Cacti - T. pachanoi, Syrian Rue, A. colubrina, Datura & Cannabis
Citation: Persistent. "Cimora-harmala: An Experience with Cacti - T. pachanoi, Syrian Rue, A. colubrina, Datura & Cannabis (exp8409)". Erowid.org. Jul 16, 2004. erowid.org/exp/8409
I have been growing San Pedro for a year now, and have found it to be quite an excercize in patience. They grow quickly but it takes so much cactus to contact the emmensly patient, loving and wise deity that lives within. I had to find a way to make my harvest go further, this is what i have learned.
1. Commune with your plants. Talk to them, bask in their presence, let them bask in your love, appreciation and awe. You can learn much about them this way and will have a deeper connection when you do ingest them. You can do this with mail-order cuttings too, which leads to the next thing.
2. Age your cuttings. Live cuttings should be allowed to cure in a cool dry place away from sunlight for at least 3 months, preferably longer. Your communion with the plants should deepen at this time, and now would be a good time to start meditating on your purpose in this endeavor, praying and blessing the cuttings with tobacco or cannabis smoke.
3. Use with harmala or caapi. This can double or triple the benefits of your crop. I have just begun this line of experimentation and am already extremely impressed. Here's why.
My friend K and I drove to the mountains for some peace in which to commune with the plants. I ingested one third of my 5g dose of harmala soon after embarking, about 7pm. About an hour earlier, we had each taken 30g of Uncaria tomentosa, with less than usual central effects. I've found Uncaria, known as Catsclaw or Una de Gato, lowers blood pressure and reduces side effects in harmala combos. About 7:30, I took the rest of my harmala dose and soon thereafter we reached the foot of the mountain. We hiked up a steep-walled canyon, stopping to eat our cactus extracts and smoke some high-grade cannabis and a little datura for nausea. We divide the doses by a half hour, at 8:00 and 8:30 to reduce nausea. I took an aqueous HCl extract resin of 30g San Pedro which had been aged for 3 months, while K took an extract of 360g fresh uncured San Pedro and 20g dry B. caapi. K had more nausea than I did because she had eaten McD's for lunch whereas I had fasted all day since a breakfast of unfrosted miniwheats.
My experience was completely free of nausea from beginning to end. By 8:30, I was feeling light-headed and pretty ataxic, and colors were slightly enhanced. By nightfall, around 9:00, I was feeling stimulated and alert, with greatly enhanced hearing. Around 9:30 we started down the canyon, and the visuals started. First I noticed very delayed trails on light sources when I moved my eyes around. Most trails immediately follow the light source leaving them, but these trails would wait a full second or two to appear and would actually seem brighter than the light leaving them. I was somewhat entertained by these unique trails when suddenly a blinding bright rectangle of rainbow light leapt across the sun in front of me. I leapt in the air with a shout. K said I must be tripping when I told her what I'd seen. She was feeling no effects at all at this time. After this, any trail would be followed by a rainbow rectangle that would appear at the end of a trail and race flashing back to the point of origin. Usually I would not describe such effects in so much detail, but this was a very unique eye-candy effect that I had never experienced before.
K and I decided to drive to another location, so we went to a park I knew of that is located right up against the foot of the mountain. We went to the dry resevoire hidden behind the park and sat to smoke more HG cannabis and Datura.
We lay on our backs to look at the stars and my visuals got better. I saw many more stars than usual and the clouds seemed to be moving more than could be accounted for by the wind. Then the clouds started forming clear images, each one of which would persist for some time. I can't remember the first few images, but I soon found that I could elicit an image of whatever I wanted, but it would be misshapen and ugly. The final image I 'asked for' was of a voluptuous woman, but she turned out all wrong with a rugged face and huge cellulite buttocks. At this point I decide to quit forcing the images. Immediately a tiger appeared in the clouds, perfect, realistic and beautiful, sinking down towards me, colored grey like the clouds. I closed my eyes and he was still there, but in color, with black and orange stripes and green eyes. Then he disappeared into a flashing green and orange pattern and was replaced by an image of a plant that may have been Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris or Goatheads.)
After this the visions disappeared, and we drove to K's house. There I smoked more cannabis and ate Jack Daniels steak and vermicelli with excellent appetite and amazingly enhanced taste. I then smoked a joint of Datura, Cannabis and Yopo, which increased my stimulation. I continued to feel stimulated with a slight incoordination of language and thought and an increase in sociability till at least the 10th hour. My vision was considerably sharpened (I could read the big clock downtown form 50% further than usual) and this effect persisted throughout the next day.
Overall this was a perfect level for a first time, I am now planning to take 10g harmala with 50-65g cactus. K felt only the barest threshold, just barely perceptible body feeling and mild nausea. The 20g Caapi wasn't nearly enough MAOI to make the mixture work.
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