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The Door

“The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less sure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable mystery which it tries, forever vainly, to comprehend” 6 more words

Musings

Quote Of The Day: 08/27/2015

Reflecting on my experience, I find myself agreeing with the eminent Cambridge philosopher, Dr. C. D. Broad, “that we should do well to consider much more seriously than we have hitherto been inclined to do the type of theory which Bergson put forward in connection with memory and sense perception.

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Freemindparadigm

Slow Reading Challenge: Aldous Huxley, part 3

I apologize that I haven’t come sooner with part 3 (and the final part) I wanted to share with you in the slow reading challenge, but I was visiting schools with my daughter in Chicago and Philly and I was of course hoping that you would all leave some feedback with regard to what was in store for Mr. 1,407 more words

The Island of the Soul

“We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves. The martyrs go hand in hand into the arena; they are crucified alone. 972 more words

Writing

The Doors of Perception: Heaven and Hell

The song “End of the Night” by The Doors was directly inspired by Blake’s “Auguries of Innocence” especially the lines “Realms of bliss, realms of light, some are borne to sweet delight, some are borne to sweet delight, some are borne to the endless night.” Listen to the Doors singing… 756 more words

Visionary Blake

A Stool is a Stool is a Stool, Part 1

One frigid day in March of 2015, I had the opportunity to ingest LSD for perhaps the dozenth time. This particular “trip” is noteworthy because of its parallels with Aldous Huxley’s first experience with mescaline, documented in his famous book/essay, … 885 more words