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Based on a mixture of similar ideas and believed experiences from those who have used salvia, I’ve come to some conclusions.
Salvia isnt so much a drug as just a way of opening up latent abilities in all of us. Most of us get that scared feeling because we are slipping away from reality and the self “ego”. the total loss of ego and grounding to everything we ever knew of anything is too much for most. Most dont cross over the threshold, so to say. Just approaching or starting to slip away as some call it, is terrifying enough for most. But when you cross over…
Most use salvia very foolishly and disrespectfully. it is a very sacred plant of the sage family. It allows use humans to do things and go places we cannot fathom now in this reality. most overuse it and thus go into those seizure like trance possessed zombie states. and then they dont remember any of it really but are terrified enough to never do it again. which is why i dont feel its appropriate to call Salvia Divinorum a drug.
Its a plant that allows usage of our deep spiritual cosmic links to God. I believe with enough controlled sessions you canget clues to the bigger pieces to our universe and how what we call “god” plays into that. also ties into ancient civilizations (12,000+ years ago ie Atlantis, Lemuria, etc), aliens and so much more. everything is connected, but there is all one source. It goes much deeper and interweaves with the very existence of thought and the self and space and anything. Much further than any human religion, it is the source, the creator, the “god”. All around us and in all of us, anything ever existing or conceiving to exist.
Also goes into levels of existence and death is just a physical death. the soul never dies, reincarnation and how that ties into our ideas of the creator or source(god), and so much more.
Get educated, open your mind, and dont just be good to others, be good to yourself. lose yourself in the progression of others and humanity as a collective. We’re all in this together. We’re here for soul growth. We all have a purpose. Every single one of use. Some of us are lost yes. They need more help. We need to grow to become better souls and ascend to a higher level of being and consciousness together. beyond this physical world. through reincarnation. back to God. the source, the one.
I was at reading fest last summer when a friend offered some salvia
i was at a festival.. hardly going to say no..
in all honesty i had never heard of salvia before or it’s effects but was told the trips were similar to LSD so screw it, might as well festivals not a festival without a bit of experimentation.
Jesus christ…,i didnt think it would be that harsh!
anyhow first two hits were fine experiencing like level 1-2 laughing at my mates hawaiian shirt seeing it move and swirl, that sort of thing..
then on the third hit i literally felt myself leave my body and the physical world and went to what i’d call a dream world? I had left the visual world and all my senses were now in my hallucination.
haha i just remember saying after the third hit, “ahh man i’ll be back in 5”
i entered this like spinning vortex where this angel-like woman was in total control and pulling me upwards through these spinning doors and zips around me it was like a black hole or porthole guiding me through with the most amazing colours and patterns whirling and spinning, I persumed I was entering the “real” world and this life in fact wasn’t the true world. I went into a huge state of panic and realised i’d be leaving my bofriend, friends, sister etc in the apparant world and started to cry as tried to escape this world but there was no way i could. These spinning shutters and doors every 2 seconds or so would flicker the real world and so was able to see my friends for a moment and realised that was the loop hole back to the real world. However, in this image everything was made of lego, kinda weird. After about 3 minuits of crying and in total panic i managed to secure the loop hole and got through, everything still made of lego bricks, fucking weird. After that it began to fade away but I was pretty silent for a few hours after in a state of shock. Doesn’t sound that scary but the thought of leaving this world just did my head in, it was like salvia was what accessed you into the real world and this one had been a big lie. Haha i reckon i’d try it again.
I recently secured a gram of 30x Salvia Divinorum through an online vendor, and having read numerous online accounts of this bizzare legal psychedelic, and for the most part assumed the stories were greatly exagerated, or told by people with limited tripping experience, I wanted to try the strongest I could find.
Wow, was I wrong, Salvia Divinorum is a mind-freak of the HIGHEST order, and should NEVER be taken without extensive research and precaution.
The absolute minimum level of safety has to include a sitter and a soft, if not padded room!
I will attempt to summarize my experience as briefly as I can, but the sure gravity of that experience CANNOT be understated.
Well, having read the online warnings and anecdotes, I was very careful, so I thought, to be in a safe environment, i.e. my couch, with a sober and attentive babysitter at my side.
I packed a glass bowl with maybe 1/4 gram, took about the biggest hit I could without choking, and sat back on the couch, holding it in as long as I could before slowly letting it out.
Within 20-30 seconds the effects became OVERWHELMING, the last thing I said out loud to my sitter was “oh, I can see it…” or something to that effect.
Basically, from one hit, and within half a minute I was FULL blown PEAKING on the most intense trip imaginable.
Unexplainable, indescribable, mind-altering psycho-f—!
My mind/ego no longer existed in 2 of the 4 dimensions, there was no time and no left or right. By no left or right I mean the concept of left as being different from right, or vice-versa was impossible, I felt like I was in 2 dimensions and thinned out to one atom thick. Time did not seem to move forward or back, or exist as a dimension at all. I now existed on a one sided plane without any awarness of being in a body whatsoever, except a slight feeling or being paralyzed physically, though I dont think I actually was.
I became fused within the inanimate world and was no longer a physical entity, only a 2 dimensional consciousness with no body.
I could not see my body and no longer knew where I was.
Most importantly to note is this, I was absolutely TERRIFIED, and later realized that I had never been truly scared until that moment. I was being washed away into oblivion one atom at a time and was crying out to my sitter for help, “Please, save me, no save yourself, get away, it will get you too”.
When I began to come back, my left side felt unbearable hot, and my right side freezing cold. I was pale, shaking, and covered from head to toe in a thick sheen of cold sweat.
Strangely, it lasted ONLY about 4 minutes (240 seconds), and nothing seemed that unusual to my sitter, I just looked really confused and pale, but none of what I thought I was saying was actually out loud, I could not speak or move…total psychological paralysis coupled with absolute fear and loathing in Colorado!
If you ever experiment with this legal sage, be advised, it does not compare in any way shape or form with anything I have ever taken, and I have taken nearly all of them!.
Salvia Divinorum makes LSD seem like beer, and that is not an exaggeration.
In a nutshell, it induced a fully awake nightmare of the most terrifying nature, yet somehow I want more.
Although I did swear NEVER to take Sally again after I came to, one wonders what doors it could open…
[I’m still tripping a bit, but here it goes]:
Tonight I may have received an answer to a question I have been pondering for some time. And, this answer seems to mirror all that quantum physics has postulated.
I usually feel a “presence” once I go into my journey, but what is this presence? Is it/are they beings that guide the journey? Is it one guide that guides the experience? Or is it not a being but a mechanical but intelligent process that guides the journey?
Tonight I think I got my answer.
I inhaled the 3rd or so bowl of salvia and held it for 30 seconds. I saw my hands and body smear into waves of energy and merge with my surroundings which were now all light energy as well. My world narrowed around me and engulfed me in a tunnel of swirling energy. Suddenly, I felt the presence.
I experienced everything in the environment come alive and swirl in translucent light energy. All the sounds seemed to be speaking to me. The slightest sound of a human, a bird, etc. seemed to be penetrating deeply into my soul. It all was intelligent in this alternate reality.
My non-solid reality, existing solely of energy, related to me personally. I felt the energy of every visible and sub-atomic particle relating with me.
Then it hit me: I am experiencing the consciousness of all that is in time and space within this system I am dwelling in! There is a latent consciousness in every “solid” object, in sound and music, in light, water, the air, and any matter we may experience. It’s a different consciousness than what we normally experience, but there is a consciousness to even the smallest particle in the universe.
This knowledge hit me hard, and thrilled me greatly. Was I experiencing “a” being(s)? Perhaps. But my feeling of being non-dual existence allowed me to glimpse “behind the curtain” and feel the consciousness of the universe that lies just under the threshold of material consciousness. So, if it was a being, this being came from something even higher, and its constitutional makeup derives from even a higher consciousness, still existing of light and energy.
I Experienced Everything as Consciousness. It was all light, with consciousness inherent in it.
Has anyone here on this board felt anything similar before? I’d love to hear your stories that mirror this.
For a real example of this, try listening to some very alive, but relaxing music – with lyrics – while on salvia. Music is a great example of this.You will feel the music exist as consciousness that speaks directly to you. You will realize that music is a “thing,” and has form and consciousness as well as sound. And no matter what you receive, you will receive something from the music.
“Come on!,” they waved to me.
“Crumble, crumble, crumble!” is what they said, as they reached out towards me to grab me and pull me into a swirling vortex of energy leading to an alternate reality.
I know this sounds weird, but then again, so is the whole salvia experience.
The space around me closed in to form a tunnel, with only a narrow circular space in front of me revealing the world of our known “reality.” It was sort of like staring out of a tiny porthole and seeing the small remaining vestige of the world we know. I was pulled in, as was everything in my outer reality.
A whole group of green energy beings that looked liked stalks of green vegetation were pulling me out of my body and into the alternate reality. I maintained about a 10% awareness of our known reality, but I was gone for the most part.
I met one of the green beings there who on a previous trip introduced himself as “The Crumbleenth.” The Crumbleenth and his associates maintained a tight grip on me and kept me pulled into the alternate reality. They rhythmically chanted something that sounded like “Crumble! Crumble! Crumble!,” although I didn’t get the sense that they meant “crumble” in the sense that they wished that I would indeed crumble.
As the amount of Salvinorin A in my bloodstream decreased, the small hole in front of me in which I could view a small glimpse of normal reality widened as the effects wore off. The green beings again said “Come on!,” beckoning me to enter the alternate reality, but as the salvia was wore off, their grip inevitably loosened, and I slipped from their grasp and back into normal reality.
I now experienced a very pleasant space in which I was halfway in between this reality and the alternate reality. I enjoyed this state for several minutes. In fact, five more minutes went by as I enjoyed this slow slide back into reality. Neither reality (known or alternate) had a firm grip on me, so I rode a very enjoyable wave of being “between the worlds.”
As I slid back into this reality, I saw The Crumbleenth and the other green beings fade into the background, until they finally disappeared and I was back to this reality.
As the green beings faded away, I continued to hear them beckon to me:
“Come on! Crumble! Crumble! Crumble!”
Well, let me preface this by saying I’m a complete Salvia hard head. To even feel this substance, I need to take a good hit or two of 20x, after chewing on some of it’s resin. I’ve often taken up to an eighth of a gram of 50x stuff to no real harm… Which is insane. I’ve been trying to reduce my tolerance to the drug by taking a daily dose of 5x, about 0.2g each time… And, well, I guess it worked really well, as you’ll see here 🙂
Last night, I packed a tight bowl of my most recent 75x extract (Thats 150mg of salvinorin A per gram!) Opened the balcony door, and set up some fans. Prepared the iPod, got the song I liked playing, and lit up. The time was 11:40pm. In one complete breath, I took in the entire bowl of salvia, turned off the lights, and immediately got into bed. Somewhere between the time of getting into bed, and breathing out, I lost it. I forced myself to breathe out the last of the drug, and took a fresh breath, closed my eyes, and drifted into an almost paralyzed state.
I can’t quite describe this phenomena, but on Salvia, I often go to one of two places. My mood (or desires) seem to correspond with whichever place I end up. When I’m happy, I get lost in the physical manifestation of my music, rooms with walls of bright colour, or intertwining plants, all moving towards a common goal. Lyrics can take forever to complete, and they’re almost always visualized as circles enclosing on themselves, book pages turning or hours of conversation with many different people. When I’m upset or seeking advice, I get lost in an incredibly dark place, not dissimilar to a room with the lights off. A single entity or object accompanies myself in this room, to which I converse with, analyze, observe, manipulate or take back with me to reality. But, never have I experienced what was in store for me this night…
I honestly can’t think of words strong enough to describe what I was feeling by this point. For this, I’m sorry. It was probably thirty seconds after exhaling, and my grip on reality was fleeing fast. Every single syllable in the song I was listening to lasted a life-time. Single words took hours, if not DAYS to complete. I couldn’t look around the room I was in, because at this point, I was the room, and I hadn’t fully come into existence yet. You see, my two dimensional self was drawn, frame by frame, during each hour-long syllable of my music. Almost like watching a world come to life, in freeze frame photography. I was forming a circle, yet the room was square. Upon the completion of this geometrical violation, I drifted further into my trance.
With each passing moment taking months to complete, I felt more than human. I was literally above the constraints of space and time. An immediate sense of immortality came to me as I realized I was re-living or re-creating hundreds, if not thousands of full conversations, with hundreds of different people, every second. Real, imaginary, or shadow individuals without a definite ego were all communicating with me at the same time. And, somehow, I was able keep up with it all. I wasn’t a defined being through this, but a two dimensional plane of multiple points. It would seem that each section of myself was operating autonomously to keep up with the conversational demand. It was tiring. By this point, I had aged considerably. It seems my mind was conserving the principles of time after-all, as each conversation took it’s toll in me, as it would in real-life. I can’t describe what happened next, but I understood that my life had come to an end. I existed outside my body, no longer bound to life, death or existence whatsoever. I existed in a dark room, not dissimilar to the one described earlier. I was accompanied by a hexagonal structure: small, about palmsized. No lights, sound (not even my music could be heard at this point) feeling or taste was present. I would say, that this point in my experience was… Well, incredibly frightening
This sense of nothingness almost never came to an end. It felt like years before I regained my consciousness. When I finally did, my iPod had finished playing (I was listening to a three hour long goa trance mix). The time was roughly 2:45. I “awoke” took my earphones out, and went to bed. The next morning, upon pondering over the immense feeling of nothing, I decided I had probably fallen asleep. It turns out that the hexagonal shape was a bastardized version of the molecular schematic for Salvinorin A.
Salvia Divinorum or Diviner’s Sage belongs to the salvia genus. It has got dissociative effects. Salvia divinorum is a latin name which means “sage of the seers”.
It is used as visionary states of consciousness in spiritual healing by Mazatec shamans. Normally found in parts of Oaxaca, Mexico. It grows well in shaded, isolated and moist plots. It’s length is normally over one meter. It’s physical appearance is hollow square stems, large green leaves and sometimes white and purple flowers. It is regarded as a cultigen.
Diterpenoid or salvinorin is it’s main psychoactive constituent. It is a potent κ-opioid receptor agonist. Salvinorin A is the only natural substance which induces visionary state. The method of intake of salvia divinorum are chew, smoke or taken as a tincture. It’s effects ranges from uncontrollable laughter to much more intense altered states. These effects of salvia divinorum lasts only for a few minutes as compared to other psychedelics. The intake of salvia divinorum effects as reported till date are increased feeling of insight, an improved mood, a sense of calmness, and an increased sense of connection with nature. Some of the users have also reported side effects of unpleasant or uncomfortable mood. Though it is never regarded as toxic or addictive substance rather is can be used as therapeutic tool for curing drug addictions.
Uses of Salvia
There are many different methods of using salvia which I am outlining below. I am not recommending any particular method for anyone. This is just a list of existing ways of salvia intake. One should do proper study and experiments before sticking to any intake method for healing purposes.
Administration of Salvia:
The most common method of salvia use is smoke. This is one of the recommended mode of taking salvia. But smoking over dosages can cause various kinds of side effects to individuals. The best procedure is to start smoking in small dosages. This way you will know your physical tolerance of salvia. If you follow this process then smoking gives the best healing effect. Smoking of salvia is only for healing purposes and not solely for smoking purposes.
In infusion, juices are extracted by rubbing the leaves together. This juice is then taken by mixing with water. However, this is not a recommended method of taking salvia since water dilutes the juice and lowers it’s strength.
In this method, leaves are rolled together and chewed. This is a good method of taking salvia but swallowing sometimes induces nausea. The main advantage is chewing is that the juice is directly absorbed by the blood stream and therefore the effect lasts longer then any other methods of intake.
Taking salvia in a vaporized form is to make things simple for lungs. It should be taken in small dosages like in smoking.
Apart from traditional Mazatec drink, this is a less effective way of taking salvia.
There are a few more effective oral intake method like tinctures/elixirs, soft extracts, and hard extracts. After intake, it starts showing it’s effects after 10-20 minutes. The quickly reaches the toppest level of effect and lasts from around 30 minutes to 2 hours. The whole process can last as long as 3 hours.
Normally grow from seeds. But since seeds are not easily available everywhere other way of plantation is by using stem cuttings. One of the major challenges in stem cutting plantation is to determine the part which will go down into the soil. Therefore, Stem cuttings are selected carefully from a salvia plant. The stems that have new shoots are cut. The tip with new shoots will be up and the other side will be under soil. Another method to avoid this dilemma will be to place the step on soil sideways. Make the prominent shooting part point up and make the remaining two-third portion of stem wet with water including the soil.
When the new shoot starts growing, it’s the time for plantation in outdoor or indoor, depending upon your choice and available facility.
This can be done in two ways:
- Indoor: This is normally achieved by creating humidity chambers and tents. Grows throughout the year because same environment can be maintained indoor. Since the salvia divinorum normally grows up to 3 meters in height, it is always advisable to plant the plants in considerably large vessel.
- Outdoor: May die out during fall and winter. If your outdoor environment is hot humid and damp only then it is advisable to do salvia plantation outdoors.
The soil must be kept damped. You need to be careful in doing so. Over watering can cause roots of rot.
Salvia requires a hot and humid climatic to flourish. Salvia divinorum requires very little light. From 20-50% light exposure is enough for it’s proper growth. Recommended temperature is around 20 degree celcius.
We can use nitrogen based fertilizers to help salvia divinorum growth. For root growth you can use potassium fertilizers. Use of fertilizers or urea can cause ammonia gas to produce, which is very dangerous gas for salvia divinorum. Proper ventilation is required to avoid accumulation of ammonia gas.
Salvia Divinorum is an extremely powerful psychoactive herb. The demand graph of this herb has always been rising up but what people are not aware of is how to purchase Salvia Divinorum. When the question arises, how to purchase Salvia Divinorum, they generally get confused. The answer to this question is the best method is by obtaining proper knowledge. One should be aware about the legalities involved in purchasing of Salvia as it is considered illegal in certain countries. Moreover, how the herb is going to be used is another important factor to be considered before Salvia is bought. It is generally used for smoking, swallowing &chewing and vaporizing. So how to purchase Salvia Divinorum majorly depends on how it is going to be used. Keeping in mind the above mentioned factors, one should choose the right Salvia seller. It is very important to do proper research and compare different sellers. One should consider company’s reputation, history, delivery speed and customer service. One should also check the extraction process of Salvia as standard process of Salvia extraction is quiet expensive as no chemicals are used in this case. If the process of extraction is not consistent and crude, then the final product may contain containments like waxes, oils and tar. Besides, crude extractions often include different types of solvents which stay in the final product and harm the health. Therefore, it is very important to examine the extraction process while purchasing Salvia Divinorum. Thereby, if someone follows the suggestions mentioned here, then it would be easier for him to purchase Salvia Divinorum.