Citation: Quin. "4 Minutes in a Hellmouth + Hours of Spirituality: An Experience with Salvia divinorum (5x extract), Blue Lotus & Cannabis (exp46197)". Erowid.org. Oct 18, 2021. erowid.org/exp/46197
First I made a tea of the Blue Lotus flower and let it steep for 10 min or so. I had informed a few friends of my desire to have them around for my attempt of a spirit journey. I had 3 friends around and we were planning on taking turns babysitting one-another (1 person tripping at a time/3 sober) just in case someone reacted badly to the substances.
I volunteered to go first. After a couple rips at the bong, I drank the Lotus tea. I was instructed to hold the salvia smoke for about 30 seconds... Unfortunately I didn't realise that I was going to be expected to count; I thought one of my friends would tell me when to exhale.
So about a minute after I drew in the smoke I experienced the most horrifying moments I have ever known: every concept of reality, time, and every memory I had slipped into uncertainty. For a period of time I believed that everything that made sense to me was a momentary flight of fancy that I had imagined from some sort of non-existence. Flashes of this otherworldly state, that I believed were reality, came to me as the form of what I can best describe as the sort of spinning that one may perceive when drunk, in conjunction with what I remember as the laughing torment of my friends as they would be seen through a kaleidoscope.
Once I regained some lucidity, I asked my friends to take me for a midnight walk. As reality crept back into my skull I remember seeing the universe as being so extremely deliberate. In fact it seemed to be the most connected to a moment I had ever felt. I was aware of levels of energy and forces that have always seemed just beyond reach. I felt that the park we were walking through had never seemed such a vivid and beautiful place. The stars hovered in the sky so peacefully, so clearly and so stunning to look at. The air outside seemed to be at least 20 degrees (f) colder than it actually (according to my friends) was. It felt like an invigorating wintery cold in my lungs and it reminded me of stepping outside to get the newspaper in the winter in PJs.
Despite the fact that I wrote nearly as much of the terrifying portion as the semi-lucid and rather pleasant portion in this account, the pleasant portion lasted for some time and was very nice where (as indicated by the title) the unpleasant part lasted for a few minutes, if that. I apolagise, but I'm not a very good writer.
All in all, I would have to say that a person with more of a predisposition to mental disorders than I might have trouble dealing with the trauma that a combination of drugs such as these may produce. But nevertheless I found it quite enlightening.
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