Cohen, Dr Sidney - The deranged Morning glory man
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Beyond within – Dr Sidney Cohen
Of the six known lysergic acid derivatives in the morning glory seed, five have been completely identified.
It is possible that some of the ingredients are capable of constricting small arteries. If the seeds are taken frequently in large amounts, there may arise symptoms of ergotism, a circulatory disturbance manifested first by numbness and tingling of the extremities and culminating in tissue damage to the fingers and toes.
A second caution is that some of the purchased seeds maybe coated with an insecticide which can be toxic and is, in part, responsible for some of the nausea, vomiting and diarrhea reported by the morning glory aficionados.
The price of searching for the other side of reality can be too high for an occasional unfortunate.
The Aztecs had a name for the winding vine which may be appropriate ‘Green Serpent’.
One young man after sedulously chewing 300 of the black seeds had an intense and glorious experience for 8 hours. The next 16 hours were spent in considerable doubt about his ability to ‘get back’ but he did. Three weeks later the morning glory state unexpectedly recurred. He was upset and panicky about the possibility of going crazy. The odd feelings of strangeness, looseness and unreality came and went for a week. One morning he awoke, agitated and being out of balance again. He dressed, drove his car down a nearby hill at a speed estimated at 100 miles an hour and crashed into a house