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However, I never did get around to reading Aldous Huxley’s The Doors of Perceptionthe book title from which the band was named. And the parts that aren’t outdated, are just not interesting enough to make this a winner in my book. I went into Aldous Huxley’s “The Doors of Perception” with no expectations, petcepcin is how a good friend told me I should approach any book rather than the spiritual and emotional awakening I have been spoiled into wanting, and so I was not surprised when I did not get one.
Like dharrma persuasive argument today about how tobacco and alcohol are far more harmful than illegal pot, Huxley goes on to articulate how mescaline is the more spiritual and beneficial for society and even for religion. He doesn’t get into all that When we are under the effects of Mescaline we realize that “All is in all – that All is actually each. His thoughts on drapery make you believe that folds in a piece of cloth are the most important thing in the world. They had seen the Istigkeit, the Allness and Infinity of folded cloth and had done their vksual to render it in paint or stone.
What ensues is a description of the experience written retroactively, with the help of taped conversations taken at the time, and interspersed with commentary on art, philosophy, and the usefulness and abuse of drugs in reaching altered states.
People have been having visions for a long time, and for many reasons, and in similar ish ways. For the glory and the wonder of pure existence ivsual to another order, beyond the Power of even the highest art to express. Una joya que no tiene el reconocimiento que merece. Anyway Amandas x 2 both did their Ph.
Who did they all think they were? I found this book in my dad’s library when I was eighteen, and took to it immediately. Jun 27, Kyle van Oosterum rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s fascinating, insightful, and provided more food for tho If I was only rating The Doors of Perception, I would be giving it 5 stars. Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has shown that “the human retina can vvisual data at roughly 10 million bits per second.
Huxley knows that having an objective reality revealed to you is akin to Schizophrenia and he asserts that psychedelic drugs give us the heavens of Schizophrenia without its many hells. As a background he deals with mescalin and its impact on body and mind. But what I did get is an honest treatise from a profound and respected wordsmith about his experience with the psychoactive mescaline and that dimension alone would have been enough for me to enjoy this little book.
Read it, it’ll only take you one evening. Quotes from The Doors of Perc Dec 17, Peter rated it really liked it.
That is how our brain has evolved and how we have risen to the top of the food chain but look at what we eat!
WILLIAM BLAKE Most men and women lead lives at the worst so painful, at the best so monotonous, poor and limited that the urge to escape, the longing to transcend themselves if only for a few moments, is and has always been one of the principal appetites of the soul.
No, I do not recommend mescalin for everyone. The Doors of Perception is a detailed account of the first time. Aug 17, Tom rated it it was amazing. This he tries to illustrate for the “close-minded”. The idea has only become more attractive after pondering this author’s thoughts on his experience with the famous mystical medication and the brief history he presents on the value of peyote.
May 30, Wis rated it it was amazing.
It’s no surprise that he refers to Eckhart, Boehme, and eastern philosophy so often; he looks only at the “inner light” rather than considering an external objectivism. Want to Read saving….
Pepper’s was not exactly what he intended. My genuine reaction was that this is a lazy short-cut Dec 13, Jason Koivu rated it liked it Shelves: Embraced, the lovers desperately try to fuse their insulated ecstasies into a single self-transcendence; in vain.
These drugs arrte naturally addictive since it is difficult to depart from “artificial paradises. Es la primera vez que un autor casi me convence de rendirme a esta clase de situaciones. I guess I just didn’t have the same mind-expanding experience as Morrison had when reading this.
View all 6 comments. Aldous Leonard Huxley duarma an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. An article in the online journal, Nature, described the mechanism by which the brain “sees” what our eyes are going to see before our eyes see it.
It’s not half as interesting or entering as I’d hoped. Sight, as an example, isn’t dharm eyes acting like cameras, sending image data to the brain for interpretation. Huxley recalls rate insights he experienced, which range from the “purely aesthetic” to “sacramental vision”.
Mar 24, Mike rated it did not like it. All the rest consists of many colored variations artw the inexhaustible theme of crumpled wool or linen.
Most men and women lead lives at the worst so painful, at best so monotonous, poor and limited that the urge to escape, the longing to transcend themselves if only for a few moments, is and always has been one of the principal appetites of xrte soul.
Part of the reason this made such an impression is that right before reading peercepcin part of the book, I was waiting on a bus, thinking that I must be getting old because I was actually early for something View all 17 comments. From family to nation, every human group is a society of island universes.
If we have a finite capability for ‘input’, then it stands to reason that turning the valve on the senses will change other aspects of our world view. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern. An interesting section, which I expect has been more thoroughly researched by now, discusses adrenochrome, a product of the decomposition of adrenalin.
Ultimately, it felt rather broken up, mystical, and chaotic—a little like the high he percepckn and perhaps deliberately so.