I opened my eyes.
“What was that?” I asked the head shaman.
“You had a trip,” he replied. “You did surprisingly well. Most people aren’t compatible with the drug.”
“Did all of that really happen?” I asked, incredulous.
“Yes. It probably seems unbelievable to you, but that’s what everyone thinks their first time. Could you tell me exactly what you saw?” he asked.
I closed my eyes, reliving the experience. “I felt like my brain was turning into jelly, then I started seeing shapes in the air. Everything started turning pink, then my perception flipped or something.”
“That’s you seeing your aura,” the shaman explained to me. “But go on.”
“I felt like I was looking inside myself, then I started shrinking. I passed through an opening of some kind and exited. All that I could see were glowing shapes and creatures. I felt like I