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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Jun 27, Kyle van Oosterum rated it it was amazing Shelves: In summary, Huxley writes that the ability to think straight is not reduced while under the influence akdous mescaline, visual impressions are intensified, and the human experimenter will see no reason for action because the experience hxuley so fascinating.

For Huxley, the reconciliation of these cleansed perceptions with humanity reflects the age old debate between active and contemplative life, known as the way of Martha and the way of Mary.

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Increasingly, I’m learning that perception is far more complicated than I ever imagined. Bookish brainiac Huxley decided to try out the cactus drug peyote.

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He calls this the “Suchness of reality”, in other words, it is the undeniable essence of all things. Huxley knows that having an objective reality revealed to you is akin to Schizophrenia and he asserts that psychedelic drugs give us the heavens of Schizophrenia without its many hells.

Necessarily, of course, without success. In this memoir, Huxley indulges in a careful description of his visions and thoughts whilst under the effect of the drug.

It turned out, for certain temperaments, a seductive book. There are still people who do not feel this desire to escape themselves, [68] and religion itself need not mean escaping from the ego.

Published init details his taking mescaline in May Manufacturer warranty may not apply Learn more about Amazon Global Store. Short book but well worth the read.


The book contained “99 percent Aldous Huxley and only one half gram mescaline” according to Roland Fisher. Anyway Amandas x 2 both did their Ph. But reading I went into Aldous Huxley’s “The Doors of Perception” with no expectations, which is how a good friend told me I should approach any book rather than the spiritual and emotional awakening I have been spoiled into wanting, and so I was not surprised when I did not get one. The Doors is a quiet book.

Item s unavailable for purchase. Best known for his novels and wide-ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts. Mark Twain’s Medieval Romance. This increased his concern for his already poor eyesight and much of his work in the early part of the decade had featured metaphors of vision and sight.

As Huxley believes that contemplation should also include action and charity, he concludes that the experience represents contemplation at its height, but not its fullness. He hoped drugs might also break down the barriers of the ego, and both draw him closer to spiritual enlightenment and satisfy his quest as a seeker of knowledge.

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Nouvelles Histoires Extraordinaires, short stories by Poe translated to French by the poet Baudelaire in the original French. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Aldous Huxley Fiction Collection. Huxley was overwhelmed to the point where he decided his previous experiments, the ones detailed in Doors and Heaven and Hellhad been nothing porfes “entertaining sideshows.

Also the reference to Plato’s mistake was remarkable. Slotkin, a professor of Anthropology; and a physician, Dr. Recherches sur la nature et les causes de la richesse des nations. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. It was probably the criticisms of The Doors of Perception put lee by Robert Charles Zaehnera professor at Oxford Universitythat formed the fullest and earliest critiques from a religious and philosophical perspective.


The martyrs go hand in hand into the arena; they are crucified alone. Huxley continued to take these substances several times a year until his death, [76] but with a serious and temperate frame of mind. The mescaline was slow to take effect, but Osmond saw that after two and a half hours the drug was working and after three hours Huxley was responding well.

And his conception of religion focuses purely on xldous subjective. The point is, I’ve finally read the damn perceptioj. In one book, the dress in Botticelli ‘s Judith provokes a reflection on drapery as a major artistic theme as it allows painters to include the abstract in representational art, to create mood, and also to represent the mystery of pure being. La Barre noted that the Indian users of the cactus took it to obtain visions for prophecy, healing and inner strength.

After Osmond’s departure, Huxley and Maria left to go on a three-week, 5,mile 8,kilometre car trip around the national parks of the North West of the USA. It’s not half as interesting or entering as I’d hoped.

The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley

Duration is replaced by a perpetual present. Finally, Huxley maintains that the person who has this experience will be transformed for the better. Here he examines what the element of pure art is. Action 1 3 Feb 17, For Huxley’s biographer and friend, the author Sybille Bedfordthe book combined sincerity with simplicity, passion with detachment. Jun 15, Nick Allen rated it it was ok Shelves: