Stoned for Life with M.I.H. - Mentally Induced Highs : How Heads Can Ignite Powerful Psychedelic Trips - At Will - Without Drugs
"I am becoming a man who can turn on the Ecstatic Joy of psychedelic experiences whenever I want. And when you get right down to it, this Ecstatic Joy of life is the one, the only desirable goal, the one that all other goals are supposed to serve and produce."
"If you have been smoking or dropping for some years now, your mind is already acquainted with the various characteristics of your particular highs. You can learn to reproduce these states at will, if you are willing to make an effort equivalent to that required to learn to wiggle your ears.
MIH is not another religion or philosophy. It is a specific plan of action demanding fifteen minutes a day for 8 weeks, with the purely hedonistic aim of achieving strong highs, rapidly and easily. What you do when you get there is your business."
[NY]: M.I.H., Mentally Induced Highs, 1970. Small 8vo. Perfect-bound in printed yellow wraps. 126 leaves. Light soiling to wraps; very good or better. With a laid-in postcard addressed to M.I.H., requesting from the reader a "brief, publishable report on your achievements."
A mysterious and unusual primer on inducing psychedelic states through mental training. The text, set in black rectangles on versos only (with blank rectangles on facing pages), slips between psychological jargon, period drug-speak, and pragmatic plain-talk, instructing readers on the steps necessary to "turn off a particular device, the Gestalt Depressor" and thus allow themselves to exist in a self-directed state of permanent high. We have been unable to turn up any information, whether bio- or bibliographical, about Laverne, and are inclined to believe that his absence from the historical record may indeed stand as proof of the methodology here laid out. At any rate, OCLC locates only a single holding of this scarce work, at Howard University.