Citation: The Dude. "Lotus Esprit Turbo: An Experience with Sacred Lotus (Stamens) (exp46474)". Erowid.org. Jan 4, 2018. erowid.org/exp/46474
I'm writing this after having a very surprising experience with sacred lotus. Yesterday, I recieved a 1/2 oz of sacred lotus stamen. They are supposed to be the 'strongest part of the sacred lotus plant' but after a lot of research I figured that would be a good idea since most people dont seem to get much from the petals which are most often steeped in alcohol. I'll cut to the chase since I'm feeling really good right now (finally) and I want to go enjoy my buzz.
I packed my trusty pipe with a full bowl of the stamen (~1/4 gram) went outside and took a good hit. I was surprised how nice and smooth the smoke was (not like that extremely harsh dagga) and tasted quite nice. I thought, 'well at least it tastes good even if its not going to do anything' not even 2 seconds later (really I never felt anything hit me this quick, way faster than sally, or weed). At first I thought, 'oooh placebo effect nothing hits that fast', so I took two more hits. I dont think I should have done that (it was really stupid when dealing with something new) since seconds later I stopped trying to figure out if it was a placebo effect since it definately was NOT.
It started hitting me in waves and I was starting to get a little nervous since it wasn't supposed to be this strong and I was afraid I was having a bad reaction to it. I got all the nervousness (feeling like I might die/etc) I have had when having a bad trip (I have only had 2) and a strong spacy feeling which was weed-like. I centered myself and kept telling myself it was going to be cool, checked pulse, looked for signs that anything might be wrong or I was having an allergic reaction. Other than the STRONG nervousness there wasnt anything, which, along with my experience gained from tripping numerous times, comforted me a little.
The high was like when I smoked a LOT of weed, but was a clearer buzz. I could speak fine and hold a conversation no problem, but I felt REALLY REALLY high, floaty, and a little dizzy.
I could speak fine and hold a conversation no problem, but I felt REALLY REALLY high, floaty, and a little dizzy.
If it wasnt for that 'shit, I'm gonna die' feeling it would have been perfect. Anyways the really strong effects lasted about an hour, right now at 1.5hrs I'm feeling like I'm enjoying the buzz and I have turned the experience around. It feels like the room is shifting around a little, I have a slight tingling in my face, yet my mind is very clear and able to think logically. I think I want to try it again, but with a much lower dose (even though I didn't really think I took that much) or maybe even in tea where it should come on much slower.
Well, there you go... I'm not quite sure what happened, I havent had much to eat today and I've also had 3-4 cups of coffee, but that's not abnormal for me at all. I don't know if I'm hypersensitive (or perhaps allergic) to this plant or if smoking the stamens is that much stronger than regular lotus but that 'almost' got out of control.
A quick background on me so you dont think I'm some sort of lightweight, haha. I have been smoking cannibus for ~20 years, during college I would smoke 3-5 times a day every day, now I'm an occasional smoker at maybe 1-2 times a week. I have done acid once, shrooms ~20 times, NOS 100's of times, Opium, DXM (yuck, but I had to try it 3 times to be sure :) ). Recently I have been checking out legal highs (ethnobotanicals) and have experienced Salvia about 15 times, with experiences ranging from level 1 to level 5 (where I hallucinated wildly and the TV started talking to me and I lost all ability realize I was on salvia). I have smoked dagga without much effect although extract isn't bad when mixed with weed. I have also tried kanna and Kratom.
I really wanted to submit this since I havent read anyone having this kind of experience, now I'm going to go enjoy this buzz.
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