…And no, we aren’t talking about a vacation.
Paul McCartney gave an interview to U.K.’s The Times where he recalls taking dimethyltryptamine (DMT) and seeing God.
“There was the gallery owner Robert Fraser, me, a couple of others,” said McCartney. “We were immediately nailed to the sofa. And I saw God, this amazing towering thing, and I was humbled. And what I’m saying is, that moment didn’t turn my life around, but it was a clue. It was huge. A massive wall that I couldn’t see the top of, and I was at the bottom. And anybody else would say it’s just the drug, the hallucination, but both Robert and I were, like, ‘Did you see that?’ We felt we had seen a higher thing.”
Of course, Macca would have a transcending experience! The only thing that happened to this writer when high was experiencing a panic attack that then resulted in eating half a family size box of Froot Loops during the comedown.
These days, McCartney is too busy to be indulging in the hallucinogens. After all, you have to have your faculties in check when you’re dropping a new album, Egypt Station, this Friday, September 7, which is available for pre-order through various digital platforms here and at PaulMcCartney.com where fans will find exclusive album bundles.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.