Lilly, John - A golden goddess
Type of Spiritual Experience
Rene Magritte - The Rape
A description of the experience
John C Lilly – The Center of the Cyclone
Describing an LSD session
I remember projecting onto my body in the mirror.... If one stands opposite a full length mirror, so that one can see the whole body [he was naked during the session], one can imagine that there is no real head there in the mirror. The top of the corporeal head is the shoulders, then the nipples become the eyes, the belly button becomes the nose and the pubic hair becomes the mouth. In the male, the penis hanging down is a tongue hanging out of the mouth. In the female, the tongue is inside.
One can project all sorts of things onto this face, once one sees it. It can look the face of an idiot, if you are on a down trip in regard to your body. It can look like a very happy face if one is content with one's body. It can look like a sexually aroused beast if one is putting down one's sex but is sexually aroused.
When I saw this on my own body, I turned and looked at my guide and saw it on her body. The eyes that were popping out were the female breasts, and the tongue was missing from the mouth. As I watched she suddenly became a golden goddess, a fantastic beauty.