Paul McCartney "Saw God" During A DMT Trip

By Victoria Kim 09/06/18

The legendary musician described a past hallucinogenic trip in a recent interview with The Sunday Times.

Paul McCartney

Former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney, had a vision of a higher power while tripping on DMT (dimethyltryptamine), back in the Fab Four’s heyday. He described the experience, and the impact it had on him, with the Sunday Times.

“There was a gallery owner Robert Fraser, me, a couple of others. We were immediately nailed to the sofa. And I saw God, this amazing towering thing, and I was humbled,” he said.

The musician admitted that he will “cherry-pick” aspects of his spirituality, but ultimately, he says, “I do think there is something higher.”

His vision continues: “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.”

This experience would fuel the hope that he is still connected with his late loved ones: “Having lost both my parents and Linda, and having experienced people close to me dying, you often hear this from others when you say you’re missing a person so much. ‘Don’t worry,’ they say. ‘They’re here, looking down on you.’ And there’s part of you that thinks there is no proof of that. But there’s part of you that wants to believe it.”

The 76-year-old musician was never one to shy away from his drug use. In a two-minute clip available on YouTube, the singer, much younger, candidly fields a question about his use of LSD raised by a persistent reporter.

McCartney, whose latest album Egypt Station will be released on September 7, has also admitted in past interviews that he felt depressed following the break-up of The Beatles in 1970, and coped by drinking alcohol.

“I was breaking from my lifelong friends, not knowing whether I was going to continue in music. I took to the bevvies (slang for drinks). I took to a wee dram,” he said, according to Yahoo.

“It was great at first, then suddenly I wasn’t having a good time. It wasn’t working. I wanted to get back to square one, so I ended up forming Wings (his rock band formed in 1971).”

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