Citation: Mikey. "Altered States Downunder: An Experience with H.B. Woodrose (exp105560)". Erowid.org. Feb 2, 2020. erowid.org/exp/105560
Take a Trip to the local rainbow, colour your mind and travel in time !
After not doing any substances for many years, I read about HBWR seeds on the net and found out about the chemical known as LSA - a so called semi - legal high that affects you much like LSD. I just had to try out this amazing molecule to see for myself !
I have done shrooms and a litle bit of acid 15 years ago, but after giving up weed just last year ( I found it was getting way too addictive for me ) and was very keen to try out the so called Seeds of the Gods. Something new was called for tonight !
So I am from Australia ( G'day Mate ! ) and Baby Woodrose grows wild in Queensland and the seeds are readily available on the net. As to the exact sub - strain I am not quite sure, but the fresh ones I got really did the trick ! For just $10 - I received a baggie of 30 seeds in the mail, easy enough for at least 3 trips. Excited !
Soaked seeds in warm water for 5 mins and then used a nail file to remove fuzzy husk from the seeds, mixed with lime juice, stirred a lot and let stand for a short while. Mixed with orange juice and skulled. The seeds have no taste. I made sure to grind up the seeds before I put them in the lime with a mortar to release the alkloids from the seeds. I chose 7 seeds for my first go. This is a moderate dose , about the equal of maybe 2 - 3 mushies.
So what happened ?
After about 45 minutes I feel a slight effect from the seeds , my mood starts to go up dramatically and I feel a bit tingly.
I sat inside and waited in my city apartment - then after 2 hours the trip really starts - my pupils dilate and the rooms starts to swim a bit. If I smoked weed it would really bring the trip on, but I just had the seeds themselves to really see if they would work. The trip hits I in waves/stages - I felt a sense of bliss and great contentment , some people will remark that it is a bit like MDMA and yes - it is- but with much less intense euphoria.
This trip is fairly gentle and thought - provoking (an introspective journey into myself really ) . The effects are Shamenic and quite similiar to magic mushrooms.
The second part of the trip is where the energy picks up a bit and I want to dance and move. I put on some Trance music and it sounded incredible, like just trippy as hell. This peak only lasted about 40 mins and then I start to come back to reality more, everything looks amazing ; like I am looking at it for the very first time ! I can close my eyes and see oil slick visuals and a few faint fuzzy colours in the air. I felt a bit tired by this stage ( 3 hours in ) so I took a cold shower and laid down to rest - the water feels just so good .
The only bad part of the experience is I get stomach cramps from the seeds and have some Mylanta antacid on standby and I had some ginger tea as well to ease the gut.
1. Cheap and readliy available on the net.
2. Nice high with a mild comedown ; quite easy to control my feelings on the trip
3. Lasts only about 4 hrs overall - so I am not awake all night tripping balls like LSD or DOM.
1. Does upset the stomach quite a bit, I found
2. Weaker trip than other drugs
3. Tolerance is developed quickly- but I wouldnt want to do HBWR that often, just every now and again.
In summary, 7 crushed up HBWR seeds yielded a good trip and a taste of Shamanism. I saw myself very clearly on the trip and experienced aspects of my ' inner ' self. It is not really a great visual - type journey, but still very enjoyable.
The next day I feel quite tired but not hung over too much. I went for a swim at the beach and had a couple of salad rolls.
One more thing -
I did not eat for at least 6 hours before I tripped as I needed an empty stomach for the seeds to really kick in well and do their stuff. It affected me like an antidepressant and gave me unusual insights into myself as well.
It affected me like an antidepressant and gave me unusual insights into myself as well.
A truly unique substance. I did mine at night 6.30 pm to about 11 pm, but I think that if I had them in Nature I would appreciate the effects more rather than just watching movies alone on TV.
To conclude - well, not exactly the Seeds of the Gods, but certainly a magickal experience to remember ! I award a 7 out of 10 of the scale of affects.
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