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The Doors of Perception The Doors of Perception is a philosophical essay released as a book by Aldous Huxley First published in it details his experiences when taking mescaline The book takes the form of Huxley s rec

  • Title: The Doors of Perception
  • Author: Aldous Huxley
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  • Page: 119
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Doors of Perception By Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception is a philosophical essay, released as a book, by Aldous Huxley First published in 1954, it details his experiences when taking mescaline The book takes the form of Huxley s recollection of a mescaline trip that took place over the course of an afternoon in May 1953 The book takes its title from a phrase in William Blake s 1793 poem The MarriageThe Doors of Perception is a philosophical essay, released as a book, by Aldous Huxley First published in 1954, it details his experiences when taking mescaline The book takes the form of Huxley s recollection of a mescaline trip that took place over the course of an afternoon in May 1953 The book takes its title from a phrase in William Blake s 1793 poem The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Huxley recalls the insights he experienced, which range from the purely aesthetic to sacramental vision He also incorporates later reflections on the experience and its meaning for art and religion.

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    1. November 22, 1963 That fateful day Yes, the day Huxley died His last words were LSD, 100 micrograms I.M He took psychedelic drugs less than a dozen times in his life, but he always did so with a deep spiritual purpose, never casually The Doors of Perception is a detailed account of the first time 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 For man has closed himself up, till he se [...]

    2. An erudite artist and scholar tripping on mescaline.Decades before other drug culture manifestos and hippy folios cool cat Aldous Huxley first published his Doors of Perception in 1954 the same year as Poul Anderson s The Broken Sword and Richard Matheson s I Am Legend The initial part is a first person narrative about his experiences taking peyote and his descriptions of the insight Of course what makes this stand out from the legion of trip and tells is his intellectual observations Huxley s h [...]

    3. Increasingly, I m learning that perception is far complicated than I ever imagined Sight, as an example, isn t simply eyes acting like cameras, sending image data to the brain for interpretation 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 This is why we don t view the world through what would otherwise look like a hand held camera Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has [...]

    4. Such a happy hippie trip in Huxley s wordsAldous Huxley 1894 1963 fue uno de los autores de su tiempo que se dedic a tratar con sustancias psicotr picas para su estudio psicol gico y espiritual Sus anotaciones, que fueron reconocidas, admiradas y estudiadas, tuvieron xito en ellas dilucidaba lo que pensaba que era realmente importante, y alcanzaba en su mente las puertas de la percepci n Este es uno de sus estudios, su primera vez bajo la influencia de la Mescalina Sustancia alucin gena obtenida [...]

    5. This must ve blown minds when it came out Now though, it s lost its edge Full disclosure, I m here because of The Doorsof the Jim Morrison sort Being a HUGE fan of him and the band, I absorbed all I could of them back during my teens I even read his poetry Hell, I even read William Blake s poetry, simply because it apparently influenced Morrison However, I never did get around to reading Aldous Huxley s The Doors of Perception , the book title from which the band was named WHAT THE HELL KIND OF [...]

    6. I need to read Huxleyybe I ll finally dig in to the copy of The Perennial Philosophy that I ve started on several times although probably not until after A Brief History Of Everything ose two at the same time would be just masochistic 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 That [...]

    7. Huxley Not on my list of great writers, but an interesting person with ideas There are illuminating books on psychoactive substances, but this would perform well as a primer for those completely brainwashed into thinking that drug takers are dazed hippies I see them us as seekers , people seeking to believe in something they can see and experience in an age where we don t take words like mind, soul, reason for granted any This is exactly the point of view Huxley uses here Also, imagining the gu [...]

    8. This has opened some aspects still some are in mirage I would read again and again over the ages believe will be able to decode

    9. I ve never tried mescaline but always hoped that the opportunity would knock someday The idea has only become 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.Short book but well worth the read.

    10. Huxley s writing is brilliant and a joy to read The work is littered throughout with so much religious and philosophical allusions, which adds to the thoughtful depth I found it to be quite fascinating However, his conclusions leave empty Essentially, it s religion achieved through chemistry And his conception of religion focuses purely on the subjective 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 [...]

    11. 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 However, most of the essay carried the kind of underlying tone of semi religious reverence for the effects of drugs that I hear all too much of from the kids at college The idea that the human brain can have knowledge of th [...]

    12. If I was only rating The Doors of Perception, I would be giving it 5 stars True, when I read its 50 brilliant pages in a single sitting I was feeling the first effects of a flu infection that I was hoping was going to be fought back before it could take a firm hold so far so good , but I m reasonably confident that the impression it made on me was genuine, and not a product of any fevered flights of fancy.So The Doors of Perception It s fascinating, insightful, and provided food for thought tha [...]

    13. My friend Amanda who dated married this guy based on their shared obsession with Nick Cave said I had to read this book in Oz They even got it out for me at the library I read it It was alright My genuine reaction was that this is a lazy short cuteverything he described, you could achieve drug free from mind training and meditation if my tibetan meditation teacher had to spend 30 yrs in some cave up in the Himalayas doing this and lazy people want to pay 30 and take a short cutWell.lets face it. [...]

    14. In 1936, Huxley boldly became the guinea pig of an experiment testing the effects of Mescaline active ingredient in Peyote on humans After having ingested the mystical drug, he recounted his experience 20 years later Almost instantly he enters a state of transfiguration, wildly vivid than his subjective and banal consciousness Every innocuous object has as much relevance as the birth of the universe, and everything silent and unmoving seems to scream its importance With this spiritual elevation [...]

    15. Una obra maestra Un libro valiente y revelador, de una lucidez perturbadora, no apto para menores de treinta es broma, no hay que ser siempre tan graves, tan La importancia del ensayo consiste en describir y alcanzar un estado que Huxley llama de Inteligencia Libre una p sima traducci n, p sima, dado que en el original es Mind at Large , algo as como Mente en Extensi n , lo cual es consistente con todos los argumentos que en lo posterior desarrolla , un estado en el que la conciencia pierde la n [...]

    16. Las puertas de la percepci n es un ensayo narrado en primera persona que relata los efectos que produce en el cerebro una droga llamada mescalina Aldous Huxley reivindica la utilizaci n de drogas para librarnos de las limitaciones mentales y poder percibir una realidad con menos filtros mentales o v lvulas reductoras, opini n que no comparto.La segunda mitad del libro est plagada de reflexiones filos ficas El autor analiza los valores de nuestra sociedad y el sistema educativo Gastamos actualmen [...]

    17. In 1952, Huxley, an already well established writer and intellectual decides to ingest a dose of Mescalin He records the entire process and later sits to write rather poetically his experience with the hallucinogenic drug This is his authentic testimony.In this memoir, Huxley indulges in a careful description of his visions and thoughts whilst under the effect of the drug His vicarious experience inflicted him with a shift in perception At the end of it, a vivid description he proposes some new [...]

    18. In terms of the writing itself, The Doors of Perception is a solid 4 or 5 star level it s a superbly written book Also, there are a few interesting if poorly considered ideas proposed in the book about the nature of reality as it relates to the way in which the human mind perceives it The only aspect of the book ultimately worth reading about, though, is the description of Huxley s experience on mescaline itself, told moment to moment as he experienced it The huge drawback of the book and the pr [...]

    19. I went into Aldous Huxley s The Doors of Perception with no expectations, which 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 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 But reading The [...]

    20. Aldous Huxley will always be one of my favourite writers as he has a way of capturing my imagination in a unique way I read Brave New World when I was about fourteen years old and was blown away I have since reread it a few times, and each time I am equally amazed.I found this book in my dad s library when I was eighteen, and took to it immediately I could not help but be swept up by Huxley s writing style, his intellectual examination of the drugs effects and the theories he applies to his obse [...]

    21. Another street find If you re like me, you ve always avoided this book due to it being the namesake of the band, The Doors The Doors constitute everything I find distasteful about the 1960s This is a wonderful little book which describes a mescalin trip and then offers a small amount of philosophy and opinion on art, music and the need to find a middle ground between the mindset of science and some form of spiritual search for self I find Huxley s telling so much powerful because it lacks the b [...]

    22. If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite 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.

    23. Ser arrancados de ra z de la percepci n ordinaria y ver durante unas horas sin tiempo el mundo exterior e interior, no como aparece a un animal obsesionado por la supervivencia o a un ser humano obsesionado por palabras y nociones, sino como es percibido, directa e incondicionalmente, por la Inteligencia Libre, es una experiencia de inestimable valor para cualquiera y especialmente para el intelectual Aunque ciertas verdades cient ficas hayan sido superadas desde la publicaci n de este libro, Hu [...]

    24. In this very short book, Aldous Huxley probably best known as the author of Brave New World takes mescaline and chronicles his experiences with the mind altering drug I found Huxley s thoughts on what he described as the Mind at Large , and how mescaline helped to turn off the brain s reducing valve to be very interesting However, in describing his experiences he often discussed artists and philosophers with whom I m not overly familiar Not willing to put in the effort to look all of them up, I [...]

    25. I ve had my eye on this book since I read Amusing Ourselves to Death, which I reviewed earlier this year I read a couple of comments about this essay here and there on Reddit and thought this might be a good place to reenter Huxley s writing without jumping back into a full novel So, without looking too much further into the book, I gave it a listen.From the offset, I knew it was an essay bout his experience with the drug mescaline over the course of an afternoon After taking the drug, Huxley, a [...]

    26. Huxley nos lleva por camino a trav s de su literal viaje por la experiencia del peyote o m s certeramente, su principio activo la mescalina Nos lo describe de forma tan detallada y expresiva que vamos, hasta se antoja Su punto de vista sobre la mescalina y sus efectos son bastante interesantes, pues su reflexi n es que la mescalina sirve para abrir las puertas de la percepci n que nos han sido cerradas por nuestro propio cerebro, para nuestra supervivencia As que todo lo que Huxley narra tiene q [...]

    27. Real rating 5.2 10Read by and passed along by those wishing to cement a certain association with drug use, but the reality is this work is not some ground breaking state of being Drugs were readily used during the Great Binge through out the social classes meaning that there was all ready a collective understanding of what these narcotics were doing to humanities perception, thus the perception of narcotics being a doorway to a higher spiritual awareness is left at the wayside or the college dor [...]

    28. Despu s de quitarle el barniz de cr nica de drogas, lo que queda de The doors of perception es una justificaci n utilitarista para regular el uso de las psicod licas Para Huxley el valor de esas drogas no est en la experiencia de su uso ni en sus posibles despliegues creativos, sino en una versi n impl cita del c lculo felic fico de Bentham las drogas son buenas o malas en la medida en que nos distraigan de hacer cosas m s auto destructivas Piensa a la mezcalina como un pelda o hacia la soma del [...]

    29. Put off reading this cause hey look, it s peyote turns out to be one of the most accessible texts on presence ever written It s hard to describe presence to the thinking mind, yet it is rendered here beautifully Plus, now I read that Doors band name quote thingie, bonus points I d recommend to anyone, particularly those who identify as spiritual Something worth owning and rereading, though I listened to the audiobook.

    30. Traim impreuna si suntem influentati de cei din jur, pe care, la randul nostru, ii influentam dar intotdeauna, indiferent ce am face, ramanem singuri Intelectualul fiind, prin definitie, cel pentru care, asa cum spunea Goethe, cuvantul este in esenta roditor , cel care simte ca ceea ce vedem cu ochiul ne este in sine strain si nu trebuie sa ne impresioneze profund.

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