Edited by MommyofHero - 4/5/11 at 1:04pm
Before becoming pregnant this time, DP and I tried salvia for the first time (although it has since been made illegal in our state . DP had an incredible experience with it and saw things that he immediately had to put down in art form (he's a professional artist). I thought it was okay, but I much prefer marijuana. That said, our salvia wasn't concentrated. The kinds of salvia that will seriously f you up are the ones labeled "x5", "x10", "x15", etc. Ours was just natural leaves with no concentration.
I use marijuana as a meditative substance. Turn out the lights, light some candles and incense on a warm summer night, and meditate. It's wonderful. I also use it very sparingly during pregnancy - at the end mostly - to help keep my blood pressure down, and it seems to work like a charm!
I've never used mushrooms or any other hallucinogenic substance, but I can't rule it out for the future. I think that these substances can be a doorway into a consciousness we otherwise have no access to, and should be respected as such.
i know this thread is old, but last friday i had an ayahuasca experience and it was sooo healing!
it is such a master plant, i had visions, i cried, i purged, i experienced such overwhelming beauty.
it was done in a ceremony setting, lights off, no talking and the people leading it played the most beautiful music. I feel so different, so less alone, i feeel the spirit of the plant in me.
I had experences with peyoute, mushrooms, lsd, mdma and salvia before. Great ones, all of them. But this entity really resonated with me. She is my friend and mother. I started a journey and a process with her, and even when life is very difficult right now, i feel i can handle it, because im not my circumstances, im not my problems, im one with her.
I did psilocybin for purely recreational purposes several times in college. The last time, a very powerful "native"??? voice, hallucination (In my influenced state I felt like it was a native american voice) told me that mushrooms were for spiritual purposes only and I'd regret it if I tried taking them without respecting their power again. it seemed to me that I had tapped into something very real and quite frightening and I doubt I will ever "play" with them again. can't say that I had any spiritual awakenings other than perceiving colors on a higher, more intense level for months afterward.