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Wearing the Golden Sweater
by Fluffun
Citation:   Fluffun. "Wearing the Golden Sweater: An Experience with Ketamine (exp83823)". Erowid.org. Feb 26, 2018. erowid.org/exp/83823

  insufflated Ketamine (powder / crystals)
    insufflated Ketamine (powder / crystals)


I have used Ketamine on several occasions, it is a drug I enjoy but one that I am also very wary of. I know people who are psychologically addicted to K and that abusive usage over the course of a few years will completely wreck one's bladder and digestive system. I use K at raves mostly though I have had a few solo journeys at a higher dosage, I tend to prefer a mild K buzz so I can still walk, think and dance. The K-hole for me is a rare state, I don't often need the type of trip that comes with it but I have enjoyed some mind blowing experiences with K.

I have my own personal description of the K-hole (a proper one) it's like wearing a golden sweater, this originally came from my first ever K induced hallucination where I saw a huge golden knitted structure in front of me which wrapped itself around me, thus the golden sweater. I also find it a useful comparison to the way my body feels when I are on K as if I have a heavy weight wrapped around my entire body.

The experience I want to share with you all is one of the strangest trips I've had on K. Barely describable because I truly believe I saw another side to reality.

It was very late, around four or five in the morning and me and a few of my friends had been to a night in a skatepark/club in Bristol. We were staying with my friend J who had given us all some excellent K before we went out. We were unable to find any whilst we were at the club and really fancied a bit for when we got home, yet lo and behold J had left some for us on a tile for when we got home.

[Erowid Note: Two samples of powder (even of the same chemical) with equivalent volumes won't necessarily weigh the same. For this reason, eyeballing is an inaccurate and potentially dangerous method of measuring, particularly for substances that are active in very small amounts. See this article on The Importance of Measured Doses.]

Me and my friend split the smallish pile between us, about 100-150mgs each. And inhaled the resulting lines, we put the TV on and because of the time in the morning there was a children's TV show on called the Hoobs. Normally this wouldn't have bothered me, but as the K began to take effect I noticed more and more that the room was becoming consumed by the images on the TV. Soon I felt that I was inside the world of this show and that reality had changed forever. I felt as if the people on screen were talking to us, it was full immersion. After about an hour or so things began to return to normal and I looked at my friend speechless, I asked her if I had done anything strange in the last short while but she (being also on K) hadn't noticed.

The strangest thing was, at no point did I find this loss of reality scary. I have had similar experiences with salvia and found it terrifying but on K it seemed of little consequence that reality had altered. This was by far the strangest trip I have had on K and even with doses higher than 100-150mgs I have never experienced the amount of pure confusion that I did that night.

Exp Year: 2008ExpID: 83823
Gender: Not Specified 
Age at time of experience: 23 
Published: Feb 26, 2018Views: 687
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Ketamine (31) : Small Group (2-9) (17), General (1)

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