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Near death from Freon

Identifier

002132

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Dose dependent effects

The house burning down was a very bad omen - pity he didn't understand the symbolism

Loss of blood mean he was losing spiritual energy - dying in other words

 

A description of the experience

Watching My Body Lie Breathless - Inhalants – Freon by Farfromfine EROWID

Earlier this year I had heard that freon gives a wicked buzz and makes you hallucinate. This was just the beginning of my problems.

My dad works on ac units he has large tanks of freon sitting around all over. After about a month of getting familiar with the gas I knew exactly how much to breath and when I would spend hours in my basement watching people walk by and strange figures dancing around the walls. Later I found that if I put headphones on and listen to 'stoner' music the effects were much more intense and colorful. As I increased the dose of freon it seemed as though I was god and was able travel anywhere and understand anything. Of course I had some bad trips like the house burning down and blood spewing out of my chest, but usually they were amazing and liberating.

It all ended one day after I wrecked my car. I was upset and just wanted to get away. After about an hour of tripping I decided to just take a big hit and let the lights go out for a while. passing out was common with freon. I took two deep breaths and was out but something was wrong I felt my body slowly dying it was something I never felt before suddenly I was standing in front of my body punching it and holding on to it because it felt as though somebody was pulling me away. The terror lasted forever I really thought I was dead and my 'conscious' self was actually my soul apart from my body. Finally I came too [sic] but I couldn't move I couldn't see straight. I just laid on the floor for at least 15 minutes trying to understand what happened. I crawled upstairs to my bed and crashed. The next day I vowed never to do freon again and I haven't.

The source of the experience

EROWID

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Blood
Castle

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Inhaling volatiles and gases

Commonsteps

References