowl. The effects were actually not any different from the previous 4 times I had used salvia, but this was the first time I was able to actually put my finger on the strange sensations running through my mind.

I had a strong sense that everything going on inside of me and in the room I was in was being controlled by masses of energy floating through the room. I could sense the shapes and locations of the energy in the room. I also both physically felt the masses of energy as they flowed through me, a sort of powerful but painless electrical field, and saw how the manifested themselves in me and in the world around me. Its manifestations varied. An example: At one point, I knew a wall of energy was approaching me. My friend made a joke, and just as the energy passed through me I laughed hysterically at the joke. I felt that I was no longer controlling my actions; it seemed that the energy was controlling my actions and that I was simply experiencing them. Because I could sense the energy flowing in the room in very definite shapes, I had a strong sense that I could foresee the future. Though I question that sense, I am intrigued by the fact that my actions were fairly logical and normal despite the fact that I seemed to have no true control over them.

The trip lasted for about five minutes. I had no visual or auditory hallucinations; I simply had the distinctly altered reality I have described. As the trip faded, so did my sixth sense of the energies. Another interesting aspect of the trip was that the reality I was in felt entirely normal. Thus, I was not at all scared or disturbed. I think that this sense of feeling normal is why I had so much trouble describing my previous four experiences. In each of those experiences, I couldnít figure out what about the reality was any different than my normal reality. I have felt this same sense of an altered but seemingly normal reality before when taking mushrooms.

It is strange to me that every time I have done salvia my reality has shifted to such a specific bizarre reality.

Exp Year: 2004ExpID: 36088
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Jan 5, 2008Views: 5,467
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