Having a background as an artist, I have for many years been interested in the hallucinogens and the visual inspiration and insight that results. My last trip involving Equadores was quite interesting. For some reason the on-set of the effects was rather slow. I ate the mushroom and 1.5 hours later no effect. As a result, I proceeded to do what you really should not do and took some more. Shortly after this I was sitting in a friendly local tavern (Fells Point ) and the bottles behind the bar and the cash register took on that familiar movement and look indicative of the first effects. At that point I closed my eyes and was lost in a spiral of star patterns against a dark background. The stars spiraled up into space and I felt tremendously peaceful with an intense body high effect. From there I wandered into another tavern known for its great cask conditioned ales. Upon entering I was shocked at the visual beauty and profound contrast of characters. The tavern was rather full and in front of me sat an old character with Santa hat in a wheel chair grinding his teeth and drinking Irish Whisky. In contrast were beautiful young women and a blond Swedish looking couple with a beautiful baby. The entire scene took on the quality of an illuminated painting similar to northern European renaissance (Breugal, Van Eyke) with rich colors and bizarre characters. Finally I could no longer handle the beauty of this vision and stumbled out into the cold realm of what looked like alien space. The small trees planted along the road resembled alien creatures with thin bony fingers. I was lost. I was not sure who I was or where I was going. Finally by the grace of the tripping saint or what ever, I found my way home. Although it can be harrowing, afterwards I am really moved and never loose my interest in this stuff.