Peyote flower

In 1996 I was for business in Texas. And I loved it!!! Being in a relative conservative part of the Americas I was amazed by the number of peyote cacti on the window sills. I was wondering if the owners knew that the peyote contains mescaline (a drug causing hallucinations) and that the peyote is used by shamans; traditional only the shaman may use it to ‘enhance his visionary talents’.

Anyway I collected some seeds and here you see a 26 year old peyote making a flower.

Doors of Perception

Last week I re-read the book ‘Doors of Perception’ of Aldous Huxley who experimented with hallucinating substances of the peyote cactus (Lophophora williamsii) and later LSD. We do have peyote in our garden but never tried it but in 1970 somebody dropped LSD in my drink at a pop festival in Wychen in The Netherlands of all places and that experience I can still recall. There is no limit to your perceptions anymore; in my sub-conciousness doors kept opening to a world beyond the world we normally see, hear and feel.

After my photo-session with the angels last week it came all back to me and I also remember the angels I imagined 42 years ago while Ozzy Osbourne and The Dream (than a known Dutch pop group) were on stage.

I don’t know what you make of it but I made this imaginary:

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