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Colourful Dream
Silene capensis
by Hum^
Citation:   Hum^. "Colourful Dream: An Experience with Silene capensis (exp72204)". Erowid.org. Feb 29, 2016. erowid.org/exp/72204

  repeated oral Silene capensis


I have always been interested in dream states, lucid dreams and astral projection. I had experimented with Calea Z earlier, but did not get much results, even with 10x extract. Another dream herb I remember obtaining was African Dream herb, it was some kind of bean that was to be smoked, I did not get much results with that either, but it worked on my brother who got instantly to lucid state after smoking 300mg from pipe.

Anyways, new dream herb had appeared, Silene capensis. I decided to give it a try also. After obtaining some from internet I started to regularly ingest it in the morning, I first ate small twigs, but it didn't do anything in a week, it was said that it's active in very small amounts. Then I started to use larger amounts of the root, first powdering it and then mixing it with warm water, then stirring until white foam formed. In the bubbles of the foam one could see all the colours of the rainbow and the taste was peppery. I did not get results in first couple of times with this method either, but I recall very vividly when I did. I had prepared at least a gram of the root and consumed the foam and went to take nap.

The dream I saw was very strange in nature and was about an intelligent cat that had symbiotic parasites living in its body, some kind of worms made of a metallic substance were eating his flesh and transforming it to something else. The cat took out one of the parasites and dropped it to the ground and it transformed into a lizard, the parasites were some strange mean of creation/metamorphosis which the cat used as a medium to transform it body to something else. Colours in this dream were metallic and VERY bright, like DMT. There were kaleidoscopic spinning backgrounds and many forms including the lizard were extremely sharp and crystalline.

From none of the 60 psychoactive substances that I have tried, have I ever seen such colours. No other substances were taken except black tea.

Exp Year: 2006ExpID: 72204
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Feb 29, 2016Views: 4,793
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