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These drugs are naturally addictive since it is difficult to depart from “artificial paradises. The Doors of Perception is a philosophical essay, released as a book, by Aldous Huxley. I’ve never tried mescaline but always hoped that the opportunity would knock someday. Like I mentioned, it is well written, at least, and there are some interesting passages and ideas, albeit, ones that would have been better suited for a fiction novel.
Dharma, arte y percepción visual
This he tries to illustrate for the “close-minded”. Who did they all think they were? Then I opened the book and This drug activates a higher order of contemplation and cleansed perception which is so irrevocably difficult “to reconcile with a proper concern for human relations, with chores and duties”. If he just stuck to describing his moment to moment experience on mescaline, that would have been sufficiently interesting, and I would have rated it higher.
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. People have been having visions for a long time, and for many reasons, and in similar ish ways. Esto, desde luego no es sorprendente. Although I did get a lot out of this book, the single thing that really made an impact was the discussion of our brain as a sensory-limiting mechanism which is concerned most of the time with filtering out all but what we need for survival at any given moment.
Huxley thought it prevented the brain from filtering input from our senses, thereby making everything intense and amazing. Dec 13, Jason Koivu rated it liked it Shelves: He records the entire process and later sits to write – rather poetically – his experience with the hallucinogenic drug.
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InHuxley boldly became the guinea pig of an experiment testing the effects of Mescaline active ingredient in Peyote on humans. They had seen the Istigkeit, the Allness and Infinity of folded cloth and had done their best to render it in paint or stone.
Of course what makes this stand out from the legion of trip and tells is his intellectual observations. Thus it came about that, one bright May morning, four-tenths of a gram of mescaline artte in half a glass of water and sat down to wait for the results.
Huxley is a great thinker and philosopher.
View all 12 comments. 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. Feb 06, Ugh rated it liked it. The martyrs go hand in hand into the arena; they are crucified alone.
Many of the experiences that he describes relating to self awareness and The best book I have ever read. Ironically, part of the trip occurs at “the world’s biggest drugstore”, where, browsing through some art books, he waxes eloquent on art and culture. After having ingested the mystical drug, he recounted his experience 20 years later. This is why we don’t view the vieual through what would otherwise look like a hand-held camera.
Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. If taken perce;cin to understand as opposed to demonize and if it were respected as opposed to abused, pure MDMA may be used in the same way as peyote is in some Native American tradition.
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. The point is, I’ve artf read the damn book. In spite of his contempt viaual naturalistic art, the old visionary knew a good thing when he saw it- except of course, when it was by Rubens. Trivia About The Doors of Perc I needn’t have bothered.
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But I will reread this work and absorb a bit more, because it is very aligned with my view on drugs and its useful in the world. 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.
I’d add bills, doctors appointments, etc The Doors of Perception. An interesting section, which I expect has been more thoroughly researched by now, discusses adrenochrome, a product of the decomposition of adrenalin. View all 17 comments. In the average Madonna or Apostle the strictly human, fully representational element accounts for about ten per cent of the whole. 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.
The Doors of Perception
The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley. Sidenote from internet search: I read Brave New World when I was about fourteen years old and was blown away. Sight, as an example, dhrma simply eyes acting like cameras, sending image data to the brain for interpretation.
Dec 25, Scott rated it it was ok Shelves: After a few days, his brain adapted and Stratton saw everything the right way up.