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Culture - You know you're a cactus head when... (add to it)

Discussion in 'Peyote & San Pedro' started by Yail Bloor, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. Yail Bloor

    Yail Bloor Palladium Member

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    Alrighty, this has been done for just about every other drug covered here at DF, so my dear friend Dr. Raoul Duke thought it was time for the cacti freaks to have there say. Here we go:

    You know you're a cactus head when:

    - When anything less then an eight hour trip just isn't good enough.

    - When you play White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane on a continuous loop to your live Peruvian Torch and Peyote.

    - When popping a single pill and tripping balls (eg. RC's or acid, or what-have-you) seems like a cop-out and like you didn't earn that high.

    - When waking up to visuals is a common-place experience.

    - When you walk into the pharmacy and the guy behind the counter hands you a pack of gravol without needing to ask what you want.

    - When you go through more isopropyl alcohol in a year then most people could use in their whole lives.

    - When you've forgotten what taking a poop of normal consistency is like.

    - When you have a quarter pound of psilocybin mushrooms in your possetion but havent even dipped into them because, despite everything it takes to get it in you, you'd still rather eat your cactus.

    - When you set your MSN name to 'I AM THE LIZARD KING!' and dissapear for days on end, your friends don't even bother to ask were you have been.

    - When you wont look people in the face for more then a few seconds because you don't like what you start to see.

    Okay, Raoul got the ball rolling here, lets keep it going.
     
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  2. caltrain208

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    You know you're a cactus head when:

    -You live with in a house shared with others and have turned the underside of your bed into a San Pedro drying station, performed A/B extractions on the cactus, and consumed the product, all without the housemates finding out.

    -You've been doing the drying/ extractions in secrecy for a period of several months.

    -You tell no one so you're not pestered by those looking to purchase the final product (in order to save it for yourself).

    -All your closest friends have at least one experience with mescaline, many of the experiences being with the HCL salt.

    -Your friends don't understand why you're SO excited to find large transparent HDPE containers with a good seal.

    -Your parents decide at last moment NOT to go away for the weekend, find you trying to boil down just 2 feet of San Pedro, have NO clue what it is, and spend the next 3 hours lecturing about how dangerous it is synthesizing methamphetamine, convinced that's what you're up to (because that's the only thing that gets media attention for clandestine manufacture).

    -Your parents are happy to see you planting San Pedro around the yard, because it means you have no immediate plans of an extraction.

    -You have a backpack dedicated to extraction supplies and way too many HDPE containers in your room.

    -You've seriously considered designing a machine to perform the extraction/ have detailed plans on 'streamlining' the process.

    -You know the 'long name' for mescaline, and can spell it (3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine).

    -You've stopped caring how the final product looks, so long as it performs (100% success so far).

    -You consider the preparation to be half the experience.

    -You can't hike/drive through the desert without stopping to examine at least a couple specimen.

    -You're comfortable eating the dried chips, but prefer a salt, so that dosage can be more accurately calculated.

    -You've performed A/B's with the sole intent of sharing the experience with those you know would appreciate mescaline, but are unable to ingest a good sized dose by any other means of preparation.

    -You've taken a break through typing this to examine your progress in drying some San Pedro flesh.

    -You know that Echinopsis is just another way of saying Trichocereus.

    -After dozens of hours spent slicing, drying, and working with some nasty chemicals, it's still "worth it" every time.
     
  3. The Fourth Man

    The Fourth Man Newbie

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    You share a new idea/lyric/bass loop/philosophical insight with a friend only to be met with a derisory "have you been eating cactus again?"

    You see being sick as purging the body of unnecessary fluids rather than a messy nuisance

    You've developed a taste for crystallised ginger that everyone apart from your granny (who tried to force you to eat it as a child) thinks is odd

    You hear a certain note, from a certain song, that reminds you of a particular thought/visual from a previous trip

    When out hiking you're thinking "I wonder how practical it would be to trip here?"

    Despite constant indifference from your friends, you never cease extolling the benefits of mescaline to them

    You never tire of explaining mescaline to people whose only frame of reference is the film adaptation of 'Fear and Loathing...'
     
  4. Yail Bloor

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    - Your sitting here, at 11:00 on a saturday night, alone, high on cactus, trying to think of funny or inspirational things to post in this thread.

    - When you simmered 56 grams of quality peruvian torch on the stove for two hours, untill it has reached the consistancy of a delicious bowl of snot, and at first taste you almost puked right there, but still managed to get the whole nasty glob inside you.

    - When 4 hours after the note above happened to you, you smile, knowing it was totaly worth it.

    - When the only reason you smoke weed anymore is to help kick off the visuals.

    - When your friends can tell if your high on cactus based solely on the clothes you are wearing.
     
  5. caltrain208

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    This one made Swim laugh. Whenever Swim trips on mescaline, he's always wearing a Grateful Dead T shirt.
     
  6. torachi

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    LOLZ! :applause:

    - Your palms have little scratches, and your fingertips have little pokes. And you don't have a cat.

    - You consistently go with work with a fresh lemony scent

    - You have names for all your friends, and think about them frequently as if they were another person. (Wonder what Jimi's up to now?)

    - You feel like a rights activist when you liberate cacti from ornamental dealers.

    - Your significant other comes home and says "AGAIN?"
     
  7. Yail Bloor

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    - When the adoption of your first live Peyote plant greatly enhances your mood and general outlook on life.

    - When said adoption has you swelling with a strange paternal pride, and a desire to expand your 'family'.

    - When you feel a strong kinship with your supplier, even though you barely know him/her.
     
  8. Jasim

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    Swim calls his cacti his 'babies'. :D
     
  9. Miss Match

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    Haha! loving these!...

    ... when you have to rinse out and detail your coffee grinder thoroughly to use it to grind coffee.

    ..... when you have no patience for friends that are highly cautious when invited to take cactus that you grew but are happy to buy a pill or a bag of powder that was made god knows where and contains god know what.
     
  10. EyesOfTheWorld

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    Amen sister. Oh, this is random chemicals from fuck knows where? I'll buy it! You grew this yourself? Ewwwwwww
     
  11. Yail Bloor

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    Thats pretty funny eh? I mean not ha-ha funny... more like 'this milk tastes funny' funny. My dear friend Dr. Raoul Duke has also noticed this trend... friends of his who are all to happy to accept a bag of god-knows-what (lets not kid ourselves people, only god really knows what), are weary of ethnobotanicals, especially of the home-grown (and loved, and cared for) variety. Go figure.

    Back to the topic at hand:

    - When your plans to eat seven grams of mushrooms on the weekend end up on the back burner because you were given a four gram Peyote button (dried) for free, and are just dying to see what it will do combined with an ounce or so of powdered Peruvian Torch flesh.

    - When you are appalled by your friends complete lack of interest in your 'babies'.

    - When you find yourself trying meticulously to identify random, ornamental cacti in the houses of friends or people you visit. Then offering to pay them a surprisingly large amount to purchase their cactus. (Surprisingly meaning in their eyes, not yours)
     
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  12. torachi

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    - You scoff and roll your eyes every time a tek says to discard the skin and core.

    - You extract harmala primarily for mescaline, not DMT.

    - You do acetate extracting because you just can't bring yourself to destroy the other alkaloids
     
  13. Yail Bloor

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    -You purchase a 12 year old peyote plant with the intention of harvesting/consuming it, but find yourself seriously conflicted about going through with it... On the one hand you might get pups, on the other hand, its 12 years old! (Dr. Raoul Duke could use advice on this one)
     
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    - When you can shamelessly walk down a busy road holding a large cactus cutting
     
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  15. Miss Match

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    When, while driving, you pull over, reverse back to see if that massive cactus visable out the top of someones fence is San Pedro..
    .. then spend the next few minutes wondering if the owner knows exactly what they are or not...
     
  16. kryshen

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    When you walk through flower shops just looking for species that might be psychoactive... then scoff when the san pedro are the only cacti not on sale.
     
  17. Paradox

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    SWIY talks their 60 year old mother into eating 30+ grams of powdered cactus for mother's day with SWIY, and have one of the most magical and loving experiences of SWIY's life, and connect with SWIY's mother even more deeply.
    :vibes:

    Truly magic plants.
     
  18. Miss Match

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    OMG Paradox! Even though Nana is taking things off topic She must know more! How did SWIY manage this? Is Swiys mum incredibly open minded or was/is a user of other drugs?
    Nana is in awe.
     
  19. Paradox

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    SWIM's mom has never used any sort of drugs, but SWIM had her read Huxley's Doors of Perception and she trusts SWIM to do his research carefully and to learn about the real risks.

    She also said "Bleh, at this point in my life, what's the worst that could happen!" He has always had a fantastic relationship with his mom, as well as a very indulgent and supportive and open-minded mom. It more speaks to her personality than SWIM's persuasive powers.

    She is a very rational person, and SWIM explained to her that a low dose of mescaline was safer and less damaging than having a few beers together, and had more potential for a magical evening.
     
  20. kryshen

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    wow..... that is incredible... Paradox, you are officially my hero, as is your mother. I think SWIM might eventually try that on his mother... she used to be quite the shroomer when she was younger... perhaps this he might be able to convince her to do... then again, I kind of doubt it... she's not the most rational person... damn, SWIY is so lucky....


    SWIM would like to have a spiritual connection with his mother...