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My written reports from salvia show multi-linearity: Often something happens significant before I pick up the pad, and I think "Oh I must get that pad and pen now!!!", and then I begin to write following some thread, usually shocked by how efficient I was in finding and opening the pad and engaging the complex pen clicking mechanisms.
The wonderful details of the psychedellic trigger incident are usually well floated away from the current raft of consciousness bobbing in even stranger oceans of wonder by the time the first marks are made.
Frequently I go back over what was written as the surge is yet still passing, and I mark down, in small capital letters, marginal notes, or translations of what the scrawl might refer to as often the letters seem created by an infant or a reckless madman.
If I am lucky, I get to annotate somewhat more above or below on the same page, bringing in, factors, impressions, side trips, and many thoughts that were never completed but were significantly components of the relevant salvia landscape, like guests or witnesses.
The real treasure is when I have enough space and awareness to tie some of it back to life, to some conversations shared with family members, or to simplifying and understanding what is happening with a day to day sort of complex.
I use a little black pad like the police might use when taking reports. Up `til now I had been trying to start my reports at the top of the next unused page, usually with the date and some comments about life ? like a diary, then I smoke a puff of my preparation, and then what happens happens, or as I said above, I sometimes just take some prepared salvia and then find I suddenly need to write, and I get the pad like nobody's business and jump in (again at the top of the next page as best I can locate it. ?) Which brings me to the point I want to make, which is that if I miss a page I end up with a good gap.
That gap (between entries in the pad) is most useful for the secondary reflections after the 6 minutes of effects have passed, and I think that as a matter of practice now, I will intend to make such a gap, and allow the reports to begin middle of page or wherever they seem to belong.
I tried this once, and I while I started to write, I thought "gee I'm not even feeling thaat much different, what's the point in this?" (the usual effect for me of not realizing how strong the salvia effect was until I come down). Well I tried to write anyways, just for the heck of it I thought.
Afterwards, I tried to read the srcibbled mess and it said something like "There is not any need to be doing what it is that I am doing right now with this that I shouldn't be doing" or something bizarre like that. At the time it was perfectly coherent and it read in my mind, simply "There's no point to write anything". I found it funny how different the two realities had presented the same sentence to me
I think I'll try this again next time, but put more effort into describing the experience and insights
I have felt also the urge to write something on salvia
But now I have managed to do it only in the afterglow of the experience, and to try to write it down, to remember fully the details of the trip which later fade out.
I also tried writing during the trip itself, but all I could manage to write was "I AM" with very strange letters, and this in 2 different trips.
But I would like to see how I can read and interprert information while in salvia space. I tried reading a book, but could not read it. Something gave me the feelng that i should try with a book with pictures and diagrams. In this way my altered mind will more easily get the information and look aat it from salvia angle...