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First of all -- are there any of you who experience this? The feeling that salvia shows us a REVELATION that we see clearly while tripping, yet is RIPPED from us as we come down? It's as if salvia takes me to an alternate reality *somewhat similiar to consensus reality* yet is totally SALVIA. It was as if I were in a book, and I was flung to a distant page, a 'typical' salvia page. Then almost immediately, due to the half-life of salvinorin alpha, the pages start to turn back towards consensus reality.
I could see it happening -- the realization that I was slipping from one revelation of salvia reality to a similar yet less powerful salvia reality. Like pages in a book. I saw one page turning over and I tried to fight it. I didn't want to roll over to a LESSER version of salvia space. This all had a fractal quality to it, like being able to witness a multitude of versions of consensus reality all at once, like seeing the illusion of the everyday world along with all the other subtly different illusions of everyday reality.
If I had been able to freeze to a salvia page, I think you all would have been there somehow, salvia versions of you reading this from another page's perspective. While tripping, I could actually see and feel one slice of reality trying to roll out of my visual hallucination. I tried to lock the slice/page in place, but of course I could not. I slipped all the way down to the material world where I am now. Back down to where six hours from now I'll be embarrassed that I even wrote this......
But somewhere deep inside of me I know that what I saw was true, and that deep down in some of you, there is agreement.
Salvia is something else.