New Recruit - Pins and needles, and a tunnel
Type of Spiritual Experience
BackgroundTunnels are often the beginning of near death experiences
A description of the experience
Erowid experience vault - Initiation and Acceptance; Salvia divinorum (10X Extract)
by New Recruit
A few minutes before bed, I decided I would give it another whirl. I sat on the bed, legs crossed, said a little prayer, meditated a bit, and took a couple hits…. I began to feel the 'pins and needles' that so many people have described. The 'pins and needles' is the feeling on my skin right at the connection between physical reality and the Salvia realm. They feel like that because it seems to have a rough edge. The feeling can get scary. There is a terrible fear that it will rip me to shreds if I make the wrong move. …………
I remembered some reports of people feeling like they were peering down a long tunnel, and that immediately manifested in front of me. I had to crane my neck up and out in order to see it, and with tremendous yearning, wishing, hoping and praying, I looked down it. It was partially obscured from my vision, and I began to realize that it was timidly being opened up to me. ……….. The pins and needles was a little milder as I was able to relax and bask for a few minutes in Salvia sunshine - a bright yellow, warm realm of existence. No sooner had it begun did it end - but this time I was joyous, and tremendously grateful for having gotten that far.