One day in my first year away at college
It seemed my mind accessed a higher knowledge,
An ecstasy of insight into All,
Enlightening my mind before my fall
Back into ordinary consciousness
That left me vaguely able to express
Before that visionary moment waned
The marvel of the insight I’d attained.
All that remains, five decades afterwards,
Enhanced by what occult research affords,
Is my conviction that a human mind
Can travel to a hidden realm divined
By an extraordinary subtle shift
Attained not by intent, but as a gift.