Masters and Houston - Loom and tapestry
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Varieties of Psychedelic Experience – Dr Robert Masters and Dr Jean Houston
A fairly common component of the empathetic experience is the illusion on the part of one subject or both of an interconnectedness of the bodies of the two persons, S16, an LSD subject, described an 'empathy process' in which he gradually became aware of 'neural and dermal fibres of communication' extending from himself towards the other and from the other towards himself. “Gradually these fibres grew together and meshed into a total tapestry” containing his “life and the life of the other” . S felt during this experience that he knew the other as he had never known her before, and had discovered and even literally felt values in her of which he had previously been unaware. These values were first experienced by him as “coloured threads, colour tones of the mutual tapestry”, before they became cerebrated as specific values.