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Selected writings from the author of Brave New World and The Doors of Perception on the role of psychedelics in society Includes letters and lectures by Huxley never published elsewhere In May 1953 Aldous Huxley took four tenths of a gram of mescaline The mystical and transcendent experience that followed set him off on an exploration that was to produce a revolutionary body of work about the inner reaches of the human mind Huxley was decades ahead of his time in his anticipation of the dan. Aldous Huxley was clearly a man ahead of his time imagine an English intellectual in the 1940's writing about mescaline and LSD how they relate to psychology sociology and religion in modern timesThis was not a cult leader or an Edgar CayceAleister Crowley sort of philosopher his essays were published in periodicals as varied as the Saturday Evening Post and Playboy Magazine He was one of the ultimate explorers of the mind Many of his thoughts from the 40's and the 50's still sound as relevant today as the day they were writtenHis timeless thoughts are his genius I recommend this book highly Winters Heat (Omega Boys, ultimate explorers of the mind Many of his thoughts from the 40's and the 50's still sound as relevant today as the day they were writtenHis timeless thoughts are his genius I recommend this book highly

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Gers modern culture was creating through explosive population increase headlong technological advance and militant nationalism and he saw psychedelics as the greatest means at our disposal to remind adults that the real world is very different from the misshapen universe they have created for themselves by means of their culture conditioned prejudices Much of Huxley's writings following his 1953 mescaline experiment can be seen as his attempt to reveal the power of these substances to awake. i found this in my house only its a first edition from 1977 with albert hoffman and alexander shulgin Dahlia Black universe they have created for themselves by means of their culture conditioned prejudices Much of Huxley's writings following his 1953 mescaline experiment can be seen as his attempt to reveal the power of these substances to awake. i found this in my house only its a first edition from 1977 with albert hoffman and alexander shulgin

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N a sense of the sacred in people living in a technological society hostile to mystical revelations Moksha a Sanskrit word meaning liberation is a collection of the prophetic and visionary writings of Aldous Huxley It includes selections from his acclaimed novels Brave New World and Island both of which envision societies centered around the use of psychedelics as stabilizing forces as well as pieces from The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell his famous works on consciousness expansio. This is a fascinating book for anyone interested in experiences of altered consciousness Moksha is Sanskrit for enlightenment When Huxley wrote Doors of Perception he had only taken one dose of mescaline the active ingredient of a particular Mexican cactus He had far experience of mescaline LSD and psilosybin the active ingredient of psychoactive mushrooms when he wrote these letters articles and lecturesHuxley is a superbly elouent writer yet even he emphasizes the indescribable uality of these experiences though he gives it his best shot He outlines three levels of experience that may be induced aesthetic visionary and mystical with each taking the subject further from the bonds of everyday ordinary consciousness He uses several phrases repeatedly such as the dissolution of the subject object experience – the 'at oneness' that often marks numinous experience In spite of the inherent tragedy within human life he also freuently refers to “the essential All Rightness of the universe” He acknowledges that prior to his psychedelic experiments he dismissed the phrase “God is love” as some vague salve offered by religious types but having taken these drugs came to fully understand its meaning Huxley also recognised evidence of similar experiences in the work of Wordsworth Blake and others especially Blake’s insight that “gratitude is heaven”Nevertheless Huxley had the occasional ‘bad trip’ and was aware that others had experiences that were truly hellish He believed this was a reflection of their extant state of mind and thought that the drugs in some way remove the barriers – “the reducing valve” that ordinarily restrict both the ability to experience ecstasy and the descent into the darkest recesses of the psyche He warns against trying these drugs without proper supervisionIn his lectures and articles Huxley describes various historical and contemporary methods of achieving these altered states The chemical route he argues is as old as humanity itself and lists many of the plants used by shamans across time But he also refers to various mortifications of the flesh methods favoured by religious ascetics over the centuries such as extreme fasting sleep deprivation self flagellation and so forth Finally and comfortably one must assume are the various types of meditation that are meant to focus the mind on one physical point to such an extent that the ego or the reducing valve as Huxley calls it disintegratesHuxley died of cancer in 1963 writing right up to the last days of his life He sincerely believed that everyone particularly adolescents should receive regular doses of these psychedelics seeing this as the best chance humanity had of achieving happiness and world peace He would have been dismayed; to the best of my knowledge these drugs are still illegal in most countries Interestingly recent research in the USA indicates that psilosybin may dramatically resolve the symptoms of depression including chronic depression in the long term after only one or two doses Trials continue Huxley may yet be proved right Warrior Women use of psychedelics as stabilizing forces as well as pieces from The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell his famous works on consciousness expansio. This is a fascinating book for anyone interested in experiences of altered consciousness Moksha is Sanskrit for enlightenment When Huxley wrote Doors of Perception he had only taken one dose of mescaline the active ingredient of a particular Mexican cactus He had far experience of mescaline LSD and psilosybin the active ingredient of psychoactive mushrooms when he wrote these letters articles and lecturesHuxley is a superbly elouent writer yet even he emphasizes the indescribable Michael Collins: Forgotten Astronaut uality of these experiences though he gives it his best shot He outlines three levels of experience that may be induced aesthetic visionary and mystical with each taking the subject further from the bonds of everyday ordinary consciousness He Loretta Rose uses several phrases repeatedly such as the dissolution of the subject object experience – the 'at oneness' that often marks numinous experience In spite of the inherent tragedy within human life he also freuently refers to “the essential All Rightness of the A Season of Ten Thousand Noses universe” He acknowledges that prior to his psychedelic experiments he dismissed the phrase “God is love” as some vague salve offered by religious types but having taken these drugs came to fully Silent Thunder understand its meaning Huxley also recognised evidence of similar experiences in the work of Wordsworth Blake and others especially Blake’s insight that “gratitude is heaven”Nevertheless Huxley had the occasional ‘bad trip’ and was aware that others had experiences that were truly hellish He believed this was a reflection of their extant state of mind and thought that the drugs in some way remove the barriers – “the reducing valve” that ordinarily restrict both the ability to experience ecstasy and the descent into the darkest recesses of the psyche He warns against trying these drugs without proper supervisionIn his lectures and articles Huxley describes various historical and contemporary methods of achieving these altered states The chemical route he argues is as old as humanity itself and lists many of the plants Si Dindo Pundido used by shamans across time But he also refers to various mortifications of the flesh methods favoured by religious ascetics over the centuries such as extreme fasting sleep deprivation self flagellation and so forth Finally and comfortably one must assume are the various types of meditation that are meant to focus the mind on one physical point to such an extent that the ego or the reducing valve as Huxley calls it disintegratesHuxley died of cancer in 1963 writing right Si Dindo Pundido up to the last days of his life He sincerely believed that everyone particularly adolescents should receive regular doses of these psychedelics seeing this as the best chance humanity had of achieving happiness and world peace He would have been dismayed; to the best of my knowledge these drugs are still illegal in most countries Interestingly recent research in the USA indicates that psilosybin may dramatically resolve the symptoms of depression including chronic depression in the long term after only one or two doses Trials continue Huxley may yet be proved right