We are looking for submissions of well-written experience reports about the use of psychoactive plants and chemicals as well as other forms of mind-altering activities such as yoga, meditation, and the use of mind machines.
NOTE: Not all reports that are submitted are selected for publication. Each report goes through a thorough review process that takes into consideration writing quality, interest, and usefulness of data. Although we are slowly catching up, we still have a significant backlog of reports. Some reports are read and published within days, but in many cases, it can take a year or more for a submission to be reviewed. Please be patient.
Submissions should describe more than just a list of activities engaged in. We are looking for descriptions of mindset, physical and mental effects, intentions, insights, problems, aftereffects, etc.
A report is more likely to be published if it includes the following type of information:
Description of mindset & setting.
Details of any preparations made for the experience.
Dosage & timing information.
Notes on prescription or over-the-counter medications, herbs or supplements that were being taken at the time of the experience.
Something more than a description of how fucked up you were or what cool patterns you saw.
A report is less likely to be published if it includes:
The use of the term "SWIM".
Language that dictates what someone else will experience, rather than your own experience.
No paragraph breaks, no punctuation, lack of appropriate capitalization or spelling.
For more about how reports are reviewed for publication, what makes a good report, and how experience reports can be useful, see:
Experience Reports are the writings and opinions of the individual authors who submit them.
Some of the activities described are dangerous and/or illegal and none are recommended by Erowid.
COPYRIGHTS: All reports are copyright Erowid and you agree not to download or analyze the report data without contacting us for permission first.