Citation: Alcibiades. "Hesitant First Try: An Experience with Salvia divinorum (10x extract) (exp73113)". Erowid.org. May 18, 2020. erowid.org/exp/73113
Iíd been interested in psychedelics for some time, but havenít been able to purchase anything anywhere, except weed of course. I stopped by the head shop to buy some incense, and for some reason felt the urge to buy Salvia. Every time I walk into the shop it crosses my mind, so I decided to buy some anyway. It was somewhat of an impulse buy, but whatever.
I was thinking about going to a party, but I also wanted to try the Salvia. I called my friend Matt, told him I bought some, he laughed and said he heard it was intense. I told him Iíd call him in a few minutes to let him know. I read about having a sitter, and in all honesty I could have asked him to come over, but I decided to go solo.
I turned the lights off in my room, except for my monitor and a candle. I played some light ambient music to set the mood - though music was completely irrelevant. I noticed a ting of anxiety, so I mellowed out for a moment and closed my eyes. Iíd packed a bowl already, but I was starting to psyche myself out. I finally mustered the courage and took a big drag on the bowl.
The herb burned noticeably smooth and quick. Iím not sure how big my first draw was, but I held it for only 15 seconds or so, though I knew 30 was recommended. After I exhaled, I started to finish the bowl off.
I noticed the effects during the first hit. Time seemed to slow. I noticed a sudden drag to my body and thought process. During the second hit, I started having some disoriented thoughts. I thought the hit I was holding contained no smoke, so I exhaled. Sure enough, I was holding a hit. At this point I started to consider the impossibility of being sober for the next 5-15 minutes. For some reason I thought it was a bad idea, though this was only brief.
The next few moments, minutes, experiences, are somewhat indiscernible and fuzzy.
I remember laying back on my bed and noticing a heaviness. I tried to sit up, but it was difficult.
I managed to sit up on the bed, but it seemed like I was trying to pry my way out . Attempting to leave my bed was very difficult.
Also, though I was on my bed, and fully aware I was on my bed in my room, I seemed to be aware of a group of individuals sitting to my left, as if I was around a campfire and these people or entities were a part of the camp. Note, to the left is a wall.
As I tried to peel my way out of this invisible film or barrier in front of me, I had an inaudible conversation with the people to my left. I canít recall if they were actually talking to me, but it seemed they approved of me getting off the bed.
It seemed like more of a daydream. I seemed to be lost in my thoughts. I couldnít see a fire in front of me, or a campfire with logs, but I was completely aware of being around a campfire, with the people to my left sitting on logs or some type of seats.
Around this time I remember looking to my left and right somewhat rapidly, though I might not have been moving my head physically. It seemed like other people were trying to do the same as me, that is get off the bed, but I was the only one on my bed. Iím not sure where the others were.
After a few minutes I decided I screwed the experience with the sub par hits, so I attempted to sober up. I starting standing up and laying back on my bed several times. Every time I stood up, laying down seemed better. Eventually I remained on my back, but the bed was uncomfortable, and I noticed my clammy hands.
After that, I stood up and started to rearrange my room. My coffee table felt 3-4 times as heavy. I was still a little disoriented, but lucid enough to turn itunes off, walk upstairs and call Matt, and decide it was dinner time.
The conversation with Matt was a little awkward at first. I repeated myself several times, but eventually was able to describe the experience. After 20-30 minutes I was back to normal.
Overall, it was interesting, but a bit dreamy. Next time I plan to have a sitter, and take an adequate dosage, and hold my breath for the appropriate time.
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