William Lopez hallucinates
Type of Spiritual Experience
As the gas attacks the brain and memory it appears to attack the area where learnt function is stored first which means people lose their inhibitions and behavioural responses first.
A description of the experience
From Laughing gas – nitrous oxide – edited by Michael Shedlin and David Wallechinsky
The effects of nitrous oxide – William Lopez
As one breathes more of the gas, a number of reactions are common. The voice becomes deeper and thicker. The N2O user feels a desire to blurt out the most accessible of the revelations that are spinning through his brain. If he does speak, and depending on the amount of N2O inhaled, his statement is often emphatic to the point of finality, and is usually forgotten as soon as it is uttered. (It might be pointed out as well, that a perfectly coherent conversation can take place under the influence.)
The inhaler feels increasing generalized excitement and enthusiasm, complemented by a decreasing concern for extra-corporal and non-sensual matters. Auditory interference by now has become a cacophony of scrambled external sounds and equally convincing hallucinated entries.
Visual hallucinations can occur with the first few lungfuls of gas, although they are perhaps most potent at the point when the user regains ‘consciousness’ after having passed out for a few seconds……… Medium intensity N2O hallucinations can be quite similar to dreams – the user may find himself in a totally fabricated environment, interacting with a cast of seemingly real people.