Welcome to Issue 4! We invite you, reader, to open — or perhaps cleanse — your “Doors of Perception”.
We must have to admit, the fault lies first on William Blake for this issue’s theme. 463 more words
I remember picking up The Doors of Perception/Heaven and Hell when I was 17 and not understanding a fucking word. Then I took hallucinogenics and suddenly, I understood everything. 214 more words
Just the other morning, my best friend from childhood tagged me in a brand new Facebook Challenge; in the back of my head, all I could pray was that it had nothing to do with Ice, Buckets or viral infamy – instead, I was urged to impart some wisdom in the form of books. 1,312 more words
Today marks the 120th birthday of English novelist and prolific essayist Aldous Huxley. The Brave New World author’s scathing critique of the mass media and the government (and their use of technology) positioned him at the center of intellectual discourse and made him one of the most widely read science fiction authors of his time. 119 more words
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That humanity at large will ever be able to dispense from artificial realities seems very unlikely. 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.