Citation: Clint. "The Pull of a Black Hole: An Experience with Salvia divinorum (10X Extract) (exp50554)". Erowid.org. Mar 1, 2021. erowid.org/exp/50554
It was a Saturday and before noon arrived, five friends and I ate two brownies with 1/2 oz. Of not so great weed in them. By the time it was dark, approximately 6 P.M., we were definitely still high from the brownies. Then one of my friends threw out the idea that we smoke some salvia 10x extract that he had in his room. Though I had previously mentally told myself I wouldn't ever so salvia again because my last trip was so unenjoyable, I agreed with a positive attitude because I was feeling so good.
My friend T loaded a small bowl into a pipe and smoked it. Within about 10 seconds of exhaling the smoke, a huge grin took over his face. This resulted in uncontrollable laughter between all of us, especially T. He was laughing so hard he had to go sit on the couch.
I was next, I loaded a small amount into the pipe, being somewhat cautious, and inhaled it deeply and held in for as long as I could-- about 15 seconds. I exhaled, and by the time the last of the smoke exited my mouth, I began to feel the effects.
Just like the other times I have smoked salvia, the first thing I felt was a pulling sensation. My vision becomes somewhat distorted from what it is like during reality. The right half of my head feels like it is empty and weightless, the left half of my head feels like it's made out of gold, and just wants to fall to the floor--putting me way off balance. It feels almost as if there is a huge magnet under the carpet, and my solid gold head is being strongly pulled towards that magnet. By this time, I am laughing uncontrollably, and do not have much control over any aspect of what I am doing, but I am still there mentally. I walk over to the couch where my friends are laughing with me, and I sit on the couch. T says 'no, no, fight it, stand up, don't sit down'. I stand back up and start to walk towards the kitchen, when the pulling sensation becomes too much for me to fight off.
I fall to the floor, almost as if I was sucked down to the ground. The left side of my head is now on the floor, left cheek stuck to the carpet, immobilized.
There I am, left side of my face stuck to the carpet and my legs flopping through the air. I had the strangest imagery while on the floor like that. If you can imagine the way that a flag on a stick would cut through the air if someone was waving it back and forth, well it felt like I was underwater and my body was waving through the water much like the way that flag would.
I open my eyes back up, still unable to pull my cheek off the ground, still laughing, I manage to gather enough breath of air from laughing to shout 'I'm stuck! I'm stuck!' I don't know if anyone even heard me, but I'm told that it looked like I fell to the ground and started spasming.
About 5 minutes after smoking the salvia, it begins to wear off, enough for me to be able to pull myself off the ground and whipe the drool from my face and the tears from my eyes from laughing. I walk over and sit on the couch with my friends, still slightly feeling mild effects, but in control once again. Two minutes later the effects are completely gone.
Although it sounds like a weird trip, it was very enjoyable. I definitely plan on doing salvia again. The reason I did not like it before was because I did it while alone, at night, in the dark, with headphones on. I think salvia is much more fun if I do it with people, but by doing it alone, its a totally different experience.
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