People that have watched Joe perform say they had a profound mystical experience. Some compared it to the birth of a child or the death of a parent, the experience included such things as a sense of pure awareness and a merging with ultimate reality, a transcendence of time and space, a feeling of sacredness or awe, and deeply felt positive mood like joy, peace, and love. some people said, “they can’t possibly put it into words.” 36 people were surveyed for this bio. A small percentage of the people were frightened. 24 of the people filled out a questionnaire and ranked watching Joe Lehnig in the top five most spiritually significant experiences of their lives. The average age of those surveyed was 46, they had never participated in any type of religious or spiritual activities. But all have used hallucinogens.