Spenser, Edmund - Epithalamion, v. 340
Type of Spiritual Experience
Only a very tenuous link, but you don't write the sort of poetry that Spenser did and in such graphic detail without having ingested something and it looks like it was a fungus of some sort....
A description of the experience
Spenser - Epithalamion, v. 340
Ne let housefires nor lightnings helpless harms,
Ne let the pouke [c]nor other evil sprites,
Ne let mischievous witches with their charms,
No let hob-goblins, names whom sense we see not,
Fray us with things that be not.