Leary, Timothy - Charlie started seeing the room in wonderful technicolour
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Dr Timothy Leary – High Priest
The literature on mushrooms research suggested using doses of 8 milligrams, and each pill was 2 milligrams, so that when they took two pills they were taking half of a normal dose. O'Donell suggested starting slow with half a dose and then taking the rest later if it was going well.
There was no reaction in the car and after we were settled in front of the fire, O'Donell and big Charlie and Joan took two more, and after an hour when the effect was working hardly at all, Joan took two more and Charlie and O'Donell took 3 more and I took 2 myself.
The dosage for the group was 4 milligrams for me, 12 for Joan, and 14 for Charlie and O'Donell. After about an hour and fifteen minutes it started to hit.
Charlie started seeing the room in wonderful technicolour and began to pace up and down through the house raving about the beauty, the texture, the delicate shades.
His wife Rhona was watching him amused and a bit scared, Charlie was an ex-football guard, not an intellectual person and never sensitive to beauty. Here he was moving around possessed, chanting poetry about the shadows on the rug and the subtle play of light on the wall.