Citation: trvl. "Shot, Strange and Spiritual: An Experience with Turbina corymbosa (exp85415)". Erowid.org. Jan 1, 2021. erowid.org/exp/85415
I've tried Rivea corymbosa seeds twice now. The first time, I crushed 10 seeds, and poured the powder into a glass of water, and left it in the refrigerator for one night. The next morning, before breakfast, on a completely empty stomach, I drank the whole thing. I then started to feel strange, sort of like in the beginning of a Morning-glory seeds trip, but just in a more subtle, softer way, that slowly got stronger and stronger.... Then it just stopped. I felt completely normal again. I was very disappointed, since I had expected something similar to a Morning glory seeds trip, which is quite long and can be pretty intense, depending on the dosage. I then decided that I would try again another day, but take the seeds in a different way.
One week later, or so, I gave it another shot. This time, I used a completely different method. I took a few pieces of chewing gum, and chewed them together, and then inserted 10 seeds, and started chewing. It came up on me like the last time I tried it, that Morning glory-ish feeling. But this time it did not go away. I was quite surprised to find that when the seeds really kicked in, it felt nothing like Morning glory. It was a lot more strange! I took a walk, and suddenly felt somewhat disconnected to my body, my arms in particular, it felt like they were not mine, that I was not 'in' them... Then I had some problems walking straight, and had to concentrate on that.
When I returned to my house, I just and sat in my chair in front of the computer and listened to some music, which did not sound much different than normal, however I still felt 'disconnected' and a little dizzy/car/motion-sick, because it felt like I was moving, even though I was sitting quietly in my chair. I did not want to get up, because I did not think I could keep up a normal facade in front of my girlfriend--(she did not know that I had taken the seeds, and I didn't tell her that I would, because my expectations to the seeds were low, and I expected little effect, like the last time.) After some time, I felt like I could get up, and it went OK, until I suddenly lost my short-term memory, and completely forgot what I wanted to do. I also felt some pain in the upper left side of my head, don't know if this was related to the memory loss. My girlfriend noticed my confusion, and I told her that I felt strange, and needed some air. I the went out into this sort of little cabin we have outside, lighted a few candles, and just sat and stared. By this time, I felt very relaxed, and I was very meditative, and felt spiritual. This part was actually pleasant, and not just plain weird, like up until this point. I sat in the cabin, and after awhile, I started to feel more normal. The mellow relaxed spiritual feeling remained however.
All in all, I think the whole thing lasted for a little over one hour, and I chewed on the seeds all trough the experience. I am growing Rivea corymbosa now, and will try it again at some point. Next time I think I'll just eat them, I mean give them a good thorough chew and swallow, exactly the same method as with Morning glory seeds.
I don't think that these seeds are any good as a party drug, in fact, I think they would be pretty terrible at that! All in all, this is not what I would choose as a recreative drug, but I would definitely consider it, in a more spiritual and meditative context.
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