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Mellow Pathway
Citation:   Threenil315. "Mellow Pathway: An Experience with Coleus (exp53261)". Sep 1, 2006.

10 leaves oral Coleus (fresh)
I hade been reading that coleus was used by ancient civilizations and even people of this era as a hallucinogen. I was really bored last night and reading through the articles and browsing through photos of the plant I realized 'HEY!' I have a lot of this growing right in my own yard.

I preceded to walk out of the house where I picked 10 fresh leaves of the beautiful coleus plant. Hmm... I looked at the leaves for a moment and started to smell the aroma from them, I could already tell they were going to trigger my gag reflexes later on as they smelled of a bitter sweet scent. Anyways I was hoping for a good trip. I was suspecting to see new lands or anything phenomenal but I did expect enhancement of other activities as I figured colors would be more vivid and my mind would create geometric shapes that werenít truly there.

I continued to walk to my room and laid the leaves on my bed and walked out into the other room to relax by watching TV so that I'd be in a comfortable state of mind. After an hour or so I went back into my room and put in 'The Wall' on my PS2, and started watching my favorite movie for 100th time. I picked up the leaves I had picked about an hour ago and rolled them into one big ball and popped it in my cheek. I let my saliva build up and occasionally swallowed and eventually I just chewed up the bitter leaves and swallowed them. I sat there for 10 of 15 minutes not feeling anything strong but felt 'strange', neither good or bad. After a while I realized I was concentrating a lot on the movie and when I looked at my ceiling I started to see objects in the light that my TV casts. I saw waves of the ocean and random geometric shapes. After sitting there for an hour or so more I went to a deep sleep.

Today I picked 10 more fresh leaves from a more mature plant in my yard. I started to chew the leaves but after one bite, I realized that the more mature leaves were even more bitter and almost wanted to throw up, I then put the leaves into a tea mug and warm water for about 20 minutes with a little bit of sugar to hide the horrid bitter taste.

Once the leaves had sat a while I gulped down the tea concoction and quickly ate the leaves that I had used to make it. About 5 minutes went by and I felt slightly light headed, and started to have an out of body feeling. Currently I am sitting here on my computer writing this listening to the Wish You Were Here album, Pink Floyd and still feel a little strange. When I close my eyes I see geometric shapes and I feel very connected to the music Iím listening to as if Iím a part of the song.

Exp Year: 2006ExpID: 53261
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Sep 1, 2006Views: 14,762
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