Mystical Experiencer: Female in mid-seventies
Current location: U.S.A.
Age at time of experience: 21
When I was 14, I had a brief experience of seeing that Everything is Consciousness. I was always thinking about dying in those days and worried about it. Even though I had the insight that Everything was Consciousness, I was afraid to believe it because nobody else did. My parents were scientists.
I discovered Teilhard de Chardin before my first LSD experience at 21 (more below), and the experience was so strong that it set me firmly “on the path.” For that experience, I was with my husband and another couple at the other couple’s house. There was a big dog there. I believe I was alone in the kitchen except for the dog. The song “Monday, Monday” was playing (on a radio I think).
I felt that the music was the music of the universe, and felt myself on the planet swooping around the sun. I was riding on the Earth and the Earth was in motion. I felt that I was one with everything. I felt connected with the dog and knew it was thirsty and gave it a bowl of water. Everything was ordinary in the sense that there were no weird sounds or lights. The appliances in the kitchen, and all the objects were as usual, but I understood it all in a different way.