The Doors of Perception

The Doors of Perception

Discover this profound account of Huxley's famous experimentation with mescalin that has influenced writers and artists for decades. ‘Concise, evocative, wise and, above all, humane, The Doors of Perception is a masterpiece’ Sunday ...

Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407020389

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 144

View: 126

WITH A FOREWORD J.G. BALLARD In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything, from the flowers in a vase to the creases in his trousers, was transformed. Huxley described his experience with breathtaking immediacy in The Doors of Perception. In its sequel Heaven and Hell, he goes on to explore the history and nature of mysticism. Still bristling with a sense of excitement and discovery, these illuminating and influential writings remain the most fascinating account of the visionary experience ever written.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Doors Of Perception Heaven And Hell

The Doors Of Perception   Heaven And Hell

In The Doors of Perception, Huxley blends Eastern mysticism with scientific experimentation to produce one of the most influential works on the effects of hallucinatory drugs on the human psyche.

Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9781443434492

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 458

Long before the psychedelic drug movement of the 1960s, Aldous Huxley wrote about his mind-expanding experiences taking mescaline and participating in ecstatic meditation in his essays The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell. In The Doors of Perception, Huxley blends Eastern mysticism with scientific experimentation to produce one of the most influential works on the effects of hallucinatory drugs on the human psyche. Heaven and Hell focuses on how science, art, religion, literature, and psychoactive drugs can expand the everyday view of reality and offer a more profound grasp of the human experience. Huxley’s essays The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell ushered in a whole new generation of counter-culture icons such as Jackson Pollock, John Cage, Timothy Leary and Jim Morrison. In fact, Morrison’s band name The Doors was inspired by The Doors of Perception. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.
Categories: Fiction

The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell

The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell

This edition also features an additional essay, "Drugs That Shape Men's Minds," now included for the first time. Half an hour after swallowing the drug I became aware of a slow dance of golden lights . . .

Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061892820

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 551

Among the most profound and influential explorations of mind-expanding psychadelic drugs ever written, here are two complete classic books—The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell—in which Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, reveals the mind's remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness. This new edition also features an additional essay, "Drugs That Shape Men's Minds," which is now included for the first time. "A genuine spiritual quest. ... Extraordinary." — New York Times
Categories: Philosophy

Opening the Doors of Perception

Opening the Doors of Perception

" Opening the Doors of Perception will update Huxley's work and suggest process and procedures whereby man can, indeed, perceive reality in its true glory.

Author: Anthony Peake

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781786780010

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 588

The first mass-market book to gather the scientific evidence of a relationship between physical reality and consciousness. In 1954 Aldous Huxley's hugely influential book 'The Doors of Perception' was published. Huxley's title is taken from William Blake's 1793 book The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. In this Blake makes the following observation: "If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern." Opening the Doors of Perception will update Huxley's work and suggest process and procedures whereby man can, indeed, perceive reality in its true glory. The concept of 'the scale of transcendence' is analysed in great detail, and suggests that there is a scale of perceptions whereby the doors of perception are slowly opened and, bit by bit, they reveal the true nature of 'reality' as suggested by most esoteric teachings and mystic traditions. Most human beings perceive the doors as being securely closed. However there are occasions when the doors become slightly ajar and allow fleeting glimpses of what the Gnostics called 'The Pleroma'. For 'normal' people these glimpses are experienced during fleeting 'noetic' experiences. However for others the doors are prized upon by certain neurological processes starting with migraine and progressing through various 'altered-states' such as temporal lobe epilepsy, bi-polar syndrome, autism and finally, when the doors are fully open, schizophrenia.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Heaven And Hell

Heaven And Hell

Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9781443434508

Category: Fiction

Page: 102

View: 940

Inspired by the poetry of William Blake, Heaven and Hell delves into the murky topic of human consciousness through a discussion of religious mystical perception, biochemistry and psychoactive drug experimentation. Heaven and Hell explains how science, art, religion, literature, and psychoactive drugs can expand the reader’s everyday view of reality, offering a more profound grasp of the human experience. Like his earlier essay, The Doors of Perception, Aldous Huxley’s Heaven and Hell exerted a tremendous influence on the counter-culture movement of the 1960s, inspiring the imaginations of an entire generation of artists and revolutionaries like Jim Morrison and Jackson Pollack. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.
Categories: Fiction

Magic Circles

Magic Circles

... to ' sunshine ' in connection with an impersonal usage of the word ' love ' as a
state of mind and not as a feeling towards another person , points to Aldous
Huxley and his twin essays The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell .
Neither ...

Author: Bob Mason

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114247328

Category: Music

Page: 307

View: 385

"A fascinating combination of biography, history and cultural analysis, [this book] looks more deeply than ever before at what the Beatles were saying through their songs."--P. [4] of cover.
Categories: Music

Moksha

Moksha

Moksha, a Sanskrit word meaning "liberation, " is a collection of the prophetic and visionary writings of Aldous Huxley.

Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher:

ISBN: 0140049193

Category: English prose literature

Page: 329

View: 131

Moksha, a Sanskrit word meaning "liberation, " is a collection of the prophetic and visionary writings of Aldous Huxley. Included are selections from his acclaimed novels Brave New World and Island, envisioning the use of psychedelics as a stabilizing influence, and pieces from The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell, his famous works on consciousness expansion.
Categories: English prose literature

Mysticisms East and West

Mysticisms East and West

26 Huxley , The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell , 8 . 27 Ibid . , 11 . 28 A
Huxley , The Perennial Philosophy ( London : Chatto & Windus , 1946 ) . 29 See
particularly R . C . Zaehner , Mysticism , Sacred and Profane ( Oxford : Oxford ...

Author: Christopher Hugh Partridge

Publisher: Authentic Media

ISBN: UVA:X004684372

Category: Religion

Page: 377

View: 143

Mysticism is proving to be the chosen type of religion for future generations of believers in the West. As traditional institutional religion continues to decline, mystical thought is celebrated as a vital, subversive alternative. Evidence for this religious-cultural shift towards the mystical, the experiential, and indeed the creation-centered can be found in bookstores, most of which devote a large amount of shelf space to mystical themes and writers from the world religions. While this shift is not new, an increasing number of westerners are turning east because they find the fundamentally mystical thought of Asian religious traditions appealing. Furthermore, numerous westerners have actually become gurus and mystics within Eastern traditions. Mysticisms East and West examines the worldwide phenomenon of mystical experience across the world religions. In examining both Christian and non-Christian expressions of mysticism, this unique volume brings together a number of prominent evangelical scholars to analyze the central historical, cultural, and theological issues. Beginning in the East, these studies in mystical experience gradually move to the West and to Christian mysticism before concluding with a number of philosophically reflective essays examining the implications and nature of mysticism.
Categories: Religion

The Millennium Myth

The Millennium Myth

Ever since the modern psychedelic movement emerged , with Aldous Huxley ' s
The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell , there is a growing sense that
psychoactive plants are doorways to extraordinary states of consciousness .
Huxley ...

Author: Michael Grosso

Publisher: Quest Books (IL)

ISBN: UVA:X002603555

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 467

In The Millennium Myth, Michael Grosso highlights the chief prophetic vision of the Western world and where it may be leading us. We can see it, the author tells us, unfolding in the high-tech of today and tomorrow: space colonization, terraforming, bioengineering, life-extension, cryonics - the lurch toward bionic superhumanity. Grosso's coinage, technocalypse, sums up his insight that technology is secretly driven by the Millennium Myth, a vision that is piloting human history toward recreating nature and reinventing humanity. Grosso chronicles the visionary ideas of the medieval prophet Joachim of Fiore, the Renaissance magicians Pico and Ficino, the American founding fathers Paine and Jefferson and shows the millennial thread that runs through them all. No less does he expose the dark side of the Myth in the fanaticism that inflamed the Russian Revolution and the messianic madness that drove Adolf Hitler. The author puts the American "New Age" and increasing reports of angelic contact, alien abduction, near-death visions and Virgin Mary sightings all in the context of apocalyptic hope and sees them as heralds of consciousness transformation.
Categories: Religion

Imagination

Imagination

Philippe de Félice , “ Poisons Sacrés , Ivresses Divines , ” in Aldous Huxley , The
Doors of Perception ( New York : Harper & Brothers , 1954 ) , p ... Weir Mitchell ,
in Aldous Huxley , Heaven and Hell ( New York : Harper & Brothers , 1956 ) , pp .

Author: Harold Ordway Rugg

Publisher: New York : Harper & Row

ISBN: UOM:49015000626359

Category: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

Page: 361

View: 609

Categories: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

British Book News

British Book News

( 110 ) THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION and HEAVEN AND HELL . Aldous Huxley
. Penguin Books , 2s.6d . 1959. 18 cm . 144 pages . Paper covers . These two
books , first published in 1954 and 1956 respectively , are here issued in one ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036923731

Category: Best books

Page:

View: 168

Categories: Best books

Aldous Huxley and the Way to Reality

Aldous Huxley and the Way to Reality

120 - 121 . 10 Pp . 131 , 151 . 11 P . 14 . 12 P . 60 . 13 Letters , p . 782 . 14 The
Doors of Perception ( London : Chatto & Windus , 1954 ) . Collected Edition , with
Heaven and Hell ( London : Chatto & Windus , 1960 ) , pp . 12 - 13 . 15 P . 58 .

Author: Charles Mason Holmes

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015002648288

Category:

Page: 238

View: 207

Categories:

Medieval Liturgical Texts in Italian Manuscripts

Medieval Liturgical Texts in Italian Manuscripts

There are things that are known and things that are unknown ; in between are
doors . 65 These three lines ... 67 Aldous HUXLEY wrote the novels The Doors of
Perception ( London 1954 ) and Heaven and Hell ( London 1957 ) . In 1966 Jim ...

Author: Brian Møller Jensen

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114537306

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

View: 869

This book is a collection of fifteen studies on liturgical texts in Medieval Italian manuscripts, including the English versions of five published in Italian, as well as five new unpublished studies. Hagiography is the central theme in these studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Webster s New World Dictionary of Quotations

Webster s New World Dictionary of Quotations

Author: Una McGovern

Publisher: Webster's New World

ISBN: UCSC:32106017510220

Category: Reference

Page: 1283

View: 731

One of the most comprehensive collections of its kind features more than 21,000 quotes from 3,500 authors, arranged alphabetically by author with a complete keyword index, mini-biographies of the authors, and notes on source and historical context.
Categories: Reference

American Medicine in Crisis

American Medicine in Crisis

Perception , An Approach to Personality . New York : The Ronald Press , 1951 .
Brown , J . A . C . Techniques of ... The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell
. Baltimore : Penguin Books , 1959 , p . 22 . Huxley , Aldous . “ The History of ...

Author: Edward Parker Luongo

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015006535622

Category: Medicine

Page: 194

View: 619

Categories: Medicine

Philosophical Dimensions of Parapsychology

Philosophical Dimensions of Parapsychology

Huxley , A . : The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell . Harmondsworth ,
England , Penguin , 1959 . ( The Doors of Perception originally published 1954 ,
Heaven and Hell originally published 1956 , both by Chatto & Windus , London . )
 ...

Author: Rashid L. Bashshur

Publisher: Charles C. Thomas Publisher

ISBN: UOM:39015002372327

Category: Parapsychology

Page: 483

View: 391

Categories: Parapsychology

The Politics of the Margin

The Politics of the Margin

The first two of these books , The Doors of Perception ( 1954 ) and Heaven and
Hell ( 1956 ) , are based on reflections taken from his initial mescaline
experiences . Originally The Doors of Perception was to have appeared serially
in Esquire ...

Author: Jeffrey Allen Sadler

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89099040214

Category:

Page: 702

View: 328

Categories: