Species: Trichocereus Bridgesii
Preparation: Outer skin, spines, and core removed. Cacti flesh dehydrated in a low-temp food dehyrator unti cracker-dry. Then powdered in a coffee
grinder and packed into '00' gelcaps. Resulting product~25 caps.
(The following is not a real account, only a dream. Any similarities to real situations are completely unintentional and totally fictional)
>So last night - I was
> going through the fridge and I saw the cacti caps I
> had made from the
> T.Bridgesii I was growing that didnt make it. I
> thought to myself that it
> was a good night to try the mescaline
/2Ci combo -
> nice and warm out, etc.
> So around 8pm I eat the cacti caps, about 30 of
> them. All I was expecting
> from the cacti was the mild ride I had in the past
> from a small amount.
> After all, 2/3 the weight of T.Pachanoi EXTRACT had
> provided not much more
> than a pleasant buzz - a mild psychedelic
> thought would be perfect
> to try 10mg of 2CI on.
> Well, an hour after ingestion I get my first alert.
> A *strong* alert! I
> thoght to myself that I may all of a sudden be in
> for more than I bargained
> for, and smiled a bit, mentally preparing myself for
> what may lie ahead.
> Well, I checked the mirror and my pupils were
> *blown* - nearly the size of
> my iris. The walls started breathing a bit,
> woodgrain started to flow,
> there were slight flourescent spider-web style
> patterns moving across the
> walls and floor. My girlfriend got home and I told
> her what was going on,
> she started laughing and went outside with me for a
> bit so I could walk
> The trip kept building in intensity for about 4
> hours. Also present
> throughout the entire experience was a kind of
> 'difficult' body buzz. Have
> you ever had a 'bad roll' on MDMA
? I have once or
> twice, and the only way I
> can describe it is that everything is there to
> produce a sensual euphoria
> but your body wont let it happen. Almost like every
> cell in your body has a
> nervous twitch, vibrating with energy that for some
> reason your brain wont
> let get released. That's what this felt like - my
> teeth were chattering a
> bit if I held them together, hands felt like they
> were trembling but
> definitely werent. At times I would close my eyes
> and just try to let
> myself go, and I would get a glimpse of something
> beautiful - like my entire
> body was plugged into some cosmic matrix, vibrating
> and pulsating with the
> very fabric of time. But as soon as it would
> happen, I'd subsonsciously
> ground myself.
> Dont know why - maybe because I completely wasnt
> expecting the full-on trip
> I was now immersed in and for some reason didnt
> truly want to be there. I
> did, but part of me didnt.
> Then I streamed some electronic shoutcast stations
> and layed in bed and got
> comfortable. Closing my eyes, the CEV's were very
> impressive. Spiraling
> colors, pixelated images of ancient indian
> people...it was really cool.
> Something in me wanted to get up and walk around,
> but part of me just wanted
> to lay down and relax. Almost like I was filled
> with a ton of energy but
> didnt have anywhere to go, so it was just bouncing
> around inside like
> flubber in a glass box
> By this time it was around 2am, and the trip was
> still going strong - I
> decided to watch some TV and there was this movie
> on, "Primary Colors" it
> had John Travolta in it and was about Bill Clinton's
> presidential campaign.
> I became engrossed in the political process!
> Completely fascinated by Bill
> Clinton and John Travolta - I kept laughing to
> myself because it was so
> ridiculous. Sometimes I'd close my eyes and see
> some odd, frightening
> images - monsters and my skin melting away, etc.
> But it didnt bother me.
> What bothered me was - here was this 300mg
> Mescaline trip encompassing me
> and I wouldnt allow myself to fully enjoy it!
> I guess its almost like - I didnt expect the trip at
> all, but once I was
> there i wanted to go all out - blast right off. I
> dont think I ingested
> enough of the drug
to fascilitate that, and because
> of the wishy-washy
> mental state I was in, wouldnt let the great
> experience that was unfolding
> fully become realized.
> So after Primary Colors another Travolta movie came
> on about some kind of
> lawsuit against a big chemical company - I kind of
> watched that too but
> spent most of the time falling inward, enjoying some
> CEV's and grooving to
> music that was playing in my head.
> By this time it was 6am, I was still wide awake but
> completely exhausted - I
> tried smoking a bunch of herb to try and float off
> too sleep - but ended up
> disco napping for another couple hours unable to
> reach that goal. I opened
> my eyes again around 12:30, with a slight headache
> and still buzzing.
>And this was all from a*seven inch* piece of
> T.Bridgesii cactus!! Clearly, the little guy was
> far more potent than ANY
> T.Pachanoi Ive ever tried.
>I had harvested the cacti after trying to save it for about a month - >its base started to rot and it wasn't getting much light - so there is >definitely some truth in stressing the plant to increase alkaloid
>I dont know if the odd
> body buzz was from my
> mental state, the mescaline itself, or some other
> alkaloid in the cactus.
> Im inclined to believe it was me all along, having
> felt similar on E and
> shrooms when I've taken a stroll through the 'dark
> In a way I felt bad, because obviously that little
> cacti had a lot to offer,
> and I wasnt prepared for what I got myself into.
> But in hindsight I did
> have a good time - just didnt plan on tripping for
> 12 hours! It was fun,
> OEV's were OK, CEV's were really nice...to make an
> analogy it was as if
> Mescalito came to get me and I was like 'no thanks,
> I'd rather stay here
> Ah, well, another time perhaps!
After a few days of introspection, the trip really was fascinating. And despite my constant need to feel grounded, I really did havea great time. This wasthe first 'real' mescaline trip for me- all previous experiences being slightly more than a threshold dose. (although very enjoyable). I think justbeing caughtso offguard and tripping alone -I kind of threw up my subconsious defenses and tried to hold back the inevitable.In the moments that I did letgo though, the experience was downright awesome. And in the moments that I was hangingon by a thread, it was mighty fun, if not somewhatunnerving.
Highly recommended, just plan on going strong for a good 10 hours after ingestion. Sleep was difficult, to say the least! This is something you want to takearound3pm