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Om Vision Synergy
Nutmeg & Myrrh
by Mr. Sunday
Citation:   Mr. Sunday. "Om Vision Synergy: An Experience with Nutmeg & Myrrh (exp95112)". Erowid.org. Jan 3, 2013. erowid.org/exp/95112

 
DOSE:
2 shots oral Alcohol - Hard (liquid)
  2 glasses oral Alcohol - Beer/Wine (liquid)
  1.5 Tbsp oral Nutmeg (fresh)
  0.5 Tbsp oral Myrrh (tar / resin)

BODY WEIGHT: 160 lb


On the night of February 3, I had a wild urge to try something I remembered from the tantras I'd read for an on-line course.

In the Mahanirvana Tantra, Lord Shiva says that when the male and female 'essences' combine, 'their mixture is like the Elixir arising from the combination of nutmeg and myrrh.' To put this in historical context, when a man and a woman have good sex, you get alot of slipping and sliding both emotionally and in terms of body fluids. In traditional arranged marriages, evidently you have to expect a certain amount of dry penetration and cursory boffing.

Well, what does that quote mean, exactly? What effect does nutmeg have with myrrh, and does one enjoy it or not? I thought it must wreak some kind of astonishing havoc to make it into religious writ.

I had purchased a few whole nutmegs in order to find out and I usually have sifted myrrh resin around the house anyway so I didn't need anything else.

On the night of my experiment I'd had probably two beers and two shots of whiskey. It seemed like a good idea at the time: a hasty decision. The result completely blindsided me, exceeding all expectations.

Using Malcolm X's recipe of 'a penny matchbox full of nutmeg stirred into a glass of cold water' I grated mine fresh (having read that the volatile constituents evaporate quickly) and consumed it around midnight.

Thinking back now, it seems to me that I used about a tablespoon and a half of nutmeg. I also fumed about 1/2 teaspoon of myrrh. Having waited two hours without effect, I decided to go to bed and sleep.

At about nine o'clock the following morning, I awoke into a +++ experience which rapidly progressed into a ++++ experience. Peak at about the four hour mark, with a lengthy and lingering comedown hovering around ++ into late evening.

Certain key points from the journey:

The trip rendered me useless except for introspection and vocal work for nearly ten hours. I did all the tantric/sanskrit mantra I know, repeatedly.

Just after waking up and realizing, you know, 'Oh no no no, I'm tripping tripping tripping' I immediately went and did some prayer work and sang mantra which I'd written myself.

Since I have done this almost daily for years, it grounded me and gave me maneuverability within the experience.

At a certain point I also listened to the Mahakala and Sangwa Dupa Tantras sung by the Gyume Tantric Choir. When I felt too sedentary to sing any more, I sat and watched Larry Carlson clips on-line.

I now have tremendous respect for the myrrh/nutmeg preparation. It displayed much more force and activity than I had expected.

The comedown exceeded my expectations for duration and severity. Think of the mother of all hangovers, lasting for two days, combined with lingering blur, slur and impaired judgment.

The nutmeg experiment also disrupted my daily routines for weeks afterward, which in turn threw off my actions and reactions in public.

Now the line from the Mahanirvana Tantra makes sense: I have a certain value with which to compare it.

I wonder if any sect or cult ever performs rites where they use nutmeg and myrrh as the ceremonial drink and incense.

Exp Year: 2012ExpID: 95112
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 35 
Published: Jan 3, 2013Views: 11,253
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