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David Lewis-Williams - A sensation felt on the skin may be perceived as ‘blue’

Identifier

011655

Type of Spiritual Experience

Synaesthesia
Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 1

Background

A description of the experience

The Mind in the Cave – David Lewis-Williams

Like LSD, psilocybin and peyote induce visual hallucinations within minutes of ingestion, but auditory hallucinations are frequently experienced as much as 2 hours later; other kinds of hallucinations occur spasmodically. 

The issue is further complicated by the observation that hallucinations experienced in one sensory modality can, by the process known as synaesthesia, be perceived in terms of another; for instance a sensation felt on the skin [somatic] may be perceived as ‘blue’

The source of the experience

Scientist other

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

LSD
Mescaline
Psilocybin

Commonsteps

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