Michaux, Henri - Miserable Miracle Mescaline - Lilliputian beings
Type of Spiritual Experience
Many mediums and other people caoable of having visions, stat ethat the image they see is iften not full-screen, it is like watching a TV set, sometimes from quite a long way away so that the resulting image is quite hard to actually 'see' make sense of
A description of the experience
Henri Michaux – Miserable Miracle Mescaline
When the action of Mescaline is at its height it produces … Lilliputian men whose motions are more like those of the pistons of an engine than human gestures ….... Would the Lilliputian image, common to most toximanias, be due to the fact that the normal enlargement of the prodigiously small image does not occur, the enlarging mechanism (or that seems to enlarge) no longer functioning..
After taking hashish
Often the creatures seen were tiny, the men too, twenty centimetres being tall, but there was never mescaline's enormous crowd of microbe-men. Not mannequins devoid of expression either, but on the contrary, very animated. And curiously, often incomplete – a characteristic of Hashish. For example, half an arm would be missing, the middle part at that and completely, no connection at all, yet the arm, not in the least inconvenienced, would do what it had to do.