What is Salvia divinorum ?

June 17, 2017 4:05 pm Published by

Salvia divinorum is a hallucinogenic plant, traditionally used by Central American shamans for healing and spiritual insight. It interacts with the brain in a completely unique way that produces psychedelic effects unlike any other hallucinogenic drug that induces astral projection, divination and out of body experiences and enhance spiritual development.

Salvia creates a whole range of positive experiences such as mood enhancement, spirituality and deep insight. The effects of Salvia are best grouped into David’s Siebert rating scale.

S-A-L-V-I-A Trip Rating Scale

  • S – SUBTLE effects > Level 1
    Feel a sense of relaxation and increased sensual appreciation. This mild salvia trip is great for meditation and may help with sexual pleasure.
  • A – ALTERED perception > Level 2
    Colours and textures become more vivid, your thinking becomes less logical, and your mind more playful. Enjoy a greater appreciation for sounds/music. No visions occur at this level.
  • L – LIGHT visionary state > Level 3
    Closed eye visuals (clear imagery: vision of objects and designs, pattern and colour distortions). The effects of open-eye visuals are similar to the hypnagogic phenomena that some people experience at sleep onset; objects in the room will appear to be moving, but are distinguishable from reality.
  • V – VIVID visionary state > Level 4
    Open-eyes: Complex three-dimensional realistic appearing scenes occur (e.g. having a birds eye view of a city with tiny people walking around in it).  Closed eyes: Enter a dreamlike/fantasy world where everything will feel real and indistinguishable from reality: Journey to other lands (foreign or imaginary), meet with beings (entities, spirits), time travel to other ages, live the life of another being.
  • I – IMMATERIAL existence > Level 5
    At this stage you may no longer be aware of your body (out of body experience). You will have some lucid thoughts but will have merged completely into the experience. You’ll loose complete touch with reality (where your physical body is and the room and people in it), experiences include: Merging with God/dess, tapping into your mind and/or universal consciousness, fusion with objects (merging with furniture piece)
  • A – AMNESIC effects > Level 6
    Loss of consciousness. The individual may fall, remain immobile or thrash around. This is not a desirable level, because you will not be able to recall the experience. For this reason a sitter is essential to ensure the safety of someone experiencing either Level 5 or Level 6.

For more information please consult the following online resources: Salvia divinorum and How to use Salvia Extracts

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This post was written by Todd Messick