Platonic nightmare fodder

In the fifth Ennead he even compared it to the effects of drugs. But Plotinus’ most compelling metaphor of the Nous was of “a richly varied sphere, a globe of faces radiant with living faces, all the pure souls running together into the same place.” […] The noetic faces are described as radiant, covering the whole of a sphere, and probably looking out from it. The faces need not be pictured as joyful since the Nous is not a particularly benevolent entity. (Theodore Sabo, The Nous: A Globe of Faces)