Leary, Timothy - The mushroom pill has unwanted effects
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Dr Timothy Leary – High Priest
This innocent little trip proposed by O'Donnell had been a 4 year college education. It destroyed my hopes that the mushroom pill was an automatic love revelation pill.
This was a disturbing discovery. There seemed to be equal amounts of God and Devil (or whatever you want to call them) within the nervous system. Psychedelic drugs just open the door to the Magic Theatre, and the stage and dramas you encounter depend on what you are looking for, your state of mind when you begin, the pressure of your travelling companions.
The terrible truth began to dawn – and no, I didn't want to face it – that our consciousness creates the universe we experience. We are the architects of the celestial and hellish stages we act upon. I began to get a sinking feeling. Psychedelic drugs didn't solve any problems. They just magnified, mythified, clarified to jewel sharpness the basic problem of life and evolution.