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Michaux, Henri - Miserable Miracle Mescaline - Crystals

Identifier

022967

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Henri Michaux – Miserable Miracle Mescaline

When the action of Mescaline is at its height, it produces blinding images, or images ringed with lightning, trenches of fire............  and sooner or later everything turns into crystals.

The forms almost always innumerable, incredibly elongated, exaggeratedly frail and slender, hollowed out in the middle, disclosing hair thin minarettes, columns like needles, little pinnacles that are all too dainty, lozenges and all the things that are thinnest and most elongated, elongated and frail.  Often instead of being hollowed out they are 'broken' in the middle or in several places. 

For anyone who has taken Mescaline, even once, the arts of Mexico (Zapotec and Toltec statues, Aztec temples) with their multiple broken lines, become eloquent, take on new significance.

The source of the experience

Michaux, Henri

Concepts, symbols and science items

Science Items

Crystals

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Mescaline

Commonsteps

References