Volume 9, Issue 6, page 17

squeezes, so I just ate it wet
along with the juice. Tasted a
little like raw cocoanut. However, like most North Americans, I'm too impatient to go
thru the gradualism of the
classical peyote eating, so
the next one I'll probably put
thru the garlic press too, maybe two of them. Recalling the
experience written to me a few
years back by Les Hamilton of
Massachusetts, I put about one
ounce of scotch whiskey on top
of the last peyote, figuring it
would have a synergic action
with the alkaloid and ethanoll
together, as with Dr. Martin's
peyote wine. It did produce
more of a hallucinogenic effect.
There was a glossy bird that
was all wings and turned in
every direction like a flexagon, changing its shape, and
there was a tentacular thing
that looked like a dozen eels
dancing with an octopus, and
there was a cascade of jewels
like pearls and diamonds mixed.
They were all extremely beautiful but my favorite is the
bird. I hope nobody bottles
peyote juice as a mixer with
whiskey because it would have
such a spectacular effect the
F.D.A. would probably prohibit
it immediately.
"I also found out what my
religious belief is , and what
I've got against Christianity,
Judaism, and Islam. With many
thanks to Robert Graves and
Alan Watts, I don't believe
God is the Supreme Being. I
think Goddess is. Christianity,
Judaism, and Islam have nothing but fellows among their
supernaturals -- no girls.
"I still average about 10
times a week throwing hexagrams from the Book of Changes
and average about 80% correct
on the predictions. Oracles
work two ways, you know. One
way like the Tarot (which I
still use sometimes but don't
understand well enough) has,
for any spread, a tremendously
large number of combinations
so it can blanket practically
any possible situation. Astrology, same deal. The other
kind, like the Changes and the
chevruel pendulum, are restricted, giving only comparatively
few answers that have to be
applied to a number of situations much larger than the
answers. The pendulum, for example, has, at most, four answers -- yes, no, both, and maybe .
The Book of Changes has exactly 2 to the 12th or 4096 possible answers to apply to anything and is therefore quite
abstract. One odd thing I'