A Sea of Dragons and a Cork Board
by Tom
Citation:   Tom. "A Sea of Dragons and a Cork Board: An Experience with 2C-E (exp95173)". Erowid.org. Jul 13, 2017. erowid.org/exp/95173

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8.4 mg insufflated 2C-E (powder / crystals)
  T+ 0:00 1.5 mg insufflated 2C-E (powder / crystals)
  T+ 0:00 1.5 mg insufflated 2C-E (powder / crystals)
  T+ 1:00 3.5 mg insufflated 2C-E (powder / crystals)
This is going to be my first report, and I think itís a long time in coming. Firstly I would like to give you an explanation of my past experiences with various substances. I am generally new to the scene; I have been experimenting with actual psychedelic chemicals for roughly a year. The drug scene as a whole I have only been a part of for a year and a half, though I feel I have made great leaps since then. I have really embraced these experiences and what they have to offer to scientific and spiritual understanding. Growth comes through struggle, so I try to take it a step further each time without destroying my mind. My First psychedelic experience was with Shrooms, that was about a year ago. The trip was threshold, but effected me profoundly, cementing a since of wonder associated with these chemicals. I have also experimented with a chemical called 4-AcO-DMT, I have hardly any useful information from these trips because they were so light and spur of the moment, however I have noticed when I smoked I get a profound head rush, I think of it as being jacked into the matrix, twenty seconds of ďwhat the fuck did I just do to myself shiiiiiiitttĒ and then your into the trip.

About six months ago I was told about a research chemical called 2C- E, my first experience was very intense but not overwhelming. 14 mg split into 10mg and 4mg, I took 10mg in water, following up with 4mg sublingual thirty minutes post initial dose. The visuals are what primarily stuck with me; Radial vinyl designs rose up out of my carpet, each shade of brown in my carpet was unique, suddenly there were thousands of shades now visible before me. Bubbles were forming on my walls and rotating around clockwise. I was profoundly uncomfortable and had the urge to change positions continually in a way that I can only describe as radial. Everything seemed like it was tossed into the washing machine. I was rotating around a fixed point, and revolving around my current position (similar the planets in their orbit around the sun), both physically and mentally. I also recall upwelling of emotion, it seemed to deal with myself as a person and how I felt about who I was, but I donít remember much about that. Sorry for the long intro, I felt it important to define the current state of my psychedelic window.

Last night (3.5.2012) I took a trip I will not soon forgotten. I had just finished cleaning my room and had recently fixed my lava lamp, so I had a good vibe about the night. I decided would take advantage of the positive atmosphere and use some 2C-E I had been saving. I had a total of 14mg of 2C-E over the course of the night. Method of intake was insufflation. For me this method cuts the trip roughly in half (come up is around 10mins, peak at 1.5 hours depending on how one react to 2C-E), but doubles the effect.

At about 12:20AM I prepared a pile roughly 3/5 of the (premeasured) 14mg. I planned to take it slow and follow up with the rest later, which turned out to be a great idea because it is painful to snuff. I snuffed the first pile, I was met with an intense burning, it hurt soooo bad. I have snuffed before but only 2 and 3mg at a time, I didnít have much trouble dealing with the pain. My eyes were watering; I tried to focus on the music. The pain subsided after about 10 minutes or so and I blew my nose, by that time I was beginning my trip and had a good mood built up despite having a hornet up my nose minutes prior. About five minutes later (12:35AM) I felt a rush of fear and it was intense, the trip was coming on quickly and that unsettled me, I notice slight breathing and warping. The fear almost overcame me, but I knew the feeling was temporary and took comfort in that. I confided in my trip buddy over the phone, and he guided me through the process of relaxing (we had both decided to trip that night and wanted company, however we live several states apart). Once I had gotten over the initial shock I decided I was in fact alright and was fine the rest of the time. I donít remember too much of the first hour or so, just a rushing sensation, and sensual feelings from the Phenethylamine, normal for me.

I felt that I wasted the first hour focusing on the computer and talking on the phone, (I donít like technology for trips). I told my friend I would call him later, and we agree to answer the phone encase either of us needed help calming down. I decided to take two more 1-2mg piles at 1AM to boost my peak, I did a follow up twenty minutes later and finished the rest off, 3-4 mg (1:20AM), this is when the real trip began. I put on a play list of some very introspective music and wrapped myself in a warm blanket. I began dancing around and noticed the frills on the blanket bouncing about to the music. I felt as though I was being ushered in to the deepest ocean I have ever been into, so deeply emotional, I felt a sense of great respect. I sat on the floor and began meditating with my face hung over almost to the floor, I was being flooded with closed and open eyed visuals and I focused deeply on them. For me meditation is imperative on 2C-E, I felt almost as if I was going to sleep, however I never did since I felt stimulating effects. I have trouble taking much of that world into this one, but I couldnít escape the feeling I could go on forever in any direction. I saw dragons and they seemed to have insect like consciousness, they drifted across my mindís eye like water. This carried on for some time.

At 3AM I hit my peak, the trip seemed to become less deep and more externally visual, which I have noticed more than once on 2C-E. I began exploring my room, I saw warping of reality, bubbling, stretching, breathing, crawling, ornate patterning of blank walls, and distinct brightness of color, it was beautiful. In addition I had various auditory hallucinations, fast pace beeping and whirring, like a giant computer was downloading the universe. My depth perception was way different, I was looking at a poster of Legolas (Lord of the Rings) on my wall and it appeared as a giant holographic image with extra depth. I must have spent twenty minutes just staring at my blank cork board alone, amazing shapes and designs were pulled out. I felt as if I could slip in between the atoms on the board, and attempted to do it with amazing results, I felt a surging pressure the seemed to suck me in towards the wall, I allowed this to carry on for some time. Various times while meditating, I held objects and focused on them, arrow heads and other unique artifacts. I focused on the thought of someone holding and creating these objects hundreds of years before me, humbling to say the least.

Throughout the trip I noticed music enhancement and I honestly heard music inside my head coinciding with the music I actually had playing. The trip felt so strong I eventually noticed it was 4:30AM, I felt I should have stopped tripping at large, yet I still felt obviously effected. I stayed up to watch the sun rise, which was also profoundly beautiful, each layer of light came together to form a red, yellow, and blue rainbow. At 6AM I still felt a fuzziness and music enhancement. I decided to call it a night shortly after 6AM and drifted off to sleep. This was my best trip yet.

Exp Year: 2012ExpID: 95173
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 19
Published: Jul 13, 2017Views: 2,562
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