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Spacy and Relaxed
After taking both substances, the trip began rather quickly and with much strength. "Uh-oh", I thought, "When the rue kicks in I'm gonna be plowed over!". There was a lot of visual activity and I took a nervous walk outside with some friends. After returning to home base, we put on some music and I started to feel tons more comfortable. It was about this time when it occured to me that the quality of the trip had changed subtly. I estimate that this was about 1.5 hours after the initial ingestion. It didn't seem to rapidly increase in strength as I was expecting - instead, the change was gradual but definite. What I noticed most was a lessening of what Shulgin calls the "energy tremor". I felt more sedated and relaxed. The "calming" aspect which people speak of comes to mind. Often I would sit/lie down in a strange position and stay that way for (what seemed like) a long time. Also, the visual content seemed changed somewhat, but I feel hard-pressed to describe exactly how. Things looked "weirder", but the visual motion didn't seem to increase that dramatically. My thoughts seemed more erratic/spaced-out and I quickly switched from one topic to the next in conversation. This might have just been a function of direct potentiation, however, rather than a true qualitative difference. I had a fantastic time altogether. The trip lasted considerably longer than a regular shroom trip, as my non-harmalized tripping companions came down before the harmalized group. I heartily recommend this combination to shroomers.
I have also considered the possibility that the qualitative differences I noticed came more from my expectations than from the harmala itself. I have read before about the "calming" aspect that harmala adds, and so it seems reasonable that I might have felt more calm simply because I expected it. I am quite positive, however, that the harmala does increase the quantitative strength of the trip.