Arthur, James D - 03 Experience
Type of Spiritual Experience
Whatever you take or do when trying to get a spiritual experience, your perceptions keep on being recorded. If you are a perceptive person, are able to recall your perceptions with ease and are thus very visual as well as emotional and sensorily orientated, there is a possibility that you will be able to recall the experience you had of salvia after the event. BUT if you are not, very little of what you experience will be accessible, because your memory during the salvia experience is dulled so effectively, that nothing goes in and very little comes out. Arthur had this problem repeatedly
“l could not remember who I was or from where I’d come. I knew that I had another life somewhere but couldn't remember anything about it. I couldn’t remember whether I was an adult or a child and was quite disoriented”
This lack of memory – the amnesia as he calls it - can be dangerous, because if you truly forget you have a body in the physical world, you could end up not coming back to it. This is why you need a helper who is able to call you back.
A description of the experience
Salvia Divinorum – J D Arthur
Immediately "taken," I began to emerge into some type of hall, not unlike a wedding reception. An older man was guiding me saying, "Come on . . . Come on . . ." as if he were somehow guiding or coaching me. People were present observing as if watching a birth. I was given to understand that I was being "born" there. I was almost “out” - people were happily anticipating my birth. The thought crossed my mind that perhaps I was dying, but I didn't feel that that was the case.
It seems as though perhaps this is what's occurring - I'm slowly being born over there, and almost made it through this time. I'm afraid that I was still a bit hesitant to burst through completely, since there's always anxiety about returning. The place and the people are less alien now, and their presence is always anticipated with something approaching longing. At one point while I was being born, I asked something about language to the effect of "How can I be here and not know the language?' No one answered me, but I felt that they knew it wouldn't be a problem.
Again, this time I felt I was going in very deeply and only hanging by a thread here. I also felt that I had total trust in my new situation.