Visiting another world

BREAKING BAD was one of the best series ever to appear on television.

This is my favorite scene.

It’s Jesse Pinkman taking his first dose of heroin. I became familiar with drugs during the period 1995 to 2000, the time between the failure of my second marriage and my move to Mexico.

I’ve never taken heroin and never will. I’ve never used a needle and never will. I doubt I will ever use an illegal drug again. The drugs I took during that period are not addictive: psilocybin, LSD, ayahuasca, San Pedro cactus and ecstasy.

I recommend them all to you with some reservations, and I recommend that you never do them alone (exception: ecstasy). Have a sidekick with you who’s got his feet on the ground because things can get weird.

Best at night. Best with music.

What stuck me about the above scene is that it’s extremely realistic. Ecstasy won’t do this to you, but the others can and far more. And whoever directed the scene, or perhaps the actor added it, has first-hand experience. Notice Jesse clutching his heart, something  I have done.

Nights with grapes

I just measured my blood pressure and pulse: 101/60, and pulse of 69, which is a good score for the old goat that I am. Probably better than yours.

I have one of those electronic gizmos that you strap around your wrist to measure pressure and pulse. I bought it in the late ’90s to use when I ingested ecstasy, which I did five or six times. Ecstasy is like amphetamines. It increases your pulse, a lot.

Here’s what I did, and I always did it alone. I would have liked company, but none worthwhile was available at that time. I was flying solo. At night I would set the stage, putting out a big bowl of green grapes and a pitcher of water in the living room.

grapesEcstasy dehydrates you, so one must take care. I took care with grapes and water, and during the 3- to 4-hour flying time I would also measure my pulse and blood pressure.

You do not lose your mind with ecstasy as you certainly can, temporarily, with LSD, psilocybin, peyote, etc. You remain aware of the world around you, which is why you can safely do it alone.

Take it from ole Felipe: Don’t do those other products alone.

It would be dark, and I would light candles. Not eating for about five hours in advance is advisable. I would put disks on the music machine, usually starting out with Deuter’s Land of Enchantment. It’s good to be enchanted.

Somewhere during the evening I would play Kitaro’s Light of the Spirit, which is one of my favorite tunes of all time. Music is a major factor when taking any mind-altering substance. Light of the Spirit, combined with ecstasy, will knock your socks off.

Having set the stage with green seedless grapes, pitcher of water, blood-pressure device, lit candles, I would take 125 mg of powder, sit on the sofa, cross my legs and wait until it came, and it would always come, and I loved it. You get a feel for God.

I have not had a Night with Grapes since the late 1990s, and I never will again.

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(Kitaro’s Light of the Spirit.)