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My 2 Trips On Salvia Were Like Going to Hell

About a year ago I tried a hit of Salvia 20x. I had never done any hulucinating drugs before. I went to another world where everything was black and I was a 2 dimensional red line. There were other red lines telling me what to do and I had to follow their orders or I would fall into the dark pit and die. I felt like my life had always been in a world of red lines where I took orders and this was my horrible fate.

Then I went to another world where my mom, me, and my other 4 siblings were all merged together into one 2 dimensional body. This was my reality then and it was so scary and weird. I was a arm on a flattened out body and couldn't even move anywhere on my own. This was my life and I was so shocked by it. I kept hearing my moms voice asking me to move body parts but I could only move one arm and felt detached from the rest of this body. My sibings were other body parts and we were all trapped this way stuck together as part of a body. It was terrifying.

Then suddenly I noticed I was laying on the bed in the room where I had first taken the salvia and realized I had taken it. I asked my husband who was standing over me "is that what this is" referring to the salvia and he said yes. All I could say was "OH MY GOD!!" over and over again. I was scared to death and my body felt very heavy and like it was 2 dimensional and part of the bed. I felt so heavy and like grains of sand were going through my body. I thought i was going to be like that forever. I Just kept asking if my life was real and if I would ever be normal again. I felt tricked into taking this and was blaming my husband in my mind for offering me this salvia and me being ruined forever. Only 5 minutes had passed but it seemed like it had been an eternity. After 10 minutes the effects were wore off enough where I was in the afterglow but I still felt so wierd and scared to death. I still didn't know if my life was real but hoped it was.

I was so greatful that my life was real when I came to terms with what had happend and was so happy that my trips were only hulucinations.

After a year I got brave enough and yesterday I just tried some 5x with my husband. Within 15 seconds or so I got that weird scary salvia feeling only it was less intense than with the 20x. Either way I didn't like the feeling and started freaking out walking  around the apartment praying it would wear off soon. I am so glad I didn't get any visuals with the 5x but still I hated it so bad. I felt disconnected from my body.  Salvia feels like hell to me no matter what strength it is. I mean it this time;I swear to God I will never use Salvia again and I cannot believe how freely distributed a powerful drug like Salvia is. Someone could really get hurt or die on this drug.

LoverSogie LoverSogie 26-30, F 19 Responses Jul 10, 2008

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Did you smoke the salvia? if so, that was your first mistake. you're not supposed to smoke it. you're supposed to chew the leaves. you get a completely different experience. nothing negative like you mentioned.

I felt the same, like I got a glimpse into hell. I have one word to describe salvia - terrifying. I was with 2 friends and we smoked 80x from a mini bong. I held it in and remember blowing it out, feeling confused, then basically going unconscious even though I was fully awake. The first point of recollection for me was being in a place I describe as the dark side of the moon inside of a giant circus tent. It was completely desolate and dark except for an unknown person in the distance. I remember being confused and scared and asking him some sort of questions and he was running around with a cart of some sort and giving me menacing looks. It seemed like I was there for years. It began to change and I was all of a sudden in a place that felt like an empty balloon that wouldn't let me out. I saw my 2 friends faces laughing, only their faces, from the top of the balloon and remember wondering why they wouldn't let me out. I was trying to claw my way out of the balloon but I was stuck in there. When I would claw at the walls they would stretch like bubble gun and I would get nowhere. As I started coming out of it, I remember half realizing that I was on salvia and that explained what was going on (kind of). I finally was able to claw my way out of the top of the balloon, and I stood up and was back in reality. I have never experienced such a terrifying, helpless feeling like that. I was completely removed from this world for what felt like years. I will never try it again, I am happy being here, there is no need to return to the circus tent on the moon/balloon, or wherever the hell it decided to take me the next time.

I had a scary experience on Salvia. I was a person/creature that had no skin and was just muscle like flesh, their were others there and were jeering and laughing because I wasn't able to move. I felt like what a disabled person would feel like in real life, my speech was slurred and kept stuttering on the same syllables for ages.

Another scene I remember was being that same creature again but this time I was joined by the sides and not having harms, to an endless chain of other people like a massive organism, I kept trying to lift myself out but there was no use, I had to comment when I saw you had the same scary feeling, I thought. Is this my life?

It's been four year now I don't know if I'm brave enough to try it again, I've lost a bit of details because it's been so long but it was terrifying at the time! Peace :)

that was intense and when you said the part about the grains of sand going through you. that is the perfect way to describe a feeling ive been trying to describe for 6 months now. It was hell. Cant believe it is legal. I have a bunch left and I would give the stuff to my enemy (hypothetically). its dark.

Also felt like i was having a stroke. I.e body was numb and kept getting all tingly and stuff. So much other stuff happened but wont list it all.. just dont do this salvia shite or 'legal weed'

I can relate to this. Not sure if salvia is the same as what we call 'legal weed' in australia but i had almost the exact same effects. I tried it for my first and last time a few weeks ago. I was in the car with some mates and we were listening to music. My friend did it and she wad laughing to the point where she was in tears and she was saying that some guy who wasnt there was running toward the car. She seemed fine so i thought what the hell. I had a few puffs and soon i felt like i was in hell all i could see was a spiral and the music was repeating over anf over again and i was saying the same thing over and over agaib which were the last words i said before everything started happening. I thought i had died and gone to hell and this is what hell was. When the repetition and stuff went away i was in yhe car and it felt like all my worst fears were happening. I started crying because i thought i was dead and then i kept yelling at my freiends that we were goig to have a car accident. I started to pray and repent and i had tears in my eyes. When it wad wearing off i thought that i was still dead and that my life wasnt real. It wasnt until we parked up that i sat there for a while and realised it was all a bad trip... worst time of my life

I just wanted add that my friend smoked salvia on regural basis around twice a week for about 6 months and than he lost his marbles , don't smoke salvia or do any drugs . Life is beautiful as it is , I see beauty in everything , nature , animals , people . I would rather live in a real world than in a drug induced world . Addictions will only get you 3 things ( insanity , death or jail sentence ) . I know all about addictions cause I have been there .

I hate drugs including salvia , stop kidding yourself salvia is good for nothing except messing you up , if you wanna end up in a mental asylum go ahead , I have a friend who went crazy after smoking salvia , he is gone forever .

I know of 3 people that were damaged by salvia. It's literally brain damage. Brain cells do not come back to life unless a supernatural miracle occurs. That's the truth about salvia. Everyone is different and some die their first try. (research it) STAY AWAY FROM SALVIA. IT IS EVIL.

I call salvia "hellnback". I have done many drugs but this stuff put me in a whole other world. I will NEVER smoke it again. I lost sense of time so don't kno how long I was tripping for but felt like forever and there was a point in time that I was certain I was DEAD. Scared is a big understatement for how this salvia made me feel. Other people I personally kno had similar experiences of feeling they were dead and taking trips to the after life. Be careful if your foolish enough to smoke it and for your safety make sure someone sober is present and aware.

Salvia is great. Just remember when the world starts disintegrating, its just an illusion. I love this drug.

How are you doing today?

why are people saying that this DRUG isn't a drug? Ppl....don't try to tone something down best you can just so you can convince yourself "it's okay" "it's not that bad" "I'm not really doing any damage if I do this." If you like salvia, whatever then. Just admit you like the DRUG and that though it got you tied up in a way you didn't want to be sometimes you're going to smoke it anyway! <br />
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Also, don't get all negative againist her decision to not smoke it again. Some say "that was just 2 bad trips dummy, the next few will get better. So keep doing it" and that is what's dumb. Salvia or anything other drug is not ever going to be OKAY to be doing UNLESS a doctor prescribed it (because we all know weed is prescribed quite often). I won't kill you over your drug use but don't come off wrong just because someone decided to tell the real truth about a particular drug you're using.

And how is what those girls said the "real truth" ? Please do your research before you randomly comment on Salvia. If you say it's just a drug, and make comparisons to marijuana, you don't know what you're talking about. Stop spreading propaganda and argue some facts, not opinions.

All I can say is just make sure you don't let one of the fallen take full control of you physical body. This is not a 'drug.'

I just currently coming down from a strong hit of 20x. How in the hell is that possible. What the ****? I mean what the ****. My life was pulled out like a string through a hole. I was sucked into the hole and the only way I wasn't sucked into the death is I saw my dog and told myself I was not going to go. I dont understand what happened. I didnt know what was real and question if the dream was real or is this real. Country music video channel is on, so this must be real.I swear I don't know what the **** this **** does. I remember lighting the pipe. Now I am hungry as ****. Ate a whole tupperware bowl of salad,. Glad to be alive., All I could think of was my children and wanting to see them. Their picture is right above where I lit the pipe. Damn. What the **** happened? SCarolina . what the hell

It seems like you didn't do your research! I read a whole bunch of experiences and FAQ's but I still was scared shitless!! I know what you mean. It has such awesome power

First of all. Just because you had 2 bad trips doesn't mean everyone has them and freaks out like you. And it doesn't mean your going to keep having bad trips.<br />
Like any psychedelic its going to take you where it wants to take you, good or bad, it takes you there because it is usually something you need to deal with. Psychedelics are a tool, and smoking salvia is a horrible one to start out on and the fact your even smoking it! sheesh... your taking an extract that is 5 and 15 times stronger than the original plant and blasting your lungs with it.. I would freak the hell out too!<br />
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Salvia has been used for thousands of years by the shamans of Oaxaca, Mexico. Salvia is safe for the human body and mind. Salvia as well as all plant entheogens do not cause brain damage, or any harmful side effects. Salvia has never killed anyone. No one has ever overdosed on salvia. Medical studies have shown salvia can reset certain chemical imbalances in individuals with severe depression. like all psychedelics it has shown to be one of the most successful treatments in addiction therapy.<br />
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Now I'm with you, never smoke salvia again! When the shamans found out people were smoking their sacred herb they were horrified. Knowing that smoking is too chaotic and short lived to be beneficial... Look into a traditional method called quidding or a tea. A salvia Quid is held between the teeth and cheek and allowed to absorb sublingually for about 15 minutes . When dosing salvia this way the trip is lot longer but a lot more mild, understandable, and pleasurable. The creepy body feeling of salvia is absent but the visions are a lot clearer. Salvia is no party drug, and a responsible set and setting should be kept in mind. <br />
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I highly recommend you give it another go if you ever feel ready. Salvia is not like any other drug so don't let it give you the wrong impression that all psychedelics are like what you experienced. If your in it for some kind of high I think your looking into the wrong drug as well.<br />
But if your looking to open your mind a little don't buy into the government propaganda and all the drug rumors... salvia is safe and if you respect her she will respect you.

Type your comment here...I just want to say something. It is not courageous to say no to drugs. It is a choice. As far as the word drug goes, it usually means a processed chemical to induce an altered state. Salvia and Cannabis are as natural as tea and have been used for over 1,000 years, no exaggeration. I believe you had terrible trips because you weren't prepared for them. Salvia is an extremely potent hallucinogen that can literally alter your reality. As far as being like that forever, not gonna happen. It takes about and hour for the effects to fully wear off. The fact that you were terrified of the reality you saw just means that you aren't ready to face your own conscience. Most trips last about fifteen minutes, so if you do decide to use again, just keep calm and remember that all ideas and idiosynchrasies of you will show. You will learn reality how you TRULY see it. I do agree, however, you can't substitute substance for your problems, but they go a long way in helping you delve nto the idaes and thoughts of them, if you don't just blatantly get stupid.

Type your comment here...I just want to say something. It is not courageous to say no to drugs. It is a choice. As far as the word drug goes, it usually means a processed chemical to induce an altered state. Salvia and Cannabis are as natural as tea and have been used for over 1,000 years, no exaggeration. I believe you had terrible trips because you weren't prepared for them. Salvia is an extremely potent hallucinogen that can literally alter your reality. As far as being like that forever, not gonna happen. It takes about and hour for the effects to fully wear off. The fact that you were terrified of the reality you saw just means that you aren't ready to face your own conscience. Most trips last about fifteen minutes, so if you do decide to use again, just keep calm and remember that all ideas and idiosynchrasies of you will show. You will learn reality how you TRULY see it. I do agree, however, you can't substitute substance for your problems, but they go a long way in helping you delve nto the idaes and thoughts of them, if you don't just blatantly get stupid.

well said. Thanks. People tend to group all drugs and all users together. Some drugs are not vices because they are respected and used in a spiritual way. And some just don't get that and never will. I just wish they would stop pushing their morals on others, especially through the political and legal process. It's messed up

I agree with you sissy. There is so much more to life than to waste it on that. Just look around and you can find the best highs you can have. A natural high feels good, gives you pure energy, and puts a smile on your face everytime. God only knows what your doing to your brain. Just because it's natural doesn't make it safe. You can't smoke poision ivy.<br />
sissy, I'm so sorry you lost a child. I can only imagine the pain you went through. My daughter had cancer and it was horrible. She's OK. but my heart feels sad for you. It was very smart and courages to not use drugs. When your done using, the pain is still there. You just prolong the grieving process. So I say good for you.

K well, Salvia for me was scary aswell but I still enjoyed it. I've done it 4 times so far. The first time was a amazing, the second terrifying, the third was the same trip as the second but wasn't nearly as scary cause I understood it better, and jsut today i tripped for the 4th time and once agian the same trip but it wasn't scary at all. I understood it completely, it was as if reality had been ******** away revealing a truer world which I now understood. Although the new reality was scary I embraced it and I plan on doing it again for sure.

hi ive read your story i jgod for all my faults i j ust thank got that i have never done drugs, i have been very happy and also in the pit,none more than when my son died when he was eight sudenley. ive been offerd them but i was to brave or to stupid to do them .you took your firs one had a bad trip and dident learn from it and are stupid to try it again ,(nothing personal meant.) if you want to ruin your life its up to you , but i would say seek help before you cant live without them.