Michaux, Henri - Miserable Miracle Mescaline - Mescaline diminishes the imagination
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A description of the experience
Henri Michaux – Miserable Miracle Mescaline
Mescaline diminishes the imagination. It castrates, desensitises the image. It makes images that are a hundred per cent pure. Laboratory experiments.
Normally mine, like those of a great many people, like those of non scientists, invariably live in odours, sounds, contacts, warmth, flesh and mingle with everything.
But mescaline makes images so completely stripped of the pleasant fur of sensation, and so wholly visual that they are vehicles of the purely mental, of the abstract, of demonstration.....
In spite of appearances, one is in the abstract, in the swift abstract. (Especially swift if there are no words being dragged along). …. these beings are diagrams, these forms, rough drafts