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Baudelaire, Charles - Les Fleurs du Mal - Above ponds, above valleys Mountains, woods, clouds, seas

Identifier

000316

Type of Spiritual Experience

Vision
Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 1

Background

A description of the experience

Les Fleurs du Mal – Charles Baudelaire

Above ponds, above valleys
Mountains, woods, clouds, seas,
Beyond the sun, beyond the ether,
Beyond the limits of the starry spheres, 

My spirit, you move with agility
And, like a good swimmer who collapses in the water,
You gaily furrow the deep expanse
With an unspeakable male delight. 

Fly far away from the fetid marshes;
Purify yourself in the upper air,
And drink, like some pure divine liqueur,
The clear fire that fills the limpid spaces. 

Behind the boredom and endless cares
Which burden our fogged existence with their weight,
Happy is the man who can with vigorous wing
Mount to those luminous serene fields! 

The man whose thoughts, like larks,
Take liberated flight toward the morning skies
- Who hovers over life and understands without effort
The language of flowers and voiceless things

The source of the experience

Baudelaire, Charles

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Aether
Air
Water

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Drinking absinthe

Suppressions

Cannabis and marijuana
Laudanum
Making love

Commonsteps

References