Citation: miamalli. "Being Peeled Away: An Experience with Salvia divinorum (5x extract) (exp75642)". Erowid.org. Sep 19, 2019. erowid.org/exp/75642
I had done my research about salvia but nothing, absolutely nothing, could have prepared me for what I experienced. I loaded up a water bong with some 5x salvia and took only one hit. I held it for about 30 seconds and exhaled. I was looking at the closet in my room. Then everything started changing. At first, I knew what was going on and that I had just smoked some salvia. Then I entered a totally different reality.
I began to see images of my life that I cannot specifically recall now. These images seemed as though they were being forcefully pulled from my mind one by one up from the ground. They were being removed as if they were astroturf being pulled up from the corner except I could feel painful physical sensations as if I too was being pulled away. There were several images, probably about five, that were either pulled away or felt like they were being raked away. I could see some images as if I was in them and in others, I was looking at them from below ground. It was as if I was being shown that these images were not real. There were others I didn't recognize laughing at me when I said, so this wasn't real, it was never here. And I felt an inexplicable fear as if I would never get out of this and that I would be pulled away with the images, as if I was the images.
The last thing it showed me before I got out of it was an image of my current life. And I said no, you can't take this from me and then I somehow made it from my room into the living room where my husband was sleeping on the couch. I woke him up and repeatedly asked him if this was real and if I was really here and if he was really here. Apparently I totally freaked him out. I began walking circles between the family room and the kitchen and then outside because I felt as though I was sweating profusely. When I walked outside there were bright red Christmas lights which also frightened me. I told my husband I was afraid to sit down or go to sleep because I felt I might go back into that world. Eventually I calmed down and began experiencing traces and a high like shrooms and then it totally faded.
I felt afraid as though I was being showed that this was what the afterlife was like. I was very happy to be back to my regular life. It felt like I was in the trip for an eternity. But in real time, it was 10 minutes. This was from one hit.
I told my husband I never wanted to do it again, but I now do want to do it again. I feel as though it had other things to show me but that I was simply not ready. It is unlike anything I could have imagined.
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