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Osmond, Dr Humphry - Video of the Christopher Mayhew experiment

Identifier

015783

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

The Mescaline experiment: Humphry Osmond and Christopher Mayhew

English:
 This short video documents an experiment in 1955 in which he administered mescaline to Christopher Mayhew, a member of parliament. Mayhew ingested 400mg of mescaline hydrochloride and recorded his experience on camera.
The footage was originally supposed to be broadcast on BBC.
Mayhew himself maintains that it was a genuine mystical experience which "took place outside time" and wanted it to be shown. However, an "expert" committee of psychiatrists, philosophers, and theologians reviewed the footage and reached a unanimous verdict that Mayhew's experience was not a valid mystical experience. So it was never broadcast.

 

The source of the experience

Osmond, Dr Humphry

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Aura

Symbols

Science Items

Aura

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Mescaline

Commonsteps

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