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Absorbed in a State of Déjà Vu
Salvia divinorum (15x extract)
by MysticTripper
Citation:   MysticTripper. "Absorbed in a State of Déjà Vu: An Experience with Salvia divinorum (15x extract) (exp73693)". Erowid.org. Mar 12, 2020. erowid.org/exp/73693

 
DOSE:
0.5 g vaporized Salvia divinorum (extract)

BODY WEIGHT: 155 lb


I was more than prepared for the worst.

This was to be my first experience with Salvia. After doing a day’s worth of hearty research on the Internets, I learned all I thought I needed to know to be prepared: I trip-proofed my bedroom, lit some incense, put on some ambient music (Phish’s “Siket Disc”), and waited till nightfall. Most importantly I had a sitter in the other room.

So here it goes…

I load up the filling chamber with .5 grams of 15x Salvia Divinorum. I crank the Volcano to the max. The balloon fills with the first round of vapor.

I lay back in my bed and inhale. I hold the vapor in my lungs for as long as I possibly can. As I exhale I immediately begin to feel a pleasant creeping sensation throughout my body. I try to keep my eyes shut but they want to stay open. To say I begin to feel as though in a dream would be an understatement. The transition into the Salvia state is so absorbing that I don’t fully realize there is a transition until the strange thoughts begin.

Déjà vu creeps in.

“I’ve been here before. I know I’ve experienced this before. But when? This is my first time on Salvia, why the hell is this so damn familiar!?” This thought is so compelling that it acts like a magnet on the rest of my mind. I am so concentrated on trying to remember when this prior experience has occurred that I find myself diving deeper into this dream-like state.

I am becoming more aware of the visuals. Patterns in the shape of clock-wheels surround me. They are extremely subtle, and yet they also bear a strong sense of familiarity. I become further engrossed in an effort to remember why this is so familiar to me.

The trip veers towards the supernatural as I realize I am trying to remember experiencing Salvia in a different life. Suddenly I vaguely sense myself in the backstage of theater with others around me. I begin to sense the “weight” of thought - the effort it takes to think a thought begins to feel oddly physical. This experience of “physically” moving a thought becomes especially compelling. I then try my hardest to feel out where the effort to move a thought is originating. As I dive deeper I feel a thought forming that does not seem to make any sense to me - “Ch…Ch…Char…Charles.” The utter strangeness of this thought snaps me out of that theater which, though never fully materialized, had nonetheless surrounded me.

In retrospect…

This was not at all what I was expecting to happen.
This was not at all what I was expecting to happen.
After reading countless other Salvia experience reports I was so certain that I’d be thrown into some “hellish nightmare world that I would never want to return to.”

I know for sure that my obsession with making set and setting as comfortable as possible helped make this a very pleasant experience. I also think my past experiences eating large quantities of mushrooms (1/4 ounce) in one sitting helped prepare me for this unique state of Egoloss - the absorption of my sense of self in the experience of Experiencing. Then again, I also think my study of yogic theory and my experiences with meditation have allowed me to accept the transition into absorption much easier than if I lacked these aids.

All in all, I am more than impressed with this little plant.

Exp Year: 2008ExpID: 73693
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Mar 12, 2020Views: 422
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