— tagged with “hallucinations”

Unfortunately, my husband Nicanor was a real drunkard. I had enough going after him in a bar and taking him home. I asked the Virgin of Zapopan for help. She worked a miracle. She appeared to my Nicanor in dazzling effulgence while he was sitting at the bar and told him: “Don’t ever drink, my son! Because you make others suffer.” My husband was mesmerized by the Virgin’s beauty and her intervention. He stopped drinking and became a more responsible person and a better worker.

Sign at the entrance: “Women and men in uniform not allowed.”

My brother Luis was given cookies with peyote. I didn’t know what was inside, and, since I was hungry, I ate three cookies. After that I had terrible hallucinations with demons. I though I was sticked to the ceiling. I thank Saint Barbara for I didn’t die or go crazy.

Carlos Alonso was completely lost in the drugs. One day he had a hallucination with a devil biting his arm. He thanks Saint Michael for this experience and promises to go to rehab.

Enriqueta was suffering from a very severe insomnia. She even began seeing her late finance appearing at nights. She thanks Saint Rita because after the prayers she was back to rest again.

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After a shipwreck, I found myself on a small island. I had only a boat to fish to survive. Suddenly two beautiful mermaids appeared from the sea. They apparently were in love with me. I don’t know if it was a hallucination, my nerves or just a pleasant dream. I thank the Virgin.

Amador Ramirez
Island of Women — May 7, 1969

I lost in the desert and had an incredible experince. But you, Virgin, helped me out of this trouble.

I thank the Virgin for the opportunity to try hallucinogenic mushrooms and to go to an incredible magic trip one can ever imagine. It helped me to find a great inner peace

My husband was an old hippy who used to smoke marijuana all the day long. He did so for inspiration and to draw better. However instead of this he became more stupid. One day he began seeing flying cats. He though it was funny. But when the cats smiled at him and started talking with him, he got scared. After that he decided to quit smoking. I thank the Virgin because my house doesn’t smell like marijuana anymore and my husband even found a regular job.

I had a slight fever, And the night I had hallucinations with the ghosts of enormous mosquitos. They were looking at me reproachfully, because I had sprayed insecticide on them. They wanted to bite me. I prayed Saint Quiteria for help, and the next day I had no fever. However I ordered to put mosquito nets on all the windows, because I didn’t want to have any more visits from the mosquitos ghosts.

Margarita Luna had a high fever and it caused her some horrible hallucinations with monsters that stared at her. She woke up crying. Her mother prayed to the Virgin of San Juan so that she would subdue the girl’s fever. The Virgin heard the prayers, and now Margarita has sweet dreams. They thank the Holy Virgin.

Gregorio Aladero went to the desert to eat peyote. He thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe because, although he had strange hallucinations, he wasn’t frightened and didn’t succumb to paranoia. No insect, no snake bit him. He had a lot of wonderful discoveries during his trip, so he feels happy.

My husband was spending time drinking at the bar and didn’t work. One day he saw his buddy Samuel Rios’s skeleton who had died of drink. The skeleton offered him to drink to the best. My husband was so scared with this hallucination that he stopped drinking. I thank the Virgin of San Juan for it happened.