Saturday, February 04, 2006

Angel's Trumpet Follow-Up: Salvia

From: tink
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: [Vox] Nightshade varieties poisonous but beautiful

my father is on some bizarro salvia kick right now, and has gone justa little bit crazier than he was before. Which means he's nuttier than a cheap fruitcake. It sounds awful, from all of the descriptions i've gotten so far- have you tried it? what do you think? I'm a little wary of anything called "the little death" these days..

love tink

From: ccadden
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 14:32:42 -0500
Subject: Re: [Vox] Nightshade varieties poisonous but beautiful

It's worth it. And it is a 'little death' because this entire world and reality completely dies. You feel literally like you've stepped inside the life force of some rain forest plant; there's no up or down anymore, everything human about you evaporates and becomes another life for about 20 minutes. If your father's nuttier than a cheap fruitcake, then it's going to be no good for him. But, on an intellectual level, I found it great and fascinating---you just get that little 20 minute glimpse into that other world, but if you stayed longer there, you'd be nuttier than a cheap fruitcake too. On a spiritual level, I don't know what to make of it yet. On an emotional one, I was fucking terrified the first time because all my orientations were suddenly bombed. Everything as I'd known it for 35 years was different, suddenly. The frameworks of my reality all shot down. But now I'm fascinated by all that. Everything gets kind of fuzzy and you feel these embers burning in your body as you cross over into Salvia's domain.