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Ecstasy showed me love for myself that I still carry with me

The E experience definitely changed my life. Similiar to my first
acid trip it showed me that life was beautiful again, but in a different
and more personal light. At the time i first took E i was working 3 jobs
and going through grad school - life was hectic and somewhat unjoyful. I
felt really out of sync and exhausted with day to day life.

E showed me Love for myself again - that i was truly a Loving, Lovable
person. I also gained some insight into my body, certain body emotions
that i'd not experienced before which then lead to heightened senses
thereafter w/o any drug use.


To this day i carry w/me the Love i remembered because of the experience as
well as the beauty and realize i can in some ways always bring that back to
myself. My life had lost the "magic" in it and E had helped me remember
that it was always there all along, waiting only for me to touch it again.
I can't as deeply explain my sincere appreciation for the experience and it's forever felt tendrils. I can only maintain that everything i received from it was positive.

The first time i tried E i was 22 and in grad school. Previously, i'd
been an avid tripper via both chemicals and mushrooms and had pretty
much shyed away from other drugs. I'd always Loved tripping and had
been fortunate enough to have never had a bad trip. At the time (and
now as well) i considered myself an educated drug-user and always tried
to find out the most thorough information beforehand. I also saw it as
a theraputic ritual as much as one of re-creation.

The night i first tried E it was with a large group of close friends.
We were holding a rave in a cabin on a mountain, but the party started
at a friend's apartment. After ingestion, a friend who'd already
experienced E before couldn't stop talking about how great it was going
to be and she also tried to massage me explaining this would somehow
"induce" the feelings and help me relax. This only irritated me and
pursaded a less than calm feeling.

When the first feelings, both emotional and physical, hit i literally
felt stunned. I didn't like it at first because it made me feel
"touchy-feely" and i'm not a touchy-feely person. I tensed up and felt
nauseous - i wanted out. But within minutes, it was reduced to sharp
flashes of light and then tender emotions and an amazingly sensual
physical prescense. Somehow i'd let go and really felt the full measure
of the chemical/spiritual alchemy created in my being.

By the time i'd arrived at the cabin i was .... well, in ecstacy. I
felt so joyful, so loving and everything was so utterly, painfully
beautiful. I'd fortunately worn a green velour hooded shirt with which
i took great glee in touching and allowing others do as well. This
simple experience was enough to create an even higher level of ecstacy
and gesture of closeness with strangers.

At one juncture, someone requested a simple kiss. It was the longest
and most pleasurable kiss i've ever had. Exquisite.

Eventually i got around to dancing, but my dancing was more of a trance
spiral in the middle of the floor - spinning, twirling gently and gazing
into the mirrors with much curiousity. I think the greatest
contribution i gained from the experience was to learn that truly, i
Love myself and that is the route to Loving others.

I have experienced E since then - to a great degree for a few years
after, but for the last 4 years i've not been able to for a variety of
reasons dealing with moving, etc. However, nothing has ever come close
to that first experience and acutally i'm sorta glad. But, i'd still
like to do it again someday :)

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