Citation: Nova. "Visuals and Bliss: An Experience with 2C-I (exp86567)". Erowid.org. Mar 2, 2019. erowid.org/exp/86567
This is a report of my expirience with the research chemical 2C-i. it should be noted that this was my very first expirience with psychadelic drugs, also due to the intensity of my trip many of the times I have listed may be grossly innacurate.
I was very excited when I received a hit of 2C-i from my friend W. The hit came in the from of a gel-cap which contained a small amount of a very fine white powder. At first, having no knowledge of the 2C series, I was skeptical about the miniscule dose, but my friend assured me that it was the perfect amount, but he was wrong.
It was WAY more than I needed.
at 6pm on july tenty fifth, I swallowed the capsule after smoking a bowl of some spice with my friends M, F, and R. I was slightly anxious but mostly very excited. all three of my friends are expirienced LSD trippers but only M had tried 2C-i. F had in his possesion a hit of 2C-i, but opted not to take it claiming that 'he wasn't ready'. looking back, I realize that I was nowhere near ready either.
at more than an hour into my experience I was slightly underwhelmed. I had noticed a gradual change in my perception and a slightly enhanced sense of color. also i felt as if my powers of cognition and analysis were strongly enhanced. at this point I felt as if i was done coming up on 2C-I and was slightly dissapointed in the lack of OEV's (even though the CEV's at this point were stimulating and entertaining.
I decided to smoke a one hitter of spice topped with some kief i had collected. It was a big hit and on the exhale i felt the familiar headrush of a kief hit. but 15 seconds later I noticed something else, swarms of light dancing inside a glass table I was near. I remember thinking 'oh god here it comes' as the full force of the 2C-i hit me. as I stood up my entire world swirled. wherever there was a light, thousands more danced and spiraled around it in fractal and geometric patterns. as the experience became more intense these patterns became so complex as to be unrecognizable, or uncomrehandable, but jaw dropping none the less.
my friends and I moved from the smoking table into a kind of den that we had constructed in my living room. this den was lined with pillows and we had a small sound system playing a mixture of house music along with some trance. I collapsed onto the floor of the den my world still a wild blur. The music was beautiful to me and seemed to resonate inside of me. the taste of some berries that M had sliced for us was unbelievably sweet. it was at this moment that I peaked on the 2C-I.
I was overwhelmed with love for my friends and I began to cry tears of joy. waves of bliss pounded against my conciousness and I could do nothing but sit and cry. patterns of light danced around me and I felt the most profound sense of inner peace that I had ever experienced.
I was slightly embarrased to be crying in front of my friends but they assured me that it was alright. they told me to just relax and enjoy my experience. relaxing proved to be difficult as I felt quite a bit of energy, much like I feel while on MDMA. I paced around my house observing the patterns that spawned across every wall and surface, some appeared to be like static while others drew beauty from their fractal geometry. at this point M noted that I was pacing wildy and informed me that I appeared to be on methamphetamine. during much of this time I found it very hard to restrain from hysterical laughter.
the CEV's I experienced at this point were simply astounding. vast arrays and matrices of patterns and symbols. these patterns seemed strangely familiar. as I watched these visuals I entered probably the most introversive and critically analytical part of my trip. I began to view this visuals as a window into the inner workings of the brain. through viewing these patterns I felt that I could understand the way the human brain represents objects and their interactions. some of my close eyed visuals I found to be slightly disturbing. I saw skewed and hideous representations of human faces along with other more fantastic things. these things didnt haunt me for long however, and were easily forgettable.
perhaps the most stunning OEV's I observed came from viewing the screen of F's laptop along with my ipod touch. as I tried to type on the laptop the keys shuffled around randomely and symbols and menus on the screen were so jumbled that I could not use the computer. Similar phenomena occured when I tried to use my itouch.
at this point I had gained enough coordination and clarity to go outside and jump on a moonbounce that we had set up earlier in my backyard. as I went outside I realized that it had rained heavily while we were inside, the moonbounce was soaked but we all jumped on it anyways, having the time of our lives. I felt very close to each of them as well as with my surroundings. the trees and grass around me seened to be very alive and aware of me and their leaves and blades danced back and forth as if waving to me. the sky seemed to me to be very vividly purple.
I note that I have a slight headache.
My experience had subsided to the slight shift in perception that I had experienced earlier. my friends and I returned to the den. R rested on some pillows and F on the couch. M and I began talking. I felt that I could understand her very clearly even as we discussed vague topics such as philosophy and psychology. I felt very at ease discussing these things however at times I felt as if I was talking her ear off. she didn't seem to mind.
we talked late into the night joined sometimes by F, and sparingly by R. later on I smoked another hit which brought back the same effects as earlier in slightly diminished forms. while I did not burst into tears like before, I still felt a very strong euphoria along with the same sense of love and connectedness as before.
I was too tired at this point to stay up anymore so I say goodnight to M who is the only other person awake at this point. and recede to my room. I attempted to read erowid reports on the 2C chemicals but this proved to exacerbate my headache. so I drift off into sleep.
M comes to my room to inform me that she has to go soon. my walls and ceiling dance with the patterns I saw last night, but these patterns very quickly fade and I am left with only my now familiar headache.
[Author reports taking a total of 12 mg in the capsule]
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