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Taking the Dream Herb
Calea zacatechichi
Citation:   Charlie. "Taking the Dream Herb: An Experience with Calea zacatechichi (exp80814)". Jun 24, 2018.

6 g oral Calea zacatechichi (tea)
    smoked Calea zacatechichi  
This is my experience last night with the dream herb Calea Zacatachichi (Indian dream herb). I received a pound of it from an online supplier (not naming any names), and was curious as to the effects. I love meditating and dreaming, so I thought this could bring me more clarity of thought. Setting is at home, after work, aproximately 1:00 am, with a buddy. This is what I wrote down on my notepad during the experience.

T -0:05 Waiting aprehensively for the tea to be prepared. I am a little anxious and nervous about what is about to come. Is there a possibility of nightmares? The tea is being made by steeping 12 grams of dried foliage (two handfulls) between me and my buddy, and a .5 gram joint to be smoked thereafter.

T +0:00 Resulting tea is extremely bitter.. This may take awhile.

T +0:55 I drank my full tea with great difficulty, my buddy gave up after a few drinks. The Indians must be very strong willed to get this stuff down. We also smoked the joint. I feel a stoned type of sensation, as like with a mild weed buzz. Very relaxed. Hazy vision. I'm tripping out at little things. I thought my back step rose out of the ground. Normal things have a story to them.

T +1:05 I just finished smoking another bowl. I feel stoned and dreamy.
I feel stoned and dreamy.
I'm forgetting alot of 'why's' (it makes sense to me). Will attempt to meditate. I will relax on the couch with lights off, and see where my thoughts bring me.

T +2:35 Finished being in a 'dream state'. The best way to describe it is insane mental clarity of normal thoughts/ images of random stuff. I liked the strange visuals, very beautiful in the essence. I saw unfamiliar people, and laughing people. My buddy is passed out on the chair, but he also drank too (alcohol).
I am heading to bed.

T +3:00 slight trouble sleeping.

T +11:00 I awoke this morning, having one of the very vivid dreams I have very seldomly. It seems that everything (or mostly everything) thought about recently was compiled into the dream. The dream was physically on the normal side (for the most part) but the situations were strange. I saw a fish that my buddy caught and showed me the other day, in this dream (huge largemouth bass).

I actually slept quite well too, waking up a little hazy, but feeling refreshed. I have slight pressure in my head. My dream was mostly linear, only slightly jumpy. My dream was remembered more then a usual dream, almost like being there, but still fuzzy parts in it. Overall it was milder then presumed.

I will have to make an extraction of this plant material, to consume a much higher dose without drinking massive amounts of insanely bitter tea, or smoking large amount of plant material. I do not like filling my lungs with smoke.

I think this herb does have potential, for very lucid, vivid dreams, and it is also mildly psychoactive.

Exp Year: 2009ExpID: 80814
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 20
Published: Jun 24, 2018Views: 3,105
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