Salvia is a herb that is found extensively in a particularly hilly region of Mexico. The plant is a member of the sage family that contains hallucinogens. For centuries, the Mazatec Indians have used the herb for medicinal purposes, divination and shamanism. The plant has been known to help many people around the world to have a fulfilling divine experience as we shall see in this article.
Origins of Salvia Divinorum
Salvia is a herb that is found extensively in a particularly hilly region of Mexico. The plant is a member of the sage family that contains hallucinogens. For centuries, the Mazatec Indians have used the herb for medicinal purposes, divination and shamanism.
If used correctly, salvia will induce visual hallucinations which could help the user live through divine and spiritual experiences. The hallucinations induced by salvia are comparable to hallucinations that are produced by drugs such as LSD. It has become extremely popular among young adults in modern times thanks to its fast action and low or no side effects. Moreover, the drug is easy to purchase and is unlikely to cause an addiction.
Discovery of Salvia’s Divine Experience Capabilities
Although the plant is widely available in Mexico, its psychoactive properties were only discovered in the last decade of the last century. Since then, the plant has also been cultivated in some areas of the United States. The herb is thought to be the most potent natural hallucinogenic which causes a profound psychedelic experience in its users for a relatively short duration of around ten minutes.
Salvia can be inhaled using hookahs. It can be chewed or smoked in a cigarette or a joint. Some street names for the drug include Ska Maria pastora, Sally-D, Diviner’s sage, Leaf of prophecy, Sage of the seers, Incense special, the female, Purple sticky, Lady Salvia, Lady Sally, Hierba Maria, Magic Mint and Shepherdess’ herb. While the drug is not approved for medical use in the United States, it is possible to buy salvia online.
Legality of Salvia for A Divine Experience
It is however, legal to purchase salvia in many states. Because it is fairly easy to use, it can act as a very good stimulant for people who are interested in meditation, prayer, and spiritual pursuits including exploring one’s own mind. It can help a person attain a heightened state of concentration and awareness for a short time.
Divine Experience and Possible Side Effects
Some common side effects that can be seen in a person who has used salvia includes sweating, confusion, slurred speech, dizziness and lack of coordination which is more or less common for a number of other substances such as marijuana. In some very rare cases, users can also be subjected to a disturbing condition known as “spatio-temporal dislocation” which could cause a person to feel that they are transported in time or that they are present in multiple locations at the same time.
Moving on to some of the popular effects of using salvia, it has been observed that users can experience uncontrollable laughter, improved mood, talkativeness, out of body experiences, loss of contact with reality and an overall feeling of uneasiness as a direct result of using the drug.
The top 5 dreams visions when smoking salvia include visual distortions which may include unusual shapes and patterns formed of vivid and bright colors, animated imagery like the ones in cartoons, reliving old memories especially from childhood, merging with objects or becoming an object and instances of “spatio-temporal dislocation” which could be fun for some users and frightening for others.