Paul McCartney says he “saw God” while tripping on DMT in new interview

In a recent interview, Paul McCartney revealed that at the peak of his career with The Beatles he “saw God” during a DMT (Dimethyltryptamine) trip.

In a new interview, Paul McCartney says he “saw God” while tripping on DMT back in the Beatles heyday.

In the interview with the UK Sunday Times, McCartney said that his spiritual beliefs were often “cherry picked”, but he definitely held the belief that there was “something higher” out there, describing the time he took the drug alongside his art dealer and gallery owner friend, Robert Fraser.

“We were immediately nailed to the sofa, and I saw God, this amazing towering thing, and I was humbled. And what I’m saying is, that moment didn’t turn my life around, but it was a clue.”

“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.”

Following a wave of interest in psychedelics in the 1960s, DMT became widely used as an alternative to more conventional hallucinogens like mushrooms and LSD as it worked faster and was more intense.

Later this week, Paul McCartney will be releasing his new studio album Egypt Station, his first in five years.

I liked the words ‘Egypt Station’, it reminded me of the ‘album’ albums we used to make.”

“’Egypt Station’ starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station. So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from.”

[via NME]