Lal Shahbaz Qalandar - The juice of the grape
Type of Spiritual Experience
You really have to understand your symbolism to understand this text.
The mushroom is not a hallucinogenic mushroom, but the explosion of energy that results from such an experience – a stalk plus an explosion of energy in the skull - the nearest symbol on the site is the palm tree or thyrsus.
A vine was symbolic of the kundalini energy itself as it wound up the spine – there is a link clearly between the vine and the wine, the bunch of grapes being the pineal gland. The symbolism of the blunt scimitar is pure martial arts – the long sword and the short sword were respectively the spine and the penis
A description of the experience
Lal Shahbaz Qalandar
The Creator from the spreading of fervour and the essence of religious feeling thus ordered the 'juice of the grape' for the breakfasting of the Lovers, and in the sacramental bread of the half understanders he left a symbol.
And this too learn and know, that the Sufi illuminate is far from the crack and fissure of deception which is distortion, and went near to that other (initiatory) ecstatic feeling; and was far from mushrooming and mushrooms of madness was far.
And the breakfasting was of the breakfast of truths on the Way of uncrackedness.
Finally after the spreading (vine) and grape came and after that its juice made wine, and supping (after abstinence), the Complete Man was made fashioned strangely by the blunt scimitar.
But this bread is not from what they say, neither from beneath the tree.
Truly the Truth of Creation is discovered and ecstasy may be solely known in this hiddenness of the bread of the hungry and thirsty. His drink is after his food. The Creator displays as the Opener.