Jul. 22, 00
Decided to go ahead one week early. Many issues to work out. I pray this provides more than just a trip. Feeling good inside, nervous. First experience with 2C-T-7.
Consumed 50 mg in water. Slightly pink-orange color probably due to impurities, as Shulgin described 2C-T-7 as white. Fairly bitter.
First alert. Slight restlessness. No nervousness.
Very light-headed. Hands unsteady. Definitely active material. Starting to feel "outside of myself." Nausea
Great visuals have started already. I can tell it is going to be strong. Good!
July 24, 2000
Obviously, that was as far as I got with my journal. Shortly after the last post, the trip developed with intensity beyond all previous experiences. It was rivaled only by one 300+mcg LSD trip I had prior. Bear in mind to describe this type of experience only pollutes and colors what actually happened. It was beyond any words I presently know.
The most important part of the experience was what 2C-T-7 did for me psychologically. I had just broken up with my girlfriend of the past six years. Without a doubt, that was the most difficult experience of my life. Before this trip, I have not been able to except in my mind that our relationship was truly over. My self-esteem was as low as could be and I doubted I could carry on with another relationship. This trip truly allowed me to let go of her and accept that what we once had was over. At the peak I cried, or rather wailed, for us and what we had. This release of emotion was so intense it was like giving birth. I tripped two weeks previously on eight baby woodrose seeds hoping for a similar outcome, but they did not provide it.
Since coming out of this first 2C-T-7 trip, I feel better about myself that ever and I have a new confidence in me that has not been there for quite a while. It is hard to say exactly what is different, but so much is because of the 2C-T-7. The changes produced go far beyond what I am now mentioning, but I have not had time to integrate all that has happened to me. I just know that my life is truly different now. A true near-death experience. I also quit smoking because of the trip!
Now I will describe my impression of 2C-T-7's nature. This was my first experience with a phenethylamine psychedelic. This one, at the dosage I took, had a more complex nature than my previous indole experiences. The visuals were vastly superior to those of any LSD trip, and LSD is very visual for me. I have truly never seen a color display like that in my life. In the beginning before the experience became truly overwhelming, I witnessed the most beautiful creamy lavender I have ever seen. That was only one of hundreds of beautiful color displays produced by 2C-T-7. The visuals could be described as having a most "colorful, sophisticated, swimming, complex phenethylamine chemical" nature to it. When I use the word chemical, I do not mean that in a wholly negative sense, I just mean it did not feel organic.
The world around me eventually took on more movement than has for any other psychedelic trip previously. Incredible swimming, inverting, kaleidoscopic motions, always being overwhelming colorful. I was in a darkened room with the computer monitor, and at times the television, providing the only light. The overhead lamp was too bright, unpleasant, and overwhelming to keep on. The outer-world eventually became so altered it was unrecognizable. It is truly no exaggeration to say I could not see my usual world at the peak of the experience, and I had to feel my way around. The world was a psychedelic soup. I tried my hardest to use the computer, but it was difficult to read the keys or the screen, even with the lights on. It was an intense struggle just to check my e-mail, and I felt like it was one of my greatest accomplishments when I actually signed in (only to not be able to read anything.) I am truly not exaggerating these effects in any way.
2C-T-7 did have some negative physical side effects, though none too severe. In the first place, it produced nausea. The nausea was different than morning glory/baby woodrose seed nausea. The seeds make you feel like you have eaten spoiled food, 2C-T-7 just seemed to irritate my stomach. To be fair, I was a little nauseous before I took it, but the substance was still responsible for the majority of what I had endured. Cannabis helped, but not completely.
The dose I took also had an intense body load. I could never get comfortable. At times the energy was so intense, my body felt like it might explode. It was not the same feeling as being over-stimulated from amphetamine. Also I had a bit of a hangover the next day, which was very unpleasant. Every other psychedelic I have ever taken always makes me feel like a million bucks the day after. While these descriptions might sound extreme, it was well worth it considering all 2C-T-7 gave me.
To sum up…based on my experience I consider 2C-T-7 to be a far superior psychedelic to LSD, despite the physical difficulties. LSD at high doses can at times be a sinister and unfriendly drug in my opinion. Considering how hard I tripped, 2C-T-7 was quite forgiving. I believe its psychological benefits are similar to LSD's, but 2C-T-7 never produced the panic that LSD does in the heavy doses necessary for true ego dissolution, making 2C-T-7 a more useful tool than LSD. I do not want to compare 2C-T-7 to mushrooms, or ergoline alkaloid containing seeds because I consider organic psychedelics to be in a completely different realm than synthetics, but all in all it is one of the better materials I have tried.