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Pinchbeck, Daniel - Mushrooms 1



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Moclobemide (sold as Amira, Aurorix, Clobemix , Depnil and Manerix is a reversible monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) drug primarily used to treat depression and social anxiety. It is not approved for use in the United States, but is approved in other Western countries such as the UK and Australia

A description of the experience

Daniel Pinchbeck – Breaking open the head

That night on mushrooms and moclobemide in Palenque, I saw something that I absolutely did not want to see – something so ludicrous, so embarrassing that I hesitate to tell it. 


Lying on a bed in a darkened room with eyes closed, I watched rapid bands of green and  yellow flimmering across my inner view screen, typical optical effects, but these green blobs suddenly sharpened into focus – the knobs of my internal received turning until I found myself staring at a group of laughing green elves standing in a line. 

There were many of them. 

A mob of little people in traditional green outfits and peaked caps. 

The elves were jumping up and down and they were cheering.  When I saw them, I could hear their cheers faintly in my ears – ‘Hooray’ They seemed to be welcoming me, very excited and happy because I had seen them. 

What was alarming about this image was that it was like a photographic projection. 

The elves were as clear to my inner vision as film images. 

How could this happen?

The source of the experience

Pinchbeck, Daniel

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