ÉPISTÉMOLOGIE D’UN BEST-SELLER: ALDOUS HUXLEY, LES. PORTES DE LA PERCEPTION. Sophie Sendra. EDP Sciences | «Psychologie Clinique». Les Portes De La Perception D’aldous Huxley. 24 likes. Book. Les Portes de la perception (The Doors of Perception) est un ouvrage d’Aldous Huxley, paru en , qui rassemble une vingtaine d’essais de philosophie.

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The review must be at least 50 characters long. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. The initial part is a first person narrative about his experiences taking peyote and his descriptions of the insight.

That he ends up on the cover of Sgt. Osmond’s paper set out results from his research into schizophrenia using mescaline that he had been undertaking with colleagues, doctors Abram Hoffer and John Smythies. Nowadays this stuff is so commonplace as to make this book almost quaint.

The Doors of Perception. There he considered a variety of paintings in art books. Photographs show Huxley standing, alternately arms on hips and outstretched with a grin on his face.

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As a background he deals with mescalin and its huxoey on body and mind. I’m planning to trip on shrooms psilocybin soon so I read this to give me an idea of what to expect.

His sickness consists in the inability to take refuge from inner and outer reality as the sane person habitually does in the homemade universe of common sense – the strictly human world of useful notions, shared symbols and socially acceptable conventions.


With this spiritual elevation, “place and distance eprception to be of much interest,” and time appears paralyzed yet on the verge of disappearing. At least Huxley himself could be forgiven somewhat for some of the more ludicrous ideas he proposes in the book because he wrote it in when the scientific understanding lex the human brain was next to nothing.

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A variety of influences have been claimed for the book. Like me, you may recognize your own perceptions in the beautiful and lucid writing. For Huxley’s biographer and friend, the author Sybille Bedfordthe book combined sincerity with simplicity, passion with detachment.

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Counterculture Entheogen Smart shop Trip sitter Psychedelic microdosing. InHuxley, an already well established writer and intellectual decides to ingest a dose of Mescalin. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. But in Judith’s skirt I could clearly see what, if I had been a painter of genius, I might have made of my old gray flannels.

A surprisingly entertaining and illuminating essay. Firstly, the urge to transcend one’s self is universal through times and cultures and was characterised by H. Most of the essay described exactly that.

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Most men and women lead lives at the worst so painful, at best so monotonous, poor and limited that the urge to escape, the longing to transcend themselves if only for a few moments, is and always has been one of the principal appetites of the soul. 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.


What ensues is a description of the experience written retroactively, with the help of taped conversations taken at the time, and interspersed with commentary on art, philosophy, and the usefulness and abuse of drugs in reaching altered states. Watch “Rock Of Love”? Was it better to pursue a course of careful psychological experimentation InZaehner published an article called The Menace of Mescalinein which he asserted that “artificial interference with consciousness” could have nothing to do with the Christian “Beatific Vision”.

Whats great about this book, its not a huge book in terms of pages but the content is huge not letter count? Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I mean, if you’ve got to use filler in a 60 page novette, the book probably could’ve just been a lengthy article or pamphlet.

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