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Book of da Week: The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley

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


The Doors of Perception

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There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.”

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Opening the Doors of Perception, by Aldous Huxley

William Blake, Mescaline, and the end of Time

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

William Blake

Words of the Week 33/2016 - Aldous Huxley

Words of the Week 33/2016

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer, novelist, philosopher, and prominent member of the Huxley family. 170 more words


The Marriage of Heaven & Hell

William Blake is the occult artist. Drawing from the various dissenting and mystical currents that were circulating in late 18th century London he created a personal mythology that is unique in the history of art and literature. 268 more words


Infinite Perception: On Breaking Down (from Visions)

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

A Bit of Aldous Huxley's Take on Life and Humanity

Aldous Huxley

Born 1894, died of cancer in 1963 (probably due to smoking)

Best known for his dystopian 1932 novel, “Brave New World,” this outstanding writer and great mind can be better known to those unfamiliar with him by reading here:  84 more words