Cacti - T. pachanoi & Cannabis
Citation: Pychotropic. "Thanks for Not Forgeting: An Experience with Cacti - T. pachanoi & Cannabis (exp31373)". Erowid.org. Jan 4, 2023. erowid.org/exp/31373
I'd been reading a lot about San Pedro its history, contents, and availability. So I decided I'd order a foot from an online vendor and give it a shot. I've been round the block with LSD, mushrooms, DXM, LSA, Marijuana, and just about anything with psychedelic potential. I'd heard many good things and bad things about Mescaline whether in capsule form or Cactus form. I stopped taking Paroxetine 2 days prior to this experience and would like to state it didn't affect my trip, neither have any dangerous interactions that I was aware of.
Prep: I chopped up and froze 12 inches of San Pedro, after it was frozen I set it out on the kitchen counter to thaw. This is supposed to help break the alkaloids free of the grainy matter of the Cactus. Once thawed I blended the chunks with an equal cup of water until all the pieces were reduced to a green toxic looking sludge. Then I took the liquid residue from the bowl I used to freeze the San Pedro and added it with about 4 cups of water in a pot on the stove. Adding the green sludge from the blender I set the stove burner to it's lowest setting. I continued to increase the burners heat over the next hour until steadily I brought the pot to a boil. I allowed this to slowly boil for another 2.5 hours. I should have cooked it longer but I was afraid of killing some of the alkaloids. Well this ended up leaving me with 10 cups of off white slightly greenish liquid. I put this liquid in the refrigerator over night.
The next morning I awoke and had a Banana for breakfast then a glass of O.J. My stomach was mostly empty so I figured this would help curb some nausea if I encountered it.
T: 9:30 am, I began to drink the liquid chasing each swallow with an equal amount of Kool Aid. This method worked very well at killing the taste. It still ended up making me ill.
T: 10:20 to get all the 10 cups down my throat. At that point if I drunk anymore I was sure I'd throw it all back up. So I sat back on the couch and tried to relax and forget about the nasty stuff in my stomach.
T: 10:45 am, By now I was feeling the onset, and I was relieved to know that I prepared it properly. I wasn't sure if I'd ingested enough but I was sure I got some. Gradually and very gracefully the mescaline came on.
T: 11:00 am, Me and 'K' go to her mothers house to hang out. This hour trip took what seemed forever! Half way there the mescaline started to take over my head, and I was definitely feeling it. It had a very nice mellow euphoric feeling. But with that came a very strong urge to urinate, so I had 'K' take an exit off the interstate and find me a bathroom. I ended up in a big pet store pacing the isles searching for the men's room. Every door I could find screamed 'Employee's only,' and I was surely becoming confused. I finally broke down and resulted to human interaction! I came to the Fish department, and the floors and walls were painted in an aqua blue color and this created a wide expanse of beautiful color. Among this sea was a kind man who graciously led me to the restroom!
T: 12:15 am, We reach her mother's house. The mescaline is still coming on and doesn't appear to be peaking yet. This increases my enthusiasm, and I'm enjoying this experience. It does feel like an, 'All day lollipop.' I liken to call it a Mental Vacation. I was getting nice visuals closely resembling LSD but with it's own patterns. It felt like being outside the matrix. I could see how everything fit together within the matrix.
T: 1:00 pm, Around this time I believe that I was coming to a peak. It was all very gentle, mellow, and relaxing except for the aching in my back and head. Nothing serious though. I was holding off the nausea well, and it only seemed to affect me when I thought about the cactus and it's taste. I was feeling very calm and at piece with the world. Nothing could touch me and I could plainly see the truth and nature of everything I encountered. I had a great feeling of compassion.
I was feeling very calm and at piece with the world. Nothing could touch me and I could plainly see the truth and nature of everything I encountered. I had a great feeling of compassion.
Short and brief side story. This ended up being a very weird day in that I only thought I might maybe have to pull over on the interstate and hurl everywhere. That being the worst case scenario! But alas a long story short: 'K,s' mother totals her car on the way back from a marijuana pick up. We have to go pick her up in a hysterical state at the police department. All the while we had paraphernalia in our car and she had an ounce stashed in her pockets. A very stressful experience.
By 5:30 pm we were all at home reflecting on the days events and how we were all lucky to be alive. I was still going steady on the San Pedro but I'd past my peak a while back. It seemed like this stuff was going to last forever. I was surprised by how potent it was. Throughout the evening we smoked several bowls of MJ, and this helped me to relax and come back to earth from my journey. By 10:30 pm I was soundly asleep.
In closing, this was a wonderful experience, and seems to have many of the same mechanisms as LSD though totally different. The worst part is ingesting the liquid extract.My trip was mellow with moderate to fringe intense visuals, and the whole time very 'clean' feeling. I got hardly any mindf**k, with a little in the last 3 or so hours of the trip. Come down was a little long lasting but not bad, with the worst part being a lingering blurred vision, neck pain and a mild headache. A few Ibuprofen cured this up.
I've suffered through a lot of anxiety issues and this experience helped me sort a lot of it out. This drug served as a powerful catalyst to help me explore my past methamphetamine addiction and recovery. After this cleansing experience, I felt new and young again, care free!!! The therapeutic value is worth ten times more than the price. There were no 'hallucinations'. It was a psychedelic intensity of the senses and the world around me. There were no mystical shaman appearing to me, but I felt one with the nature of their plight. I could sense how it all worked, the world, and consciousness. It was mind expanding.
Thanks a lot Mescaline!
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