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Showed Me the Pulse Theory
Salvia divinorum (10x extract)
by Riley Smiley
Citation:   Riley Smiley. "Showed Me the Pulse Theory: An Experience with Salvia divinorum (10x extract) (exp74428)". Erowid.org. May 24, 2021. erowid.org/exp/74428

 
DOSE:
1 hit smoked Salvia divinorum (extract - 10x)

BODY WEIGHT: 200 lb


The Pulse Theory: What Salvia Showed Me

The phenomenon I am about to document was too incredible of an experience not to record.

It was Saturday, September 20th at 11:45pm. I had purchased some Salvia extract 10X off the internet about a month prior and finally had the courage to try it.

I placed a pinch (probably around 1/4th of a gram) of the extract in a small glass Sherlock Holmes style pipe. I exhaled as much as I could and then with the flame directly on the Salvia, I inhaled as deep as I knew I could without coughing. I started counting, one, two, three, four, five, six… When I got to around 20 or so any attempts at continuing to count were futile.

The first sensation was a feeling of sinking into the chair and free falling at the same time. My body felt like it was not mine anymore, or more like I felt like I was no longer a part of my physical body. I then had a sensation that I was suddenly nowhere but yet everywhere at the same time. I felt like I was nothing and everything. Really, our language and our minds are not programmed to even begin to describe this feeling.

It must have been within the first minute that I had the sensation of a huge black wall or curtain, if you will, coming towards me on such a grand scale of indescribable proportions. Once the blackness reached and enveloped me I knew at that point that I was in a different time and space. Let me re-emphasize that statement, I didn’t feel like I was somewhere, sometime other then the world as we know it, I was actually there. I knew my body was not with me but I knew that my “being” was not with my body. My “being” or “existence” as we know it existed on a whole different plane.
I knew my body was not with me but I knew that my “being” was not with my body. My “being” or “existence” as we know it existed on a whole different plane.


It was about this time that I experienced a fear unlike any fear I’ve ever felt. I had the sensation of being trapped here. I felt like everything that I’ve grown to know and experience in life was just a dream and that the real existence was right here, right now. I wanted out, all I could think about was my family and how disappointed I would be if I couldn’t go back to them. I wanted to go back but couldn’t. I tried to yell for help, I tried to run away from whatever was holding me but couldn’t.

Fifteen minutes or so must have past and the next thing I know, I’m out in my back yard staring out into space as if I was saying goodbye or watching in amazement as my soul or being was ascending back into my body.

Then, as if nothing even happened, I walked back into the house, took a drink of water, and went to bed.

The next few days felt pretty strange. The experience I had was all I could think about. What did it mean? Why did it happen the way it did? Is that what it is like when we die? Is that the way it felt before we were born?

I had a lot of questions to contemplate. Then, it hit me. It was like I found some knowledge tucked away in my brain somewhere that wasn’t there before. I don’t know how else to describe this. The entire universe, our existence, this planet, this solar system, the Milky Way Galaxy, and the infinite number of other galaxies were all connected but yet they were all different. I don’t know where this idea came from but it suddenly all made perfect sense. Maybe this would be easier if I just put down in words the knowledge that was given to me during my Salvia experience.

Let me say that I am not a scientist, astronomer, physicist or anything like that. But somehow, I was given this knowledge of how everything works. Maybe it’s right, maybe it’s just an active imagination. All I know is this: I didn’t know anything about time and space before, and now, it all makes perfect sense to me.

The big bang theory is correct, but there is a lot more to it then we know, or ever could know with our restricted evolved brains. The universe exists with a pulse. It is this pulse that keeps everything in motion. This pulse is what drives and shapes all that exists. From the planets' orbits around their suns, down to our very heartbeats, there is a pulse that keeps everything going. The pulse can even explain how life on earth evolved. Imagine our world when it first came into existence. Matter and gasses. Freezing and burning, over and over for millions of years until one day, the conditions were just right. The pulse brought together the necessary ingredients to create life. The pulse continued creating even more complicated life, from mold to plants, from coral to fish, from amoebas to worms, on and on with this pulse and evolutionary continuum. The pulse becomes our heartbeats, the pulse becomes the rhythm that creates life. It is this very pulse, this pulse that is both time and space, this pulse that is our heartbeat, this pulse that is our bodies breathing air in and out, this pulse that stimulates us to reproduce, this pulse that gives life.

Think about it, why does the very heart in your chest continue to beat? Are you telling it to? If so, try telling it to stop. You can’t. It is an echo of the pulse that is time, space and matter, ever flowing, ever beating, ever beautiful.

We still don’t know how or when this pulse began. This is where the laws of physics have to be thrown out. We don’t need to know how it began, all we need to know, for now, is that it is happening all around us, from the rhythmic pattern of planets orbiting suns, suns dying and exploding, entire galaxies becoming absorbed by a fraction of an atom of gravity so powerful that even light itself cannot escape, down to the very heart beat in your chest. The pulse is what gives and takes away life, matter, time and space, and the pulse will forever chant it’s beautiful melody of all creation and existence.

Exp Year: 2008ExpID: 74428
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: May 24, 2021Views: 249
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