Citation: Zazzy. "A Dive Into My Subconscious: An Experience with Salvia divinorum (exp49811)". Erowid.org. Aug 12, 2020. erowid.org/exp/49811
This was my first experience with salvia, and a rather enjoyable one. Though young, I'm an avid pot smoker and all-around drug enthusiast, but haven't experimented all that much. A few of my friends had been messing around with chemicals and psychedelics, trying to get a more thrilling high. After spending all night out hotboxing my brother's car with friends, I asked if anyone had anything else to offer. At this point it was just my brother, 2 friends and I. One friend said he had some salvia on him, and my girl-friend and I seized the opprotunity.
The friend with the salvia decided to sit for us, so he packed us a bowl, let us smoke it, packed another and helped us light it, because we had already started to trip pretty hard.
The first 5 minutes or so were intense. I lost all sense of reality and my entire world, all I could see left and right was interlocking green and orange shapes. They were roughly barbell-shaped, much like the pattern on the bottom of Birkenstocks. The neon colors were almost blinding, and they flashed and pulsated around the outline like christmas lights. I'm not sure if my eyes were open or closed at this point, but later I talked to a much more educated friend and he speculated I was having closed-eye hallucinations. My trip then changed to a birds-eye view of a village, with tiny people and trees and a central church. I envisioned a miniscule Martin Luther nail the 95 theses to the wooden door. The environment was so tranquil, so primative, I felt a strong attachment to it. It was my village...not just any village. I was so fond of it, I was sad to leave it.
The next thing I know, I feel like I'm outside, on the leafy ground, with the wind roaring above me. I feel like I'm out of my body, and the only thought that keeps running through my head is 'I gotta get back in the car' over and over and over again. Trouble is, I can't remember what a car is, or why I would want to get in one, or where I came from, or what my destination was. My heart started racing and the wind kept blowing faster, and a feeling of panic set in. But, the next thing I know, I'm warm and inside the car, elbow rested on the car door. I'm finally aware of my surroundings, my actions, and my two companions, and my entire body feels shivery and jelly-like. Comparing the way I feel to waves, I exclaim, 'My back is the ocean!' and my other tripping friend, who had been resting on my tiny frame, started feverishly doggy paddling, thinking she was in mortal peril against the ocean of my back. Our loyal sitter had smoked a few more bowls of marijuana, and he found this entirely amusing and egged on her erratic behavior with motivational words. 'You can make it! You won't drown! I believe in you!' This was the climax of her trip I assume, and just as I snapped back to reality after thinking I was outside, she came to her senses after successfully swimming across the ocean.
Excited about what I had just experienced, I tried to call my brother's attention in the front seat, but discovered him to have left, and was disappointed in seeing one of his friends rolling a joint in the driver's seat. Apparently, my brother had gone off to make a deal during my rondezvous with salvia. My brother returned eventually and we went home, and I slept like a baby.
Most amusingly of all, the next day my friend informed me that I had, in fact, exited the car and stood in the freezing cold for a solid minute or two. For reasons like this, I'm really glad I was being accompanied by a responsible sitter, because I can imagine it'd be easy to make a horrible mistake or have an accident while using this drug. But overall, it was definitely a worthwhile experience. Apologies for the long entry.
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