It was about 1 or 2 AM. I sat by the fire with my 3-D glasses and gazed at the Big Bang. A song in the background triggered an image of my dad. Enamored with the present moment, unencumbered by regrets or worries and suffused with a sense of wonder and empathy, a single thought of my dad was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Tears of appreciation arrived unannounced and decades of unexpressed gratitude disgorged from my nose.Read More
One month ago, I ingested 5 dried grams of magic mushrooms. It was administered in a controlled and “guided” environment where a group of experienced volunteers watched over us for the duration of our 6-hour, mind-altering journey.
Within 10 minutes of ingesting the mushroom my mind was flooded with a torrent of colorful, geometric shapes, more elaborate and resplendent than anything I have ever seen before. Time dissolved and I could no longer comprehend the passage of time except for the music, where the songs had beginnings and endings.Read More