Mystical Experiencer: Female in early sixties
Current location: U.S.A.
Age at time of experience: 20
[I had taken] LSD…I was sitting on a rock that was part of a stream in the most beautiful woods by my friend’s house in Vermont. I was part of the flowing stream. I knew for certain that this world was temporary. I was in the flow ever changing but still one. I saw the plants vibrate in colors so extraordinary. The dance of the trees in the breeze. The oneness I felt as part of a greater cosmos. Not the littleness of the world’s problems. I felt the beauty around me. I knew that love was the answer and in fact on that trip I did fall in love with my best friend.
[This experience] carried me all the way through my adult life. It opened me to explore the mystical and spiritual aspects of this world. I read everything I could, I explored the 4th way, Gurdjieff group for 7 years, Buddhism for 20 years, and everything in between. I meditate and am now a student of A Course in Miracles that supports all I have learned experientially and through study.