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And I'm Off to the Next Moment of Consciousness
Saliva divinorum
Citation:   Dark Star. "And I'm Off to the Next Moment of Consciousness: An Experience with Saliva divinorum (exp87395)". May 6, 2019.

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4.7 g buccal Salvia divinorum (dried)
  T+ 0:15 2.36 g buccal Salvia divinorum (tea)
  T+ 0:00   vaporized Salvia divinorum (extract)
Salvia Crossing #4

2009/08/31 - This is my fourth journey into Salvia-space over the past year, and my first mixing oral and smoked Salvia. Note: the reference to Levels are from the 'psychedelic experience' entry in wikipedia.

10pm. I started off by chewing 1/6th of an ounce of normal (not 'enhanced' or concentrated) dried leaves (soaked in room temp water for 5 minutes) for 25 minutes, bitter just begins to describe the experience. It's not really 'bad' but the bitterness is cumulative and after about 15 minutes it became challenging. Then I drank a strong tea made from another 1/12th of an ounce of dried leaves, I tried to sip the tea and hold it in my mouth for a while to maximize absorption. I only managed to reach about a level 1 in this manner. Having somewhat stabilized, and feeling a warm lightness, I breathe rapidly and deeply a few times to maximize how long I could hold my breath comfortably and I bring some vaporized Salvia into my lungs from a pinch of '15x' extract.

I slip easily and comfortably into Salvia level 2 as space began to fold itself, as seems to be common for me. It takes on something that I can best describe as a texture, perhaps paper like or woven. Moving without motion, waves and vibrations sustain it and rebuild it. It's almost like the world is being rebuilt every instant by the vibrations and never quite in the same way. I feel warmth wash over me, my skin prickles with a thousand needles, almost painful but familiar now. Happiness enters me and I smile
I feel warmth wash over me, my skin prickles with a thousand needles, almost painful but familiar now. Happiness enters me and I smile
as I slip back down to Level 1. So much folding, I try to describe it but the description is empty and sounds funny even to my ears. How can you describe a million things happening at once?

Again I breath rapidly and deeply and then another draw of the sacred smoke enters my body, I hold it, expectantly I slowly exhale and she comes on more strongly this time, deep into level 3. The folding is much more rapid now, I am gone from my 4 walls. There is too much information coming, so rapidly. It's like trying to watch a movie that is sped up so fast you can only catch a few frames and the rest is a blur. Layers, many layers, each layer a different moment in time, peeling off. One moment or frame that stands out I felt like I must have been in a very bad accident and people are worried about me, something must have happened to me, something very bad, and I'm having only this moment of conscious awareness of it, and then it's gone and I'm off to the next moment of consciousness. No I'm ok, I can see my room, and now I'm gone again, into another moment, another bubble, another peeling back of time. 'Are you ok?', I ask... I'm gone again... 'Are you ok?' I ask again... I'm back, the ride is slowing down and I can see my surroundings again. Deep breaths, relax... I realize that it seems to be the exhalation that is the trigger, perhaps it is the sinus cavity that is the region of activity?

This is one place where I disagree with the 5 levels described on the wikipedia page because while I definitely experienced a 'Total loss of visual connection with reality' but would not call this a level 5 experience.

One final time, I breath in the smoke deeply and resolve to exhale more slowly through my nose which I think I manage to accomplish, more or less. The effects are immediate but unfortunately by this time I have no words to describe the experience. Again space is folded and woven and sustained, I ride this wave up and then back down to a nice level 1.5 and sustain there until about 12:45. I doze off and on but my mind and body are buzzing and I vaguely recalled snippets of many dreams. Around 1 I got up to eat and drink something to ground myself, about 2am I slide into a deeper sleep and I awake around 7:30am feeling wonderful and happy.

No break-through experience... but I am perhaps grateful for that.

Exp Year: 2009ExpID: 87395
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 44
Published: May 6, 2019Views: 610
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