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Changa is a powerful psychedelic smoking blend. A combination of herbs infused with dimethyltryptamine (DMT) and containing some form of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOi). However, describing the “simply put” physical parameters of a psychedelic compound is as gross an understatement as saying sex is, simply put, a penis penetrating a vagina…. There is SO MUCH MORE to it than “simply put”, which is why we have Giorgia Gaia on the show.
Giorgia Gaia—author of “Changa’s Alchemy – Narratives of Transformation in Psychedelic Experiences”—is an independent researcher with a masters degree in Cultural and Social Anthropology and another MA degree in Theology, specifically Western Esotericism, at the University Van Amsterdam. Since her early twenties, she has been working as an electronic musician and event organizer, also in international festivals.
Usually made by pouring a DMT solution (such as DMT that has been mixed with isopropyl alcohol) over a chosen blend of herbs and letting the solvent evaporate. The final product can then be smoked in a manner like tobacco or cannabis. Although there are many varieties of changa, like ayahuasca, the key active ingredients are DMT and an MAOI. The inclusion of the MAOI is reported to extend the experience by 10 to 30 minutes while making it more subjectively coherent and less chaotic than freebase DMT.
An alternate way experience changa is to orally dose a MAOI agent (either pharmaceutical or herbal) and then proceed to vaporize DMT as one normally would after the MAOI has taken effect. This has the advantage of allowing the user to “break through” on significantly lower dose.
The percentages of DMT and MAOI concentration in the mixture can vary.
In traditional Changa mixes a blend of herbs were used in combintion with an MAOI containing leaf, typically Caapi. However this isn’t necessary, I actually find the non-MAOI containing leafs to be more enjoyable. You don’t have to research what leafs are going to work best together or worry about what ratios between different leafs are needed. Simply pick a herb from the list and use it as the stand alone ingredient for the Enhancement, this will give you a sure and thorough understanding of the effects of each leaf and is my preferred method. If further down the track you feel like experimenting you could then mix and match with the herbs you liked best or try out one of the suggested blends.
An important thing to remember when smoking Enhanced Leaf is to make sure you pull the cone slowly so it burns really well. The key idea here is heat which in turn will release all the DMT – as usual holding it in for around 10-20 seconds. If you smoke it too fast you won’t vaporize all the DMT, practically throwing away your hard work, so make it count! My no doubt strongest experiences have been when I pulled the cone at a snails pace. Burning every last bit of leaf to its potential.
This has become habitual for me as it allows the later experience to be more fulfilling and greatly minimizes the chances of too much too soon. Which can become overwhelming if not prepared. However after the initial full acceleration has taken place I have yet to find that point of too much too soon and doubt. It’s even possible while existing in the Changa realm.
On large doses of MAOI containing leafs it doesn’t much matter . If it is day or night because the strength imposed completely rips you from existence. But when experimenting with the other herbs, specifically Pau D’Aro, I’ve found night time with very dim/dark/ambient lighting works best. For some reason the experience only properly activates when its dark.
It’s still enjoyable and different in its own right especially if done outside . Otherwise all lights off and a single tea light candle works a charm!
I’ve found the bong used has a substantial effect on the experience also. Fairly large bongs tend to dilute the smoke but is generally allot easier for inexperienced users. A small bong, around 10cm high, will give you a very strong and direct experience. The smoke goes straight from the cone to your lungs with very little air in the chamber to dilute it. There is a definite technique to a successful hit. You need fairly tough and large lungs to stomach it – before your even half way through the cone. You already have a decent amount of smoke in your lungs and by the time you finish it.
Sometimes not even been able to, you no longer have a clue about anything.
Not only this, but somehow each successive cone gets better and better with no tolerance . Even waiting as little as 5mins between attempts.
It just keeps pushing further and further, making for some extremely elongated expeditions. Compared to having crystal laying around. Your face lights up just from this feeling let alone when the smoke starts to take effect.
This can make you feel painfully sick after a few cones. If your impatient like me and can’t wait that extra day or two before it is completely dry. Simply burn the cone before you blast off with a lighter. Then take it off and if it’s still burning it means there’s still acetone – just let it finish burning . WARNING: Mixing Harmalas with recreational/pharmaceutical SSRIs or stimulants can be potentially dangerous.
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