Citation: Christoph. "Deeply Immersed in My Thoughts: An Experience with Phalaris Grass (exp77213)". Erowid.org. Aug 14, 2016. erowid.org/exp/77213
At around noon I had made a tea out of Phalaris arundinacea, by taking approximately an ounce of the leaves and boiling them for 20 minutes, then pouring liquid through a coffee filter. As the tea cooled I tried to make a makeshift MAOI out of nutmeg and turmeric. Then I smoked a bowl of cannabis mixed with tobacco, and started sipping on the Phalaris tea.
An hour later is when I began noticing some fluctuating effects; a pleasant light headedness and I felt overly aware of my body. After another hour, of this fluctuating high, I decided to drink some more and go meet a friend for a coffee.
While having the coffee I noticed a lot more of a difference. I was very focused on the conversation and things began feeling very dream like. Effects reminded me of morning glory seeds at this point.
When I arrived back home; I finished off the tea and headed over to a friend's place. My peripheral vision seemed greater at this point, as it does on shrooms. I found myself very deeply immersed in my thoughts and oddly quiet.
I got to my friend's place and he wanted to try the stuff too. I did the same process as before. By the time we finished drinking the tea, I had to go home to wake up in time for work.
I had a solid sleep, although only 4-5 hours, I had many dreams. More interesting was having that many dreams, without being lucid in any of them. I think because I had the dreaming feeling when I was awake I couldn't realize I was dreaming when I was asleep. I get that with mushrooms as well.
My overall thoughts on the herb are;
It's perfect for relaxing and thinking obscurely, not anything like a real DMT high. I plan to either extract the DMT next time, or do a plant containing more DMT. I'm hesitant to do larger doses of the Phalaris tea because of rumors I hear of other 'unknown' alkaloids in the leaves. I still will do Phalaris in moderate doses because the high was great, it was just mild.
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