“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
— Leonardo da Vinci
Was da Vinci possibly talking about a psychedelic experience??
Because planes & any type of flying machine were non-existent in da Vinci’s time.
Maybe da Vinci ate some magic mushrooms & experienced the mystical, the transcendent, the beyond, or “flight” as da Vinci calls it.
And yes, similar to da Vinci, the mystical experiences I’ve tasted have created a longing in me to integrate the mystical into my daily life & appreciate those moments when they arise.