Author: Jan Scholten
663.14.17 Lophophora williamsii, Anahalonium
Names: Anhalonium lewinii. Lophophora williamsii.
English: Peyote, Peyotl, Mescal buttons.
Source: Boericke, Clarke, Havelock Ellis, Murphy, Wier Mitchell.
Ecstasy, MDMA, is a substance which is very close to anhalonium or peyote. It shows the strong connection with the heart. The heart can be wide open, loving everyone in the world. Or the heart can be completely closed off, having no contact with anyone. These are the two sides of the Cactaceae. In Anhalonium it is in the extreme, being Stage 17.
The theme of heart, love and relationships is general for the Caryophyllales. They have the theme of the Silicon series strongly.
Senses coincide: colourful, brilliant, fantastic shapes, moving with music. Moving scenes, dances. Natural objects seem more brilliant, shadows deepened, flickering of lights greatly exaggerated.
Senses: acute disordered; loss of conception of time.
Delusion: self is double, body transparent, monsters, gruesome. Loss of identity.
Anxiety, neurosis, insanity, delirium. Schizophrenia.
Sad, gloomy, depression; melancholy; suicidal.
Mental weakness, slow, dull, drowsy.
Loss of conception of time.
Distrust and resentment.
Mood: changeable, suddenly, irrational, ecstasy.
Diminution of willpower, apathy and slow reactions. Lazy contentment.
Sex: increased or diminished.
Dissociation, in space and time.
Hallucinations, visual, hearing.
Weather: chilly, whole body; < changes.
Physical: < closing eyes, < motion, > lying.
Head: headache, tired, frontal, occipital, + visual zigzags.
Eyes: pupils dilated, accommodation impaired; ptosis.
Ears: hearing, disorders.
Face: scarcely moving, lips, jaws clenched; neuralgias, trigeminal, ophthalmic, maxillary, frontal, naso-ciliary nerve.
Nose: smell acute, as of perfume; blunted.
Mouth: tongue paralysis.
Throat: Basedow's disease; goitre; hyperthyreosis.
Lungs: respiration difficult, breathing shallow.
Heart: numb; weak; pulse slow; stitching pain, < rest.
Stomach: nausea, < motion, > lying.
Limbs: burning, fine tremor, incoordination; muscles tense or weak; reflex increased; hot palms, soles; hands large or small.