1. I was fascinated that one could have such perceptual changes, and also that they went with a certain feeling of significance, an almost numinous feeling. I’m strongly atheist by disposition, but nonetheless when this happened, I couldn’t help thinking, ‘That must be what the hand of God is like.’

    — Oliver Sacks on the hallucination he had when he first tried marijuana. While looking at his hand, it appeared to be retreating from him, yet getting larger and larger.


  2. Oliver Sacks


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