TIHKAL - Alexander Shulgin - Peganum harmala seeds
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
TiKHAL – the continuation – Dr Alexander and Ann Shulgin
With 5gm Peganum harmala seeds ground in capsules
At about 1.45 tinnitus was obvious. At 2.00 precise movements were problematical and nystagmus was noticeable. Mild nausea and diarrhea but no vomiting. I was sensitive to light and sound, and retired to a dark room.
Hallucinations were intense, but only with eyes closed. They consisted initially, of a wide variety of geometrical patterns in dark colours, getting more intense as time went on. They disappeared when the eyes were opened.
Although the loose bowels and nausea were pretty constant through the first part of the trip, I was not afraid. It was as if the fear circuits in the brain had been turned off.
The geometric shapes evolved into more concrete images, people’s faces, movies of all sorts playing at high speed and animal presences such as snakes. It was like vivid and intense dreaming except that I remembered most of it afterwards. In another hour things became more manageable and I could go out in public.