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Pre-Meditive Calmative
Calea zacatechichi
Citation:   Velmwend. "Pre-Meditive Calmative: An Experience with Calea zacatechichi (exp53257)". May 21, 2006.

1 cig. smoked Calea zacatechichi (dried)
Unaware of the standard dose I packed a two-skin cigarette with roughly 1-5g of Calea zacatechichi and smoked it shortly before retiring to bed. Although bitter, the smoking experience isn't entirely distasteful, but the lingering after-taste is. There were no obvious mental or physical effects following the smoke.

After rinsing my mouth with peppermint I retired to bed and began to meditate. Almost immediately I realised that my mind was clear, almost thoughtless and decluttered. It was a pleasing effect and greatly aided my meditation.

The main reason I decided to try Calea zacatechichi was for the hypnagogic imagery. I wasn't dissapointed, I fell into a delightful wave of hypnagogics before passing into unconsiousness.

This morning I awoke and felt as if I'd been asleep for days. I was aware that I'd experienced a very heavy, restful sleep but, strangely enough, I do remember waking a few times during the night, something I don't normally do.

As for dreams, my memory was very foggy, I could remember fragments of dreams, but nothing unusual, vivid or striking. In fact, the only dream I DO remember with any clarity was that the pop singer Madonna had decided to launch her own clothes range! :)

To summarise: a very subtle, mind-clearing herb, useful aid for me in trance or meditation. Hypnagogics were increased.

I intend to continue experimenting nightly.

Exp Year: 2006ExpID: 53257
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: May 21, 2006Views: 15,999
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