Once again, I’m posting something from the My Life With Kant days. Across two episodes, I covered Alcoholics Anonymous and “The Big Book”.
Since the audio recording is of poor quality, I’m only posting the transcripts. 2,916 more words
Drugs, eh? Specifically – mescaline. It’s not the type of stuff you smack home on a daily basis, but Aldous Huxley’s the Doors of Perception was enough to make Jim Morrison name his band after this ode to getting out of it. 388 more words
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There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.”
Huxley cited his fascination with Blake as a primary factor in his decision to take mescaline, which he hoped would help him transcend the self and see the world without the usual filters on reality: “the drug would admit me at least for a few hours, into the kind of inner world described by Blake.” His book of the experience, … 2,031 more words
Aldous Huxley talks about a lot of interesting things in his book The Doors of Perception. He’s talked about a lot of things that I’ve pocketed for later use in conversation. 1,702 more words