by the great French poet & painter, Henri
Michaux. Very Beautifully translated by Louise Varese, this
book records in words and drawings the poet's profound experience
with mescaline, the hallucinogen which Michaux described as a drug
that "de-mystifies," unmasking the mind and its secrets
and the secrets of consciousness itself.
The first in a series of works detailing his experiments with
drugs. Here it is a search for knowledge through mescaline. We
follow his many anguishes and ecstasies through short pieces and
drawings that are a product of both reflection on his past
experience and his heated imagination during intoxication.