Citation: Sherak. "Very Cautious: An Experience with Salvia divinorum, Cannabis & Alcohol (exp99447)". Erowid.org. Jun 24, 2020. erowid.org/exp/99447
A Very Cautious First Time
Salvia is a drug that I have been looking at for about 2 years now. As a youth I knew nothing about this drug, nor did any of my friends. Now I am older and have responsibilities I am not really in a position to take many drugs, especially ones that can last a relatively long time so this drug has been of interest to me and the only thing that stopped me are the reports I have read on the internet (especially some of the YouTube vids). I wasn't sure my mind was strong enough for it.
I took acid quite regular from age 18 to 22 and stopped as the trips started getting more serious, which coincided with age and responsibility so since hearing about Salvia I liked the idea of being able to go on a very short trip. After 2 years pondering I bought some, just Salvia leaf not an extract, the bag of salvia sat in my cupboard for 2 months before I decided to take the plunge.
I am a regular cannabis smoker and took it along with me one Friday night when I was hooking up with a friend.
The dose I have put in above is a little sketchy as I bought a bag with 3.5g of dry leaf in it, it filled about 7 bowls. The first bowl I took in the company of my friend (he did not want to partake). At first I took a weak effort and about a minute later I went it for a full lung full.
I take 20mg of paroxetine daily for a number of years, at the point I took the Salvia I was quite stoned off some good bud
at the point I took the Salvia I was quite stoned off some good bud
and I used a little bud to stop the Salvia falling through the hole in the glass spoon. I had also drank about 750ml of Peroni, a strong Itailian lager (not enough to be drunk but the combination of the alcohol and the cannabis affected my mind-set and gave me the usual sense of contentment and mental strength, unlike prior to the weed and beer I had no hesitation about taking the salvia.
I had read that leaf was weak and that you had to get it real hot and that you had to keep it in your lungs for as long as possible to any kind of high so I really didn't know if I was gonna get high, gonna go to the astral plane or just nothing.
The effect came on quite fast a very great sense of happiness came over me, I did not get any visuals other than a mesh pattern on the surface of the TV, after about 2 minutes I burst out into fits of laughter for no reason, after about 5 mins the effect subsided and left me very content.
I did not take anymore that evening.
1 week later I went to a gig (Slash) with 5 friends. I took along a spoon and the bag of Salvi, 2 of my friends were not interested, the other 3 were. I told them everything I knew of the drug, I did not want to hood wink them, told them about the power of the Salvi and they were all very cautious and unsure, again we drank beer and smoked weed (except one guy who just drank beer). Half way through the gig we went outside and all took a hit on the Salvi, I would say about .2/.3 each. I was a touch worried because it was only 2nd time and first time with others doing the same. Anyway the effect came over everyone pretty much as it had before, sense of happiness and content leading to laughter and fun, lasting anything between 5 and 15 minutes.
Over the course of the night we smoked out the rest of the bag. 0.5 would fill the bowl and 4 of us passed two bowls between us each time and we all got very pleasantly high, no visuals, no reality shifting, no freakouts.
The last bowl got smoked on the train on the way home from the gig, I took a hit and passed on. I was sat right back in my seat, it felt like an invisible barrier or seat belt was pinning me to my chair, all very surreal but I was crying with laughter so it kinda all passed me by but it was very real and very unusual but not in anyway scary, I was fully aware of the fact the feeling was a result of tripping and that it would subside soon enough.
It reminded me very much like taking a low dose of mushrooms but lasting only minutes rather than hours. We all absolutely loved it. It made a great night even better.
This is very powerful stuff, I can sense that even at the low doses. There was no point scaring the shit out of myself and ending up fearing what could be a lot of fun.
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