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Ludlow, Fitz Hugh - Reliving his life



Type of Spiritual Experience


A description of the experience

The Hasheesh Eater – Fitz Hugh Ludlow

And now, in the midst of the darkness, there suddenly stood a wheel like that of a lottery, surrounded by one luminous spot, which illustrated all its movements.  It began slowly to revolve; its rapidity grew frightful, and out of its opening flew symbols which indicated to him, in regular succession, every minutest act of his past life; from his first unfilial disobedience in childhood – the refusal upon a certain day, as far back as infancy, to go to school when it was enjoined upon him, up to the latest deed of impropriety he had committed – all his existence flew before him like lightning in those burning emblems.  Things utterly forgotten – things at the time of their first presence considered trivial – acts as small as the cutting of a willow wand, all fled by his sense in arrow flight; yet he remembered them as real incidents and recognised their order in his existence.

The source of the experience

Ludlow, Fitz Hugh

Concepts, symbols and science items


Catherine wheel

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps



Cannabis and marijuana