Taking Control of My Dream
Blue Lotus Tea
Citation:   Leech. "Taking Control of My Dream: An Experience with Blue Lotus Tea (exp87613)". Erowid.org. Dec 19, 2016. erowid.org/exp/87613

2 tsp oral Lotus/Lily - Nymphaea nouchali var caerulea (flowers)
I obtained some blue lotus from a reputable vendor. It has a deep sweet aroma similar to blueberry and cured tobacco.

It was getting late after midnight and I decided to try the stuff myself. Preparing a cup of hot water I steep around 2 teaspoons of lotus into it and let it steep for around 45mins, I started to sip it after 10mins, bit by bit. Nearing the end, the residual shreds are left behind, I gulped them by toss-and-wash. I made sure that the water was warm or I might just puke! Though I could gulp down the chunks, my stomach felt the slight nauseating bloatedness.

I watched some movie on the computer, could not feel any effect even after 1 hour. Tired, I decided to sleep. I then found myself in the dream world. Mixed around some people I know. It was a vague experience. I could roughly remember that the people were quarrelling over some trivial stuff. As I couldn’t take it anymore, I decided to fly up into the sky. At first I thought I could not do it. But with my will power I really did fly upwards, away from the conflicts I am leaving below. Flying and flying, then bouncing up and down till I reached nowhere. There seemed to be a limit in my altitude, every time I reached the peak I would descend, then up again. During the flight I saw things which I could only describe as between the microcosm and physical reality.

Something blurry appeared in front of my face. I saw some pages from a college Physics textbook, it was surprising clear. I can actually focus my eyes and examine the equations, but I got no interest. Then it faded and a complex spinning wheel appeared right in front of my face. I had the sensation of knowing I was dreaming at this time, and was surprised at my ability to manipulate the vision with my thoughts. I thought of the wheel turning anti-clockwise, it did. I thought of it going clockwise, so did it.

Because my awareness was getting more and more clear headed, I know I will be awake soon and my spirit will return to my body. I then realized I had taken blue lotus awhile back, and was quite contented by the result. At this time I am at the interim of dream and wakefulness. I tried to close my eyes and hope to have more visualization, but as I tried to shut my eyes, I tensed the muscles which make me even more awake physically. So I opened my eyes slightly and it was a dream as I knew all along.

One thing I realized about blue lotus; that it was a rather strong aphrodisiac. Erection was progressively noticeable and kept getting stronger, and lasted more than 6 hours!

Overall a gentle but surprising trip, although at first there was no feeling while being awake, except for the slight auto-erection, which I thought was normal. The visuals I got were surprisingly clear, sharper than what I can see in this physical reality.

Exp Year: 2010ExpID: 87613
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Dec 19, 2016Views: 3,611
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Lotus/Lily - Nymphaea nouchali var caerulea (105), Dreams (85) : General (1), Alone (16)

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