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The Love
MDMA (Ecstasy)
by Kanonpfj
Citation:   Kanonpfj. "The Love: An Experience with MDMA (Ecstasy) (exp36561)". Erowid.org. May 30, 2007. erowid.org/exp/36561

 
DOSE:
  repeated   MDMA (pill / tablet)


Itís hard to write this and not feel a vague sense of loss. Iím actually writing this the day after an E trip, so naturally I feel a little drained. The comedown wasnít that hard this time, which is surprising. For me, it was mind over matter, and thus I donít really feel that harsh comedown that sometimes accompanies an E trip. I only say this as I intend to explain how ecstasy has fit into my life, and how Iíve learned to take it.

First off, I havenít taken E a lot; as of this writing, Iím still a relative amateur to the E scene. Iím not an amateur to drugs- I smoke pot every day and dabble in the occasional hallucinogen. Every drug I have done has been a learning experience for me. In a sense, for me, itís not just about the recreational use of the drugs; I love it, donít get me wrong, but Iíve always felt that drugs, when used exactly right and exactly at the right time, can give us a glimpse of pure enlightenment. I donít think such a state can be fully reached with the aid of drugs, because the effects of drugs are only temporary, but in the meantime, at least we can get a glimpse of what it feels like to be at peace with the world.

Well, no other drug has taken me as close as ecstasy has. Itís a powerful drug; I learned that the first night I took it. The first night felt like there was magic in the air and all of the people around me, just a large group of friends dancing and talking in someoneís basement. It was the perfect atmosphere, perfect vibe. Those are the two key elements to a brilliant roll, whether I do it at a rave or in the company of close friends, or even by myself. Without the proper setting, the experience will be noticeably muted in comparison to the untapped potential.

Itís hard to know how to begin talking about the actual experiences Iíve had. Where do I start, to the music Iíve danced to, or the intense conversations Iíve had with people? I found myself engaged in wonderful conversation with a small group of us that were rolling. I found out they all had the same interests as I did, and we talked openly about our own writing, not feeling inhibited by our own ideas and listening to each others ideas with equal utmost attention. I loved it, and it helped me open up to new parts of the ecstasy experience; listening to each other. I find myself engaged in anything anyone has to say, and I find it terribly fascinating. Because we all had a connection. We were all rolling, but it wasnít just the synthetic pill. It was the time, the place, the people.

Some people wonder what happened to the love generation of the 60ís. I myself would have liked to have grown up in that time, but I find myself enthralled to be able to reach a state of mind where everyone has nothing but love for one another. Iím heterosexual, but while on E it just didnít matter. I let a guy sit on my lap, and there wasnít one feeling of ambivalence, not one feeling that I was doing something wrong. I was just sharing a connection. Thatís what rolling is about, sharing the magic with each other through any form of communication, whether it is through speech or touch. At one point, someone asked the crowd, ďCanít you feel the love in this room?Ē And yes, we all could. It was about the love and the acceptance we had for one another.

Taking ecstasy is akin to sprinkling magic dust over my surroundings, but the downside is that the magic does not last forever. It is a beautiful drug and a beautiful feeling, but when the come down begins, there is sometimes a sense that something has been lost and will never be obtained again. I remember the first time I rolled, I wanted the night to last forever. When I realized it couldnít, that such nights never last forever or even half as long as you want them to, it brought me down. I was given a taste of pure enlightenment and then had it yanked from me as fast as it came.

But thatís not really the case. I always take something away from my rolls. I became much more outgoing after the ex had worn off. This time, the comedown was not harsh for me at all. Smoking weed at the end of it did help, but what also helped was knowing that the magic from that night may be gone, but Iím still here and Iím a better person for it. There was so much bonding that went on between us, and there is a twinge of melancholy knowing that Iíll never have another night that will be exactly the same as that. But at the same time, Iím going to go off and make better experiences for myself. I donít need to roll all the time, but I do need that reminder from time to time about how beautiful and wonderful we can all allow ourselves to be to each other.

I look at every person as Iím rolling, and I love every one of them. While on E, I donít mind kissing a guy or girl at all, because I see them as beautiful and compassionate human beings, all of which deserve love. Sure, Iíd like to live my life feeling like I do when Iím rolling all the time, but I know that such magic is powerful and doesnít last forever, as much as weíd like it to. We can use drugs for enlightenment, but we also must realize that there is a world outside of us too that doesnít condone what we do. We canít explain to the people that live in utter complacency how wonderful our drug experiences are, because they will not open their mind to the possibility. Thatís unfortunate, but itís up to us, our generation, to make sure we never slip into a complacent state of mind like our elders.

The ad slogans say that drugs arenít the answer. Of course they arenít. But what is? Maybe itís not important to look for an answer, because I doubt weíll ever find one. We need to do what feels right for us. I donít know if I can ever reach pure enlightenment, but in the meantime, I can get a tantalizing glimpse into it. For me, thatís all I need.

Exp Year: 2004ExpID: 36561
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: May 30, 2007Views: 6,559
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