During 1967, John was at his LSD peak, to which one day, the following interesting, and quite humorous incident, took place:
“At one point Lennon even called a meeting at the Beatles’ London office to announce that he had only recently discovered that he was, in fact, Jesus Christ come to earth yet again. ‘I got a message on acid that you should destroy your ego and I did,’ he said. ‘I was reading that stupid book of [Timothy] Leary’s and all that shit.’”
“The so-called inner circle – comprising the Beatles, Derek Taylor, Neil Aspinall, and myself – was summoned to a secret board meeting at Apple. All took their places in a state of keen suspense over the reason for this urgent conclave.
‘Right,’ John began from behind his desk. ‘I’ve something very important to tell you all. I am Jesus Christ come back again. This is my thing.’
Paul, George, Ringo and their closest friends stared back, stunned. I found the scene utterly surreal, and was half-laughing inwardly, thinking to myself with real affection, ‘What the fucking hell is he going to get up to next?’ That was really the magic of the man, you never knew.
…The meeting was quickly adjourned, as it was also unanimously agreed we should all have a drink and bite to eat.
At the restaurant, while we were waiting for a table, an affable older fellow recognized John and said, ‘Really nice to meet you, how are you?’
‘Actually,’ John replied, as sincere as I’d ever seen him, ‘I’m Jesus Christ.’
‘Oh, really,’ said the man blandly. ‘Well, I loved your last record. Thought it was great.’”