Speaking about his spiritual beliefs McCartney said in an interview with the Sunday Times that he believed there was ‘something higher’ and linked it to his experience of taking Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) with a group of people including art dealer and gallery owner Robert Fraser.
‘We were immediately nailed to the sofa’ he recalled.
‘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’ he continued.
‘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’.
DMT became popular in the 1960s as a faster-working alternative to more widely-known hallucinogenics such as LSD and magic mushrooms.