Citation: Baron L.. "Gentle Introduction and Warning: An Experience with Salvia divinorum (30 extract) (exp96970)". Erowid.org. Aug 16, 2019. erowid.org/exp/96970
Gentle Salvia Introduction and Warning
First off let me say that I am not a user of any other drugs at the moment. I have in the past (more than 20 years ago) used LSD and mushrooms. I never took these to 'get high' It was always to expand my mind or to find answers.
The same intent was in my mindset for Salvia. I purchased 30x as I thought this dose was probably strong enough for me. I had to make a pipe by poking holes in a can with a needle because I have no bong or pipe (as said I don't use any drugs). My biggest fear was that of me walking around mindless and hurting myself. I have no sitter, honestly I don't have friends so finding one was out of the question. I have guns in the house and knives as well so I locked them up in the safe and placed the key in another room. Then I barricaded myself into my own room in front of my meditation altar. I had one question that I focused on strongly. I spoke in my mind to the plant letting it know that I had great respect for it and I hoped to get an answer for a question I had. I let it know I was worried about hurting myself and walking around like a zombie.
I light a good amount and inhale knowing that I have to hold it in for 20 or so seconds. My virgin lungs could not handle the smoke and I coughed it out after about 3 seconds, took another hit and tried to hold that in as well coughed that one out after about 5 seconds and went for a third hit but by that time I was chain coughing so much I knew I had to lay down. Still coughing the effects came on really strong.
I Immediately felt my heartbeat accelerate rapidly and the visuals came on immediately. I thought to myself I can still think and rationalize so I must not have held it in long enough. Huge vine like tentacles appeared in the corner of my room in a spinning motion like a boat propeller. With every spin of a tentacle over me it felt like it was ripping my chest away like peeling layers off of me. I knew what its intention was, it was trying to grab me and pull me into its world. This was the first Gentle Warning. She was telling me that 'I will pull you out of this reality and you won't be able to stop me.' She was showing me that she had the power if she wanted to do so.
The second thing I experienced was that I felt I could not really move. I did try to lift myself up but I weighed about 800-900 lbs. This she said to me 'Don't worry about walking around like a zombie hurting yourself, I will hold you down'. She was letting me know that she can hold me down. This was her Gentle Warning to me because I had so much respect for her before smoking. I could feel the other world right next to my reality and the vines were tugging at me very strongly.
It has been a week since I tried this and I will proceed with more faith that I will be ok when I completely hold in the Salvia and am transported to her world. I hope to have my question answered and I am ready.
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