Salvia Divinorum: The Divine Sheperdess
divinorum is a plant used for its psychoactive effects. Given the right dose,
individual, set and setting, it produces a unique state of 'divine
inebriation' which has been traditionally used by Mazatec healers. This
inebriation is quite different from that of alcohol. S. divinorum is both
similar to, and different from, other drugs that affect the brain and behavior.
In many ways Salvia divinorum is a unique 'magical' herb. Salvia (and the
salvinorin it contains) is very difficult to categorize pharmacologically. It
does not fit well into any existing pharmacological class. Louis Lewin, the
father of psychopharmacology called vision inducing drugs 'phantastica'. Let us
dust off this venerable term and recycle it by calling Salvia divinorum a 'phantasticant'.
- From the Salvia FAQ
, whose smoked leaves (one leaf--it's extremely active) have the capacity
to transform you, in a subjective yet oh-so-convincing fashion, completely
obliterating your identity in such a way that you suddenly and
unquestionably become , for example, a piece of furniture in a '50s
science-fiction film or an unwitting passenger of a giant's foot." - Richard
The Psychedelic Essence of Salvia divinorum
Those using salvinorin A find it frequently induces experiences of an
intensity level which is an order of magnitude beyond those
experienced with any other psychedelic, even DMT. The dimensions
visited under the influence of salvinorin A are described as extremely
bizarre and varied, with several aspects not common to other
Wisdom: Salvia divinorum Branches Out
By Robert Campbell
"I closed my eyes and lost all sense of my physical self. I
roared through a void. I was surrounded by a space of myriad expanse,
yet there was nothing there. I was exploding in all directions at
once, expanding, twisting outward, yet there was nothing through which
to be moving. I flew, I floated, I flourished. The dark matter sang
with energy. Just as the abyss about me had a form, so its silence was
an ecstatic polyphony. My senses rang with delight."
happens to People When They Smoke Salvia divinorum?
from Sage Wisdom
A collection of experiences...
Asked Questions about Salvia divinorum
From Sage Wisdom
the time of this writing, Salvia divinorum is a completely
legal herb throughout the entire world. However, since many
conciousness-altering herbs have been pronounced illegal by various
governments in the past, it is certailnly possible that a similar fate
may be in store for this herb in the future."
divinorum and Salvinorum A: new pharmacologic findingsCertain themes are common to
many of the visions and sensations described. The following is a
listing of some of the more common themes:
By Daniel Siebert
(1) Becoming objects (yellow plaid French fries, fresh paint, a
drawer, a pant leg, a Ferris wheel, etc.).
(2) Visions of various two dimensional surfaces, films and membranes.
(3) Revisiting places from the past, especially childhood.
(4) Loss of the body and/or identity.
(5) Various sensations of motion, or being pulled or twisted by forces
of some kind.
(6) Uncontrollable hysterical laughter.
(7) Overlapping realities. The perception that one is in several
locations at once."