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Freeing the Mind
Salvia divinorum (40x extract)
by LadyASG
Citation:   LadyASG. "Freeing the Mind: An Experience with Salvia divinorum (40x extract) (exp74816)". Erowid.org. Aug 19, 2018. erowid.org/exp/74816

 
DOSE:
1 bowl smoked Salvia divinorum (extract)
    smoked Cannabis  

BODY WEIGHT: 140 lb


Before I ever try any new drug, I like to do my research. I’ve seen videos, had friends who tried to explain what it was like personally, and read many experiences. I’ve come to the conclusion that I would like to try this herb for myself, and see what all the fuss was about. It seemed like the perfect herb to expand my mind.

So I bought a gram of 40x dried leaves of Salvia that the clerk recommended with a huge smile on his face. “You wont be disappointed” he said as he rang up the cash.
I certainly was not.

So I got home and told my boyfriend I bought some Salvia. He smiled with delight.
“Lets try it tonight after dinner” he said.

~Fast Forward~
So we sat down on our couch in our little living room in our one bedroom apartment on the 15th floor downtown. We decided to close the curtains in case it might freak us out during our trip. We moved the coffee table a bit farther away from the couch in case any of us decide to kick or fall over or whatever. Across from where we were sitting was our 52” TV (which was off, we decided to trip in silence) and a plant that was kind of dying on me. There was also a painting of white water crashing onto rocks with a poem written in a foreign language. It was almost summer out, so we left our balcony door open, which was by the couch we were sitting on, but the screen door shut.

My boyfriend decided to go first. I was the one to watch him. I was so excited for him, and he was excited to. He took a pinch, and put it in the bowl of our bong.
“Are you sure that little pinch is gonna do anything?” he asked seemingly disappointed by such a small amount of “herb” in the bowl.
“It’s going to be enough, trust me, and if not, then we got more to try again.” I rebutted.

He took a quick toke. “Hold it in for at least 10 seconds!” I told him before he took a lungful too much.
20 seconds later he exhaled. I took the bong from his hands. Then he looked at me really weird, like he was smiling, but kind of scared at the same time, he had a weird smirk on his face. He began to laugh hysterically and grip the couch like he was going to rip the leather off it. Then he looked at the curtains and started moaning. Then laughter. He looked at me and gripped my hand, and just stared at the ceiling for about 3 minutes, laughing the whole time.
Then he stops laughing and looks at me, and says “THAT WAS INSANE!”

“Are you done tripping?” I asked him. He tried to describe what he seen, but can vaguely remember, and just summed it up as an exciting trip that he had never experienced before. He said he felt sober, sober enough to watch me take my turn. Only about 20 minutes has passed at this time.

“Alright then, its my turn to try this stuff.” I said as I grabbed the bong and filled the bowl with the black ash like leaves of dried salvia. “I better not be disappointed.”
I lit the bowl and inhaled the pinch size toke into my lungs, and held in it there for about 20 seconds.

As I exhaled, I immediately felt Sally’s force. I put the bong down, looked at my boyfriend smiling at me, and then looked straight ahead. I began to laugh hysterically, and then, it felt like I was in a lot of discomfort. I started sweating buckets, at least it FELT like it. I touched my forehead but couldn’t feel the sweat. But I swore I was drenched. It also felt like someone was choking me, taking my jaw to my chest and pulling me backwards. It felt like I was falling, or being pulled into some kind of void from behind my couch. I’m thinking in my head, “Why is this funny? What the hell is going on, why am I feeling…”

All of a sudden I’m it. Just it. I don’t know how else to explain it. I was just “there” and “here” at the same time.
All of a sudden I’m it. Just it. I don’t know how else to explain it. I was just “there” and “here” at the same time.
It was like my mind left my body and traveled through time and space and took me to another galaxy, all in an instant.

Then I saw green. The green color spread like paint splashing on walls and I become a tall, strong tree. I was a tree in a forest full of animals. There were bears, rabbits, turtles, birds, dear and mice. It felt warm and pleasant. I couldn’t feel the discomfort anymore. Then I realized the animals were talking to me, and that I, the tree, could talk and move. A chipmunk climbed on a tree beside me and looked at me, and said “Let’s play some pond hockey, we will have a great time!” I started waving my hands and replied joyfully “Sounds like a fun idea” And all the other forest animals agreed and began to make their way down a dirt path. I then yelled “I’ll get the water!”.

Then all of a sudden I see the real world. I feel the discomfort again. I feel like I'm getting sucked into my couch. I can see my boyfriend. He’s sitting beside me. I said “I need water to feed my land” and pointed at the almost dying plant beside my TV. I moved my hand, and slammed it onto my boyfriend’s leg. My arm felt so heavy, like it weighed a ton. I noticed when my hand landed on my boyfriend, his jeans splashed everywhere, dripping off my hands onto the couch... Then he was gone. I was in the forest again. It started pouring rain. Then I heard a sound that I can only describe as “rushing”. And before I knew it, I was back in the real world. I felt normal again. I looked at the clock and only 8 minutes had passed.
My heart was racing. “Holy crap, this, is, man…this stuff is crazy.”

I got up and immediately got a huge glass of water and watered the plant. I now felt at peace. My heart rate began to slow down. After watching the water get soaked up into the plants soil I plopped down onto the couch beside my boyfriend. I kinda felt a little drunk. After that we decided to call it quits for the night and began to vaporize some weed to “ground” us back to earth and to help reflect on our personal experiences.

Conclusion:
I was not prepared for such an intense trip, and it really scared me. I never tripped that I was in another “galaxy” of some sort. It was very overwhelming. The visuals or dreams I had felt like true reality. It was very surreal and weird. My visuals seemed to last eternity, I had no concept of time at all, and it felt like decades had passed but in reality it was only minutes. Sally gave me a lot of personal insight. It got me in touch with myself and my surroundings. After my trip I felt very humbled, and at peace. I will definitely try this again.

Exp Year: 2008ExpID: 74816
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Aug 19, 2018Views: 597
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