Benjamin, Walter - On Hashish - The dive
Type of Spiritual Experience
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'.