There were opium-dens, where one could buy oblivion, dens of horror where the memory of old sins could be destroyed by the madness of sins that were new. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

“It seemed to her as if her body were altogether too heavy for her; she had the feeling so well known to opium- smokers, which they call “clou’e ‘a terre.” It is as if the body clung desperately to the earth, by its own weight, and yet in the same way as a tired child nestles to its mother’s breast. In this sensation there is a perfect lassitude mingled with a perfect longing. It may be that it is the counterpart of the freedom of the soul of which it is the herald and companion.”― Aleister Crowley, Moonchild

Source: There were opium-dens, where one could buy oblivion, dens of horror where the memory of old sins could be destroyed by the madness of sins that were new. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY