Jim Carrey saw God while stranded on a mountain top with only a knife to protect him from lions and snakes. The 51-year-old actor claims the Holy Spirit protected him while he was on a "vision quest" in Arizona with the Lakota Indians, who left him alone for 24 hours on a peak in sweltering heat with just a 7ft blanket and the weapon to ward off deadly animals. He said: “I fasted for four days, I spent time in a sweat lodge and then they came in the middle of the night with a pick-up truck and blindfolded me and drove me to the top of this sacred mountain where they’d had these vision quests for a thousand years. “They left me in a little 7ft circle with a blanket and only a tiny knife to fight off cougars, mountain lions, rattlesnakes, ¬scorpions and whatever else was there. "It was so hot it felt like 150 degrees and I thought I was dying at one point. “Then at night The coyotes were howling and the place was full of rattlesnakes, and I actually spoke out loud and said, ‘God I’m scared, be with me’. “And at that point the mountain range that was above me became the perfect shape of a man laying on his back beside me. "All the fear left my body and I lay there thinking, ‘This is really happening. I’m actually seeing God and I can’t believe it. I’m so lucky’."