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From Huxley’s gripping unfurling of his personal mescaline explorations, grounded in a still-well-founded conception of sensory perception, through his encylopedic knowledge of fine art, to his highly pertinent critique of modern education, I followed entranced, stopping only to lose myself in ruminations on his latest gem.

Mescaline is the principal active psychedelic agent of the peyote and San Pedro cacti, which have been used in Native American religious ceremonies for thousands of years. Now More Than Ever. Dr least Huxley himself could be forgiven somewhat for some of the more ludicrous ideas he proposes in the book because he wrote it in when the scientific understanding of the human brain was next to nothing. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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The Aldous Huxley Fiction Collection. It’s fascinating, insightful, and provided more food for thought than pretty much everything I read in combined.

In one book, the dress in Botticelli ‘s Judith provokes a reflection on drapery as a major artistic theme as it allows painters to include the abstract in representational art, to create mood, and also to represent the mystery of pure being. English Choose a language for shopping.

There he considered a variety of paintings in art books. Sidenote from internet search: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Or, get it for Kobo Oerception Points! The initial part is a first person narrative about his experiences taking peyote and his descriptions of the insight.


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Temporarily leaving the chronological flow, he mentions that four or five hours into the experience he was taken to the World’s Biggest Drug Store WBDSwhere he was presented with books on art.

Selected Essays ed Maurice S. Oct 18, Lindu Pindu rated it really liked it Shelves: Les Portes de la perception The Doors of Perception est un ouvrage d’Aldous Huxley, paru enqui rassemble une vingtaine d’essais de philosophie spirituelle. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. In other words, each one of us may be capable of manufacturing a chemical, minute doses of which are known to cause profound changes in consciousness.

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.

Also the reference to Plato’s mistake was remarkable. Novak, The Doors Of Perception and ” Heaven and Hell ” redefined taking mescaline and LSDalthough Huxley had not taken it until after he had written both books as a mystical experience with possible psychotherapeutic benefits, where physicians had previously thought of the drug in terms of mimicking a psychotic episode, known as psychotomimetic.

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The Doors of Perception

The appendices to Mysticism Sacred and Profane include three accounts of mescaline experiences, including those of Zaehner himself. These drugs are naturally addictive since it is difficult to depart from “artificial paradises.

He writes that he was transported into a world of farcical meaninglessness and notes that percwption experience was interesting and funny, but not religious.


It’s no surprise that he refers to Eckhart, Boehme, and eastern philosophy so often; he looks only at the “inner light” rather than consi Huxley’s writing is brilliant and a joy to read. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Also, he hoped that the book would encourage the investigation of the physiological, rather than psychological, aspects of psychiatry. View all 4 comments. In the s, an American anthropologist Weston La Barrepublished The Peyote Cultthe first study of the ritual use of peyote as an entheogen drug amongst the Huichol people of western Mexico. The Doors is a quiet book. You’ve successfully reported this review.

The book takes its title from a phrase in William Blake’s poem ‘The Marriage The Doors of Perception is a philosophical essay, released as a book, by Aldous Huxley. So they said,”What about the Shaman’s and all the other spiritual use of hallucinogen? My hopes were partially fulfilled in the second half of the essay, in which Huxley examined the natural human urge to experience the world through the lens of any kind of drug or alcohol, and how this relates to current legal policy and common conceptions of mental well-being.

InHuxley, an already well established writer and intellectual decides to ingest a dose of Mescalin. How to write lew great review. Litterature et Philosophie Melees. Read it, it’ll only take you one evening.

So the experience may not be the same for others who take the drug and do not have this background, although they will undoubtedly experience a transformation of sensation.