Voyage 34 (Phase One 1998 Mix)
This remarkable, sometimes incoherent transcript illustrates a phantasmagoria of fear, terror, grief, exaltation and finally breakdown.. . Its' highlights have been compressed on this recording to make their own disquieting points.. . The time is 9:30 pm, 1 hour after the participants have eaten sugar cubes saturated with LSD. We hear brian and his fellow travelers observing their gradual transformation.. . Brian's been amusing his friends by chewing on some plastic flashbulbs.. . Brians' mood is gradually changing, he orders all of his friends into another room, closes the door, he sits alone on a wooden floor, visible only by the dim light shining from the bathroom. He talks to himself.. . The time is now 1 am, Brian is unable to snap his fingers and terminate the trip, which continues.. . He sobs, as his joy turns to fear.. . Brians' rocky journey ended 12 hours after it had so innocently begun, he was shattered by it.. . This young man never had a bummer in some 33 LSD trips. Every one of them was a delight, everything under control. He needed only to snap his fingers and down he came, anytime. But on voyage 34 he finally met himself coming down an up-staircase, and the encounter was crushing.. .