Citation: Cory. "A Gentle Feeling: An Experience with Sophora secundiflora (exp85395)". Erowid.org. Jun 18, 2020. erowid.org/exp/85395
I decided to go for a change of scenery that day from my usual living room office, and go make my sales calls from a ledge on a cliff on Mt. Bonnell, aside the Colorado river a few miles away. After a few hours of calls, I decided to take a break and go for a short walk before I got back to it. I noticed a certain Texas Mountain Laurel and remembered something a client of mine had told me about the natives using the bean as a hallucinogen. Curious, I simply cracked a pod open and tasted the bean. Nothing stung, no taste. Just smooth red bean... So far no red flags. So I popped the bean in my mouth... No taste. Smooth, hard, vibrantly red bean.. I sucked on it for a minute with no noticeable effect. I spit it out.
I got back to making phone calls when I realized- Man... I feel really good. A lot like if I just dipped snuff except less of that physical pressure feeling, more pleasant and smoother. It felt like the best morning cigarette ever (I don't smoke but used to). It felt a little like the onset of caffeine maybe, slightly more pleasant. I thought- hm... That's interesting. All the while I'm still making phone calls, talking to potential clients. No effect of my thinking really. Nothing visual per-se. Just this deep nicotine feeling. So I popped the bean back in for a few more minutes... The effect intensified, and I began to feel a bit nauseated. Again, very similar to dipping snuff tobacco but more subtle... I spit the bean out this time and went back to work.
Surprisingly, the sensation continued for some time. It wasn't very intense, but was in my opinion very comforting. That was 3 days ago, and I must admit, since then I've been sucking them regularly. The next day two, today a few. Originally nausea was a problem, but not I don't seem to get very nauseated. But it does feel pretty damn good, and there is already a pile of beans accumulating next to my laptop :-P.
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