I have come to love Salvia divinorum. Each of the times I had smoked it, I had nothing short of a good time while with others, or interesting closed- and open-eye visuals when alone.
I had bought a phial of 'standardized' 20X Salvia for ~35$ from 'Psychonaut', an entheogen shop in Montréal, about 8 months ago. It lasted me a very long time, as it isn't addictive. I normally put it into a pipe, light up, take a large hit and hold it for 15-20 seconds (not 30+, I can't!). The taste is appealing to me, and I enjoy the smell of the smoke.
The effects of S. divinorum are almost instantaneous, so I make sure I'm already sitting down somewhere comfortable when I toke. First off, my head begins to feel as if it is pleasantly expanding, without any kind of uncomfortable pressure. Secondly, my whole being seems to feel pressed into a two-dimensional sheet at the very front of my body (it's a really interesting and intriguing sensation). If I manage to get a good enough hit of 20X, everything starts to look infinite; when I look at something it appears as if there are infinite layers to that object (like when you make two mirrors face each other and peer into it). I begin to lose the ability to speak coherently, and sometimes I'll find things completely ridiculous and highly entertaining. The effects quickly climax and then subside entirely within 20-25 minutes.
One time I had smoked it alone, I gazed into a painting I have of a harbour with a boat (the room was dark). I could imagine and then clearly see that the boat was moving away from the dock in the painting.
My friends enjoyed the experiences they had while trying my 20X salvia as well. Three of us tried it together once and laughed ourselves hoarse for 15 minutes straight.
I'm looking for more intense visualizations and internal trips with Salvia, as I want to tap into its entheogenic attributes. I am planning to move up to 40X and eventually 60X. Has anyone tried these concentrations? Would you be able to describe the different experiences you had trying 20X and then trying 40X? I know that these are not truly standard concentrations as we have no basal unit of X... but it seems to be a useful general guide of salvinorin A content.
Any input and stories about your own experiences would be greatly appreciated!