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Lucid Dreams of Paradise
Calea zacatechichi, Valerian, Hops, Catnip & Chamomile
by tonybeak
Citation:   tonybeak. "Lucid Dreams of Paradise: An Experience with Calea zacatechichi, Valerian, Hops, Catnip & Chamomile (exp94758)". Erowid.org. Jul 16, 2019. erowid.org/exp/94758

1 g oral Calea zacatechichi  
    oral Valerian (extract)
    oral Hops  
    oral Catnip  
    oral Chamomile  


Last night I dreamt of what appeared to be a beach in paradise. I ingested approximately 1.0 gram of Mexican Dream Herb (Calea Zacatechichi) roughly 30 mins before bedtime. I also ingested 2 capsules each containing about 50 mg of 20X Valerian Root Extract, Hops, Catnip and Chamomile. What happened next can only be described as sublime, fun, amazing and also scary.

After taking the capsules, I prayed and made the intention for God to show me something that would help me on my journey. I was going through a difficult time in my life, having a run-in with the law and having been forced to quit all drugs. I had found out about Calea Zacatechichi from a local herbal botanical store and after doing some research online, I'd decided that I wanted to try it. I went to the local botanical store and picked up 10 grams. When I got home, I put 10 grams of the herb in a grinder, and then began stuffing them into the small capsules. It was a challenge because the plant matter had many stems in it.

I fell asleep into a dream where I was in a modern movie theatre. The movie theatre had a metallic-blue theme going on. I walked down the metal-blue stairs, not lucid at this time. Two girls who I know in real life walked up to me, and I became lucid. I walked past them and jumped up at an escalator, proceeding to fly high in the air. On the way, I saw a few food concession stands, and I kicked a pizza stand at one over. A medium sized pizza landed on my foot, and I started laughing because it seemed so realistic. I had to keep looking at my hands to stay lucid, and as I flew I kept on hitting the ceiling because I was flying so high. It was hard to control my flying, but I finally managed to fly down towards a window. I wanted so badly to fly outside, and this was my chance.

With all of my speed, I quickly flew towards the window and as I reached the window, I pushed it with my head. The window actually peeled open like an orange and I found myself outside a cream coloured building that looked like a boat. I started floating south-east above the building, and found myself floating over a beach / paradise looking shore with water splashing on the sand, and a gold coloured wooden sail-boat without a sail in the waters. There were children there with their families walking along the beach and laughing. I looked down above the boat-like building and I could see a tanned woman and a man sitting below, dressed in white who appeared to be praying or meditating. I thought that this was a mosque, and when I looked at the sign on top from behind, it looked like it said 'allah' in Arabic. When I flew to the front, it said something more like 'MASJID'. This was incredible. After I had flown over the mosque, I kept on looking at my hands in order to stay lucid and started singing the Adhan (call to prayer) in arabic. I was thrilled to see this paradise-looking place, and felt truly blessed. I then flew over the water, which began to turn gold. It seemed to be made of water infested with gold chips. The water would splash on the sail-boat and turn it a shiny, shimmery gold colour. I was probably thinking 'this must be heaven'. I tried to fly down into the water, but I began to float upwards and could not control my flight. The coastline began to disappear, and the city began to glow white. As I rose further up, my vision turned dark and I could not see a thing. All I could see was the back of my closed 'eyelids'. I tried what I normally do in lucid dreams, which is to pry my eyelids open with my fingers. As soon as I did this, I heard a 'WHAAAA!' EXTREMELY LOUD YELL IN BOTH MY EARS. It sounded like someone was trying to scare me awake and did not want me to see the rest of the paradise. Needless to say, I awoke, heart beating fast and wonder what in the world that was.

Overall, a very pleasant experience and I would like to try it again. The morning after, my foot has a cramp and it feels like there is a build-up of lactic acid in my foot.

Exp Year: 2012ExpID: 94758
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 20 
Published: Jul 16, 2019Views: 685
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