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I ran into something like that last night - or maybe they ran into me. Five fair-sized dried cubensis ground up via orange juice. Fast onset.
Laid down in my darkened music studio to let things happen. As soon as I was still, an entity or entities materialized out of headspace and completely engulfed my consciousness. I have met quite a few different things in similar states, but these things were different: aggressive, confusing, assimilating. I started to panic. I couldn't shake the intruders; all my usual tricks seemed to be useless, as if they had learned enough about me to counter all my defenses. They even knew my name - or one of them, - as they explained that resistance was futile, you will be devoured.
I found I could, drive them temporarily from my head by physically moving, and not allowing my mind to settle into that tryptamine trance state. However, they were still very present, and I felt very threatened - as if they were invading me, or possibly others, or the whole planet, and that we were in danger of being consumed or eradicated.
I got more and more frightened by what was going on. There has been a storm in the bay area, and so the city was more chaotic than usual... flooding, accidents, power outages. I thought that something terrible was happening to San Francisco. There was one friend who I thought of calling for help, but i could not locate his number, and directory assistance was not working - - confirming my fears that things were going awry.
I thought I was doomed, and in my panic of survival I lurched out the door and actually got in my car and drove away - a very foolish thing to do in such an extreme state, and very uncharacteristic of me. I bolted for the freeway, thinking that the whole city had gone mad and was about to be eradicated. On 280 heading south I saw a huge vehicle, kind of like an armored ambulatory septic truck, which had painted on it, "MULTI-CASUALTY UNIT." Man, I was scared. The Sun was huge, and incredibly bright, with the strange clouds diffusing searing white light across the sky. It didn't seem like the sun... it was an entity, or machine, that was scouring the landscape. I felt it burning my skin like radioactivity, and it exerted a heavy gravity on my car, drawing it off the ground. The air felt unnatural, I was having trouble breathing. My throat was parched. I pulled off the freeway, and zipped around into some shade to escape the scourge and heat of the light. Even as I paused there, I felt the car was being crushed, and noxious vapors swirling around.
I finally pulled back onto the street, and amazingly enough, found my way home. Amazing because I had no idea what I was doing, could barely comprehend exit signs and such, and the streets swayed and seemed about to burst open from a glowing energy beneath them. On our street were trucks with big tanks and hoses on them (plumbers). I feared the worst, but managed to get back into my house. Finally i found someone home, and it took them a long time to calm me down.
Speeding on the freeway, I was prepared to drive over a cliff to my death. Anything felt better than being captured. I would have take my own life - again, very uncharacteristic of me. I had the feeling several times that a part of me *was* taken away... or even that something inside was broken, or changed, or something planted in me.
Later, lying in bed delerious, I had many many visions... some were completely terrifying, but some where amazingly beautiful and informative - more like the tryptamine revelations I have had before. It felt like I had experienced a dire warning - or tripped a defence mechanism of hyperspace - or was singled out for attention - or was part of an unfathomable experiment. At one point I felt a presence examining me - my hands, beneath my skin, etc. It did not feel threatening, though. I also felt as if I had been given an extraordinary ability, which coincided with certain aspects of my personality... basically, the ability to disappear, or to die. I felt I could unleash this on things around me, which I did not want.
This only sketches out a few of the points of that strange occurance. For a while I could not even think about it without getting very upset. I thought it was the most terrifying and extreme experience I have had, and I was suprised I lived through it. I think it will change my approach to entheogens; it was very similar to my first bad paragliding accident - teaches you respect and caution. But somehow, you have to keep that confident, reckless edge...
Now it recedes like a bad dream... and I wonder exactly what *did* happen.