Taylor & N. Lowe, "Phantoms in the Corridor: Portal Systems
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Fred J. Hanna describes
an experience he had with mescaline. In the fall of 1970, as he was
beginning to "peak," under the influence of the drug, "this
thought arose" 'I wonder what would happen if I left my body.'
I instantly felt myself leave my body and 'float' out through the
car and into the cool October night. It was a classic example of
those dissociative experiences that commonly occur under the influence
of this class of drugs. But what I observed was absolutely remarkable.
In that one instant of seeming to leave the body I was no longer
under the influence of the drug. The drive-in theater looked
entirely normal to me. No more racing thoughts, buzzing sensations,
or altered perceptions, and no more fantasizing about magical worlds.
The quality of my awareness was as normal as it ever could have been.
It was as if I had never taken the drug at all. Then, just as spontaneously,
I reentered my body and was instantly deluged by all the altered,
bizarre perceptions. the rushing thoughts, and the intensely varied
colors that had been previously coursing through my awareness." F.J.
Hanna, "Dissolving the Center." In, T. Hart, et al. eds., Transpersonal
Knowing. Albany, NY., 2000. p.124.
becoming-animal of the human being is real, even if the animal the
human being becomes is not...This is the point to clarify: that a
becoming lacks a subject distinct from itself." G.
Deleuze and F. Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus. London, 1988.
Hewkin, "Investigating Sasquatch Evidence in the Pacific Northwest." http://www.n2.net/prey/bigfoot/
trees: "Tree spirits bring to mind times, places, and
worldviews far from our daily lives. We're not in the habit of
thinking of tree spirits as here, under our noses, or of ourselves
as in their midst; instead we associate them with ghosts of a distant
past, 'tribal' consciousness, or psychological 'projections.' " M.
Perlman, The Power of Trees. Dallas, TX, 1994. p.81.