Citation: Scribble. "Plugged in to Something Intangible: An Experience with Huasca Combo (Syrian Rue & Phalaris Grass) (exp73424)". Erowid.org. Aug 25, 2016. erowid.org/exp/73424
The extraction I used was fairly simple; I started with 15 grams of freshly picked phalaris grass (Phalaris arundinacea) and froze it, thawed it then froze it etc. I did not let the plant dry to possibly preserve the active principle. I then put it still frozen into a blender with Everclear and lemon juice. Blended thoroughly. I filtered the now green liquid through a coffee filter. I did a similar extraction with 3 grams of powdered Peganum harmala (Syrian Rue). I did this about three times with the Rue till the solution went from red to translucent yellow. After the everclear evaporated the resultant resin was frozen and later mixed with papaya juice and Ju mex nectar and ice blended together to make a tasty smoothie.
Within 15 min I felt the dreamy feeling associated with harmala soon after accompanied by an energetic pulsating of color and feeling. This must be Dimitri’s influence. The peak was sudden; within an hour. At first I was laying on the floor relaxed feeling the intensity of godspeed!you black emperor I switched it over to Dinosaur Jr. something a little more laid back as at this point the intensity was elevating.
I was mildly nauseous and a little overwhelmed at this point. The tokes I took off my one hitter throughout this endeavor seemed to synergize the experience. During an especially heart felt guitar solo It hit me like a psychedelic flood. The room pulsating and writhing as if it were a living being. With the shadow of fear present, maintaining equilibrium was challenged. Thought and inner vision were significantly stimulated. Lost in swarm of glowing CEV’s I jumped to my feet in a state of childish glee. To the sounds of Jawbox’s Scrapbook of Fatal Accidents I found myself in what I can only describe as a hippie dance dictated by the music. The OEV’s were prevalent and had a quality that were different than those I experienced with mushrooms and LSD. It may be due to the power of suggestion but, it all had a mystical feeling. Like I was connected, or plugged in to something intangible, beauty that isn’t meant to be fully understood.
As soon as it was there it was gone. After about two hours it was subsiding. I went for a walk. It was dusk, the sky had layers of orange, then red then blue. Every plant and tree seemed more alive and benevolent in this space. I walked by the spot where I picked the phalaris, I whispered to its brethren ‘thank you’.
I walked by the spot where I picked the phalaris, I whispered to its brethren ‘thank you’.
The wheat grass and wild flowers were glowing from the dying orange sun. I can see why these two synergized vessels are rumored to have applications for the treatment of depression. As I walked I felt more content and at peace than I have in quite a while.
At first I had been a bit apprehensive to try Syrian rue again. Let alone throw a DMT trip on top of it. My senior year of High School I bought some from a now defunct mail order company. I did little research on the effects and dose. I made a tea out of two tablespoons of rue. Very stupid considering this was about twice or more the average dose and I had no idea of the MAOI properties of this plant. Needless to say I got extremely sick. I threw up in my grandmother’s living room in a state of intense hallucinatory delirium unlike any experience I had with LSD at that point. It was a very frightening experience and I felt jumpy and psychologically impaired the next day. I kept getting the feeling I was being snuck up on and was seeing people in my peripheral vision that weren’t there. I did learn not all psychedelics are alike.
Nearly ten years later I would summarize this current experience as pleasantly mild and enlightening. I did take the MAOI dietary suggestions seriously and went on a two day juice fast. Now about five hours later I just ate a burger (no cheese) and feel fine.
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