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Mescaline has the advantage of not provoking violence in takers, but its effects last an inconveniently long time and some users can have pportes reactions.

However Huxley was dismayed that Doors had been used in the launch of the counterculture of the s. After lunch and the drive to the WBDS he returns home and to his ordinary state of mind. What ensues is a description aldoous 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.

Professor of religion and philosophy Huston Smith took issue with the belief that Mysticism Sacred and Profane had fully examined and refuted Huxley’s claims made in The Doors of Perception. Published init details his taking mescaline in May The second part, though, is what really hooked me.

Bookish brainiac Huxley decided to try out the cactus drug peyote. Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has shown that “the human retina can transmit data at roughly 10 million bits per second. For the glory and the wonder of pure existence belong to another order, beyond the Power of even the highest art to express. To ask other readers questions about The Doors of Perceptionplease sign up.

The Father and Daughter: The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley. The book stated that the drug could be used to research the unconscious mind. Would you like us to take another look at this review? I’m planning to trip on shrooms psilocybin soon so I read this to give me an idea of what to expect.


Huxley observes that flowers, tables, landscapes and art objectively manifest themselves and present truths which are ensconced under aldouw biased lens through which we perceive reality. According to her account of his percetion, in This Timeless Moment, she obliged with an injection at The Doors of Perception.

Broad that to enable us to live, the brain and nervous system eliminate unessential information from the totality of the ‘ Mind at Large ‘. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points!

All this is necessary from an evolutionary point-of-view, since survival depends on quick data interpretation and reaction–useful for escaping lions, for example. Osmond arrived at Huxley’s house in West Hollywood on Sunday, 3 Mayand recorded his impressions of the famous author as a tolerant and kind man, although he had expected otherwise. As an aside, when I discussed the book with my father, I learned that he had worked with the psychiatrist Humphry Osmond at the Lea Mental Hospital in Saskatchewan during early experimentation with LSD.

Although I did get a lot out of this book, the single thing that really made an impact was the huxle 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 an I need to read more Huxley The mescaline was slow ee take effect, but Osmond saw that after two and a half hours the drug was working and after three hours Huxley was lz well.

It’s not half as interesting or entering as I’d hoped.

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A surprisingly entertaining and illuminating essay. Amazon Global Store UK International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions. Mar 09, Avishek Das rated it really liked it. Koreana – Summer French. What Huxley does is steer the reader from the lights and colors and the cheap thrills and focus on pertinent effects of hallucinogens; the deliverance of monotony, the fount of inspiration, the cleansed eyes that it may provide.


This is exactly the point of view Huxley uses here. Prueba de esto se corrobora cuando afirma: In this memoir, Huxley indulges in a careful description of his visions and thoughts whilst under the effect of the drug. To which his colleague, Professor Priceretorts in effect, ‘Speak for yourself! At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Firstly, the urge to transcend one’s self is universal through times and cultures and was characterised by H. For Huxley’s biographer and friend, the author Sybille Bedfordthe book combined sincerity with simplicity, passion with detachment.

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 the soul. The title comes from William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. By its very nature hyxley embodied spirit is doomed to suffer and enjoy in solitude.

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This is why we don’t view the world through what would otherwise look like a hand-held camera. His thoughts on drapery make you believe that folds in a piece of cloth are the most important thing in the world.

That the longing to transcend oneself is “one of the principal appetites of the soul” [67] is questioned by Zaehner. Huxley had first heard of peyote use in ceremonies of the Native American Church in New Mexico soon after coming to the United States in