Citation: Sam. "One Heavy Trip: An Experience with Syrian Rue & LSD (exp70180)". Erowid.org. Apr 21, 2020. erowid.org/exp/70180
To commence the evenings experiment I took 1 gelcap of 4x Syrian rue extract. Half an hour later at 6 PM this was followed by the ingestion of 2x hits of liquid LSD.
I started to feel something quite early on, maybe 20 minutes or so later. My friend and I had the house to ourselves for the evening and we were basing ourselves in the sitting room, which we had set up as a very cool tripping pad, and even had the luxury of a log fire which was great.
Around 35 minutes later I noticed something different in the nature of the visuals. I watched as something resembling a black vine crawled up the wall next to the fireplace. On acid alone I never get such vivid visuals, they are much more like bright, neon projections and never seem to have much substance to them.
The visual distortions kept building, and then I had to be dancing or moving, as fast as I could, I had SO MUCH energy, reminded my of candy flipping one time before. With the fire going, we got especially hot, but strangely this was quite nice, however my heart felt like it was beating to bursting point, and if I was to stop moving I would become aware of this. Dancing in a darkened room with a lit incense stick in each hand was amazingly good fun, but room was limited, so we decided to head outside with a music box and an LED Frisbee. I remember vividly walking out into my drive in the pitch black and almost losing my bearings completely, there was so much vivid imagery everywhere. Needless to say, it was quite hard to move around, and we ended up bumping into things and tripping over. There was a large pond very near to where we were so we thought it best to head for an open field somewhere – we never made it though. Not only did we not get to use the LED Frisbee, I also managed to break it somehow!
After our adventures outside we returned inside. My friend was really quite concerned about me. We have tripped many, many times together on many different substances, acid in particular, but I was freaking him out a bit. I told him that I taken a bit of Syrian rue extract on the sly, and this alleviated his concerns to a vast degree. He had assumed I had seen something outside that I sent me off on a bit of a weird one. He knew something was up with me, but it definitely wasn’t a bad trip, so he wasn’t really sure how to react, he had no frame of reference, and this freaked him out a little.
Once back inside he tried his best to calm me down. I wanted everything immediately; my mind was running far too fast. The visuals were still very intense, and the trip had a very strong dark feel, yet surprisingly, was enjoyable
the trip had a very strong dark feel, yet surprisingly, was enjoyable
. It contrasted very strongly to an utterly terrifying smoked DMT experience I had a few months prior, where I had the strong feeling of encountering an exterior presence or power of some kind. With this trip, it was just me and the dark, lonely void. Both trips seemed to have strong messages, yet completely contrasted with one another.
I stated weed would sort me out, but wisely my friend knows not to give me any until I am capable of rolling a joint myself. Gradually I came down, to find to my surprise it was only midnight! I could swear that earlier I had seen the sun starting to rise! This was quite interesting, and almost exactly 6 hours later, the bulk of the trip seemed to suddenly evaporate. The remainder of the night was spent smoking joints, and drinking a few beers and a ‘banganja’ shake (banana/ganja milkshake, highly recommended for the coming down stage of an acid trip, the stage my friend and I have coined ‘stoner’s paradise’), watching some comedy and playing a bit of Mario Kart ’64.
All in all, I had an entertaining evening, however it was extremely intense, and not recommended for tripping newbies. My friend said if we had been out at a rave I would have likely ended up in hospital. Luckily the setting was very low risk. A little caution is advised for people wanting to experiment with this combination.
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