Michaux, Henri - Miserable Miracle Mescaline - On Hashish
Type of Spiritual Experience
Even drug users of some of the less toxic drugs can get a whiff of what love can be. In this case it is acting as a carrot, rather than a full blown experience, but through the love so generated by the drug, more love and better love can proceed.
Henri Michaux Mouvement (1950-51) Private Collection
A description of the experience
Anyone who takes Hashish as an experiment witness [finds himself] back in the human state. First of all he is pervaded by a feeling of benevolence. He is filled with an agreeable optimism that warms his heart. He even feels the need to go out, and he goes out.......... He walks, and he wants to see people. A face opposite him in the bus – he settles down, is happy, would stay for hours … if the bus route were long enough