Citation: Poetic-Muse. "Faerie Smoke: An Experience with Wormwood, Cannabis & Damiana (exp78824)". Erowid.org. Apr 22, 2016. erowid.org/exp/78824
Let me begin this experience by saying that I am a fairly well-adjusted individual. I am a wiccan and
I use certain herbal mixtures for certain effects for my spiritual practices. The occasion of this particular
experience was to find a guide animal. I was in the woods with a friend of mine who is always up for
trying stuff out. We smoked a bowl of weed first. The weed had its usual effect on me. I had dry mouth,
my vision was a little off and I was staring off into space. After a few minutes I packed a bowl of damiana.
The damiana had rather enhanced the effect of the weed and everything I was looking at seemed to fade into a muted green color. A few minutes after that, I packed a bowl of the wormwood. That's when it got interesting.
My vision was completely freaking out. The trees took on an almost neon green color and I felt like I was floating above the ground. The rocks I was around took on very human-like faces. I was thinking that maybe it was a non-animal guide that was going to appear. I set my sights on a rather large rock that was shaped like a head. I could see the eyes and mouth, they looked as though they were in pain. I tried to look away from the rock, but I couldn't. I was tripping out. My companion wasn't sure if I was ok. I assured her that I was fine.
As I walked closer to the rock, (which was down an incline) I couldn't feel the ground beneath me. I wasn't sure how long this was going to last, I knew I had to be back to work, soon. We walked from our spot back to work to get ready for lunch. In the dining hall where I work, there are a lot of animal heads on the wall. After seeing a face in the rock I wasn't excited above staring at dead animal heads at lunch, while trying to handle kids. I knew I had to appear normal. As I sat at a table, I glanced up at the elk we have on the wall. It looked like it was talking to me, I got up from the table to get a cup of coffee, hoping it would somehow counteract the effects of the wormwood.
I drank the coffee and waited. I got nothing. After lunch I prepared for the afternoon science session, still hallucinating. As I walked the trees seemed to move (there was no wind) and they were a brilliant green color. Then it happened. I saw a Red-Tailed Hawk flying above me in a circle. The kids saw it too, but in my spirituality that is a sign. The hawk dropped a feather from its wing and it landed right in front of me.
All in all it wasn't a completely unpleasant experience. I just know not to do it when I have to be around people.
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