Masters and Houston - Giants, Beasts and Titons
Type of Spiritual Experience
Colossi and giants can symbolise personal forces, giant emotions and feelings that are threatening your own psyche.
The feelings can be fear, they can be anger or hate or bigotry or prejudice or anything you feel is oppressing you and hurting you. The size of the giant indicates the seriousness of the fear and feeling.
A description of the experience
The Varieties of Psychedelic Experience – Dr Robert Masters and Dr Jean Houston
After a silence of some minutes the subject remarked [LSD experience]
“I am locked in a titanic struggle. The creatures are enormous and symbolic. Whether I am losing or winning I don't know, because I don't understand the symbolism of what the outcome should be. Great colossi are fighting. Tigers and beasts hundreds of feet high, tear at one another's throats. These are the forces of myself threatened with dissolution should I abandon myself to God. The forces also have cosmic meaning – meaning beyond the meaning they have in my own psychology”