I’m not sure if you’re critiquing how I dropped acid, or how I write, but in any case:
Re: the writing — I told the part of the story I wanted to tell, focusing on what I thought was most interesting. The exeprience certainly didn’t feel “common” to me. There were many profound interpersonal moments that day, but I didn’t include them because that would have been a different kind of story than I wanted to write. And because some things we choose to keep to ourselves.
And in regards to Leary’s book, I’ll check it out now, but I’d wager an infinitesimal % of the people who’ve dropped acid are aware that if they didn’t read the instruction manual beforehand, they did it “wrong”.