Salvia Trip

\"hey amorphous purple thing, could you tell me why this Salvia isn\'t working yet?\" =P

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Posted by Anonymous on 08/01/2011
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Level:4
Type/Strength:40x extract
Method of Ingestion:smoked it

Today was my first experience with Salvia, ever. I know you're supposed to have a sitter, especially for your first trip, but well, I didn't. And I mean "first trip" literally; today I actually /saw/ stuff for the first time in my life.
The guy at the store I bought it from was telling me about a creepy trip he had, so I was cautious at first & only smoked a tiny bit when I got home. I relaxed and listened to music. I didn't really see anything, eyes open or closed, that time. But I do remember getting into this kind of neat state of meditation and felt really positive afterward. Judging by how that had gone, that evening I decided to go for something a little closer to the full experience.
I lit incense & put some music on, then packed a small bowl & started smoking it, sitting cross legged. A couple of hits in I started feeling this heaviness. It wasn't /like/ a hand, it /was/ one: this great big hand, gently but firmly pushing me over onto my side. There was something feminine and very motherly about it, as if it were saying, "ok, it's time to lie down now. Enough foolishness". I could't resist it, it felt much stronger than me, but it was so kind that I was laughing too. I lay back & I'm not sure if I closed my eyes or not, but I remember seeing the hand sort of, or at least perceiving it, and it was hovering over me but gaining height, much higher above me than I thought anything could go.
I closed my eyes and saw some colours, mostly purple & yellow (I would keep seeing those colours throughout the trip). But I felt like the music was just interrupting something important so I had to shut it off.
The feeling came on a little stronger but then subsided. I had heard of people having these riproaring trips on Salvia & the hand had been interesting but it didn't feel as "out there" as I had expected it to...no becoming part of the furniture or anything.... so when things were starting to distantly hint at normalcy I sat up & packed another bowl, bigger this time, which I smoked some of whenever the world started getting too logical. This was when things started to get more intense. The heaviness was back but it wasn't a hand this time, just too much gravity. I found I could only trip with my eyes closed for a little while, but all the lights were out & when I opened my eyes and looked into the darkness, that was when I saw things. The hose from my hookah was /probably/ a snake, and it was a chance i didn't want to take so I decided to stay away from it. I looked up & my hat rack was gone but there was somebody standing there, and I couldn't tell if it was the Virgin Mary or Death, the one off of Tarot cards. Either way I was sure it was female. I kept looking back at her because I felt like she was about to say something really important, but she never did & when I looked right at her she was just a shadow. I looked down & suddenly there was this big.....um, I'd have to say it was a lizard, at least that's the closest I can come to describing it... rushing towards me across the floor. I wasn't scared of it, because I wasn't there and so it would pass right through me,which it did. I spent the next while......I don't really know how long it was, probably a shorter time than the four thousand years I could feel passing.....alternating between eyes-closed tripping and sitting in the child's pose watching everything from wisps and swirls to worlds chase each other past my eyes in purple & yellow, one right after the other. They followed the pattern of my breathing; in + yellow swirly thing, out; in + purple whatsit, out. Most of them seemed recognizable to me but they weren't things that have names in the "normal", a.k.a. non-Salvia-trip, world. All of them were breathtakingly beautiful, & they would sometimes transform into each other; what I thought was kind of like an amorphous yellow butterfly would zoom in & become the Taj Mahal. Everything my body was touching (the Mexican blanket I was sitting on, my hair on my shoulders etc.) felt fantastic.
Eventually things started to calm down & I stopped seeing colours when I looked into the dark; the shapes were the last to go & I watched them drain of all colour then fade away. I lay there for a while, then finally I gave in, admitted to myself that the trip was pretty much over, and turned the lights back on.
I felt really solemn for a while after, but in a good way, like I had just learned something really important.
The thing is, remembering all these things, I realize that I was tripping pretty hard. But at the time, it didn't even register that I was tripping at all. Most of the time while I was exploring the universe I felt like it was perfectly normal & natural to see stuff like that whenever I closed my eyes, & at one point I was actually wondering (as I watched kaleidoscopic cathedral ceilings morphing & revolving behind my eyelids) why my damn Salvia wasn't working!
It was quite an experience, definitely not a "bad trip", but not something I think I could do very often either if I value my sanity.

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Posted by grimjim on 01/16/2011
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That was a nice report of your trip, thanks. Interesting about the hand pushing you over. I remember my very first intense SD trip, where i felt like something/someone was trying to push me over from the right. It freaked me out and I was saying to myself oh f**k, and I think it frightened me too much to actually associate it with anyone/thing. I was fighting against it too much.
Music usually is sometimes too distracting and better left switched off, but I have had a few nice trips where I deliberately want to go with the music. There are times when tripping, I have believed that it seems normal to see visions, to the point of thinking I'm not actually on a trip!!! Then I sort of come to, and think yes, I am still tripping, because these visions are NOT normal, even though they appear to be - I am having a reality check so to speak, then I relax, realising there is still some strength of the SD chems in my bloodstream, and go deeper and use it some more, every last bit.

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Posted by grimjim on 01/16/2011
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That was a nice report of your trip, thanks. Interesting about the hand pushing you over. I remember my very first intense SD trip, where i felt like something/someone was trying to push me over from the right. It freaked me out and I was saying to myself oh f**k, and I think it frightened me too much to actually associate it with anyone/thing. I was fighting against it too much.
Music usually is sometimes too distracting and better left switched off, but I have had a few nice trips where I deliberately want to go with the music. There are times when tripping, I have believed that it seems normal to see visions, to the point of thinking I'm not actually on a trip!!! Then I sort of come to, and think yes, I am still tripping, because these visions are NOT normal, even though they appear to be - I am having a reality check so to speak, then I relax, realising there is still some strength of the SD chems in my bloodstream, and go deeper and use it some more, every last bit.

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Posted by Ninetails on 07/12/2011
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I really liked reading about that trip haha

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