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Dreaming of Mazes
Sativah (Herbal Blend)
Citation:   KingNot. "Dreaming of Mazes: An Experience with Sativah (Herbal Blend) (exp42541)". Aug 25, 2008.

2 bowls smoked Various (plant material)
Wanting to experiment with drugs, but facing drug tests while switching jobs and not really having any contacts for extralegal substances, I've dabbled in 'legal highs' recently.

Sativah is a herbal high combination of: 'Lettuce Opium, mad-dog weed, egyptian mugwort, passionflower, Salvia Divinorum, Hops, Strobiles, Mixed Chamomile, Damiana, Raspberry and Spearmint' The stuff I got was crudely ground, so I could actually see parts of the stuff they mentioned and I believe the list, including Salvia (by taste in smoke), which I've tried elsewise.

I bought a 28 gram pack from my local 'headshop'. The owner, an old hippie I'd known since I was a toddler, actually tried to get me to try this stuff first when I was looking for Salvia. The info on the pack recommended trying just before bedtime.

I settled into my chair watching a movie, and I'd made all the preperations for bedtime. About 1/2 hour before I planned to go to bed, I lit some in my home-made bong, which is a glass lemonade jar with some heavy duty plumbing tubing and a brass hose head for a cup. I use small sheets of aluminum foil which I've perforated with a pin for a screen. The overall volume is about 3/4 of the volume of a standard tobacco pipe.

The smoke itself was bitter and very, very thick with a grey/white coloring. I sucked until it reached my lips, then exhaled while I covered the smoke chamber. Then I let go of the control hole and sucked a lungful, held for 20-30 seconds, and exhaled. From the jar, I was able to get 2.5 lungfuls and the cup lasted for two of these operations. Since it was smaller than a standard pipe, I filled it twice. Then I went off to bed.

On the way to bed I noticed some clumsiness, but I was tired already so I won't attribute that entirely to the drug. What I did notice was an enhanced feeling of body. I could feel and hear my blood flowing in my chest, through my heart and around my torso. My heart was beating loudly, though not unusually fast, just that I could hear all the things inside my body. There was other noise in the room, from my TV.

For a while, I played 'Fire and Ice'. Then, the noise in my chest subsided and I turned off the tv and went to go to sleep. No images flashed into my brain, so I tried to create some. Since I love Sword & Sorcery stuff, I played out cliche scenarios; riding dragons, killing sub-men with a battle axe and chasing pretty scantily clad ladies through jungles. Frazetta stuff;-)

Now, I have a good imagination already, but I did see an improvement here: In the EASE of the imagination. These felt close to real, even though I was using 1/10 the brainpower I did when doing this to 'serious daydream' for a story. I could FEEL the battle axe in my hand as I hacked into the head of a sub-man, Feel the wind and inertia riding on top of a dragon and the backlash of hot gas as I had it burn stuff on the ground and FEEL my manhood in the ladies I caught. This was not a hallucination, because I knew what was real, it was enhanced imagination. My body lie still through this.

When I finally got to sleep, I slept a little lighter than most time, waking up more often. I did dream more in ways that I could remember, mostly lucid dreams between sleep and wakefulness. These dreams were of going through endless mazes, some stone and underground, others made of semi-transparent glass in vast open spaces, like an endless beach under a few inches of water and a large open sky. None of the 'heroic fantasy' stuff carried over into these dreams, they seemed to be about a feeling of calmness and exploration and an unreachable contemplation.

I felt a bit tired in the morning, but there were other factors I could attribute to that. Glad the next day was a day off, but I could have gone to work OK. I definitely plan to try more, probably only one small bowl next time. There's enough for a LOT of doses in one pack, so I hope this stuff 'grows' on me.

Exp Year: 2005ExpID: 42541
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Aug 25, 2008Views: 69,990
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