Citation: Sender. "Talk Shows on Mute: An Experience with Salvia divinorum (15x extract) (exp73874)". Erowid.org. Jun 12, 2020. erowid.org/exp/73874
This was my 2nd experience with a Salvia extract. I want to give a background of myself to add clarity to my experience. I have some experience with hallucinogens such as LSD and Shrooms, approximately 20 trips all together. My first experience with salvia extract was very mild. I was disoriented and forgot where I was, but nothing too intense. I thought to myself that this was pointless and would probably never do it again. After doing some research about Salvia around a year later, I decided maybe I would give it another shot. I completely underestimated the potential of this plant though.
I picked up a package of Salvia 15x extract and decided to trip with two of my friends who had never done it before. There were also three other people there who were not smoking the salvia. I watched my two friends do it first so I could make sure everything was fine and they really enjoyed their trip. So, when it was my turn I took a good sized pinch of the extract and took a medium sized rip. I then began basically to laugh hysterically for about 5 minutes. I had never laughed so hard in my life and it was for no reason whatsoever. Everything was just hilarious. This subsided and I was slightly disappointed that I didn’t really “trip” like the experiences I had read about. I then decided to try again.
I took a larger pinch and packed it into my bong and took a huge rip and held it in for as long as I could. I immediately felt an odd feeling throughout the right side of my body. It felt like there was a staple the length of my body, reaching from the arch of my foot to my thumb. I felt like the staple was attached to a string and it was pulling me along. It didn’t hurt at all but it was completely foreign to me. My friend sitting next to me said, “Oh man, I think your tripping.” I took this statement as if my friend was playing a joke on me, like one of those television shows where you get “punked” or what have you. Once I realized that I was being tricked and told them that, all of the people in the room then preceded to take off their faces to expose their animal faces. I am not sure what animals I saw but it reminded me of the animals on the music video “Talk Shows on Mute” by Incubus. I would say they most resembled wolves, with hair sticking out from all of their faces. They then told me how they tricked me and that everything I knew was false. Nothing was real. My apartment was just one big television set with cameras and they had tricked me into believing it was real. This made me angry and scared. I couldn’t get over the fact that everything wasn’t real.
I began to come down at this point but I still felt the effects. At this point in my trip, every minor annoyance that I had felt prior to the trip was multiplied 10 fold. I knew that unless I separated myself from the group that I may snap on someone. I put on my headphones and decided to lie down in my bed. I was feeling very depressed, but not toward the situation or anything, but rather at myself. This continued until I fell asleep approximately 2 hours later.
From my second hit to when I went to my room was about 10 minutes, but it felt like 30 minutes. Although I had gotten very scared, I would still do salvia again. I personally felt prior to this experience that Salvia was a joke, but I was wrong. Never again will I underestimate the power of any hallucinogen.
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