Oliver Sacks - Native American in his house
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Oliver Sacks – Hallucinations
Mr D has had only one hallucination in his entire life and it occurred 30 years ago, but he retains a vivid memory of it
It was a relaxed summer night. I awoke around 2 Am, as I sometimes do in the middle of the night, and next to me, standing six and a half feet tall, was an imposing Native American.
A huge man, muscles chiseled, black hair and black eyes.
I realized, seemingly simultaneously, that if he wanted to kill me there was nothing I could do, and that he must not be real. Yet he was standing there, Iike a statue yet very alive.
My mind flashed about - how could he have gotten into the house? . . .Why was he motionless? . . . This can't be real. Yet his presence frightened me. He became diaphanous after five or ten seconds, gently vaporizing into invisibility.