Sylvie and Bruno - As there was only one cluster of hare-bells
Type of Spiritual Experience
Synaesthesia can sometimes produce music from images during spiritual experience, especially when one takes drugs. Carroll provides a number of examples - in the ‘eerie state’ as he so delicately puts it, ………
A description of the experience
Lewis Carroll - Sylvie and Bruno
As there was only one cluster of hare-bells within easy reach, I said very gravely that I thought one would do this time and I picked it and gave it to him. Bruno ran his hand once or twice up and down the flowers, like a musician trying an instrument, producing a most delicious delicate tinkling as he did so. I had never heard flower-music before – I don’t think one can, unless one’s in the ‘eerie’ state and I don’t know quite how to give you an idea of what it was like, except by saying that it sounded like a peal of bells a thousand miles off.