Dr. David Hawkins said:
It is this experience of higher states that people become addicted. A good illustration is presented in the classic movie, Lost Horizon. Shangri-La (the movie’s metaphor for unconditional love and beauty) calibrates as a concept at 600 (on our list of spiritual experiences – very high) Once experienced, it reprograms the experiencer so that he is never content with ordinary consciousness again. The hero of the movie discovers this fact when he is unable to find happiness again in the ordinary world after returning from Shangri-La. He then gives up everything in order to seek out and return to that state of consciousness, spending years in a struggle, which almost costs him his life, to find Shangri-La again.