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Benjamin, Walter - On Hashish - The dive

Identifier

001863

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

On Hashish – Walter Benjamin

The following sentence – 'important thoughts must be put to sleep for a long time' – may relate to the previously mentioned process of deferment in the expression of a thought, that hesitation which can sometimes, as was said, lead to a total suppression of the thought.  There follows, in a 'deep phase, in which I descend almost at will, and to a mighty depth 'the third great secret'.  This is in fact a crystallisation of the basic character of this particular intoxication.  It is designated 'the secret of wandering'. 

The source of the experience

Benjamin, Walter

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Underworld

Symbols

Cave
Underworld

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Cannabis and marijuana

Commonsteps

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