Oliver Sacks, Exploring How Hallucinations Happen

NPR Fresh Air.

Dr. Oliver Sacks tells Terry Gross about the first time he tried marijuana and the perceptual distortion it induced:

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.’ “

Image of Alice in Wonderland via PsychCentral

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