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Skull Superimposed Against the Usual World
by rigo
Citation:   rigo. "Skull Superimposed Against the Usual World: An Experience with Datura (exp89614)". Erowid.org. May 6, 2019. erowid.org/exp/89614

  leaves oral Datura (tea)
A Meeting With a Witch's Herb

I was aware that daturas have been used for thousands of years in the american continent in diverse magical rituals. I wanted to experience what type of reaction I was going to get if I ingested some. I was very afraid and careful, because I have heard terrible things about its effects, but nevertheless I somehow went ahead with my query. Finally in an event decided by fate, I drank a cup (probably one sip) of tea of a quite small tip (a pinch) of a datura leaf (what species I dont exactly know, probably datura inoxia).

The first hours went by with no effects except some drowsiness. The next day everything was as usual except for a terrifying vision: whether I closed or open my eyes, I could see in front of me or slightly above me a horrible living human skull, with its skin flayed, and bright big eyes staring at me, and blood or human secretions drooping from the flayed skin.The image seemed to be superimposed in a sort of double exposure against the usual world as I saw it. If I went outside I could see perfectly well the streets, but in a strange inexplicable way the horrid live skull kept staring fixedly at me at the same time. This went on day and night for about 10 days, and of course I was desperate because the skull vision wouldnt go away: I could see it anywhere I went, sleeping or being awake, eating, talking to people or alone, watching tv or walking inside or outside the house, never fading, never disappearing. I had no type of physical disabilities or other impairments with the herb's intake. I could function perfectly well as usual in my daily chores except for the vision. At one point I thought I would have to kill myself because the image was going strong nonstop after five or six days, it was driving me crazy, and I thought perhaps it wouldnt go away ever, no matter what I did. The skull or 'flayed head' just stared directly into my eyes implacably.

Fortunately the image started to slowly fade after ten days of going on strong.
Fortunately the image started to slowly fade after ten days of going on strong.
I survived this dreadful and interesting adventure, which I dont regret having had it. Now I know from my own experience, this plant takes you to a horrific dimension just like it is mentioned elsewhere, in books or literature of many cultures. What saved me was probably the small dose I drank.
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Exp Year: 1995ExpID: 89614
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 40
Published: May 6, 2019Views: 1,245
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