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Las Puertas de la Percepcion [The Doors of Perception] [Aldous HUXLEY] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Huxley es uno de los primeros escritores del siglo XX que trató de descubrir los « cambios objetivos» provocados por la Las puertas de la percepción – Cielo e infierno / The Doors of Perception & Heaven See all books by Aldous Huxley. ALDOUS HUXLEY .. not indeed the perception “of everything that is happening everywhere in the In some cases there may be extra-sensory perceptions.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The other edge of the pa is that one cannot operate or navigate in this world, outside a lock down mental facility, with other than a brain that functions within certain margins of filtration. For the glory and the wonder of pure existence belong to another order, beyond the Power of even the highest art to express.

By its very nature every embodied spirit is doomed to suffer and enjoy in solitude. Sidenote from internet search: This is a quick read, 50 pages and every second is worth your time.

The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley

View all 6 comments. I read Brave New World when I was about fourteen years old and was blown away. A Biography, Volume Two: Nowadays this stuff is so commonplace as to make this book almost quaint. He wrote that the book brought to life the mental suffering of schizophrenics, which should make psychiatrists uneasy about their failure xldous relieve this.

The idea has only become more attractive after pondering this author’s thoughts on his experience with the famous mystical medication and the brief history he presents on the value of peyote. View all 3 comments.

Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has shown that “the human retina can transmit data at roughly 10 million bits per second. This drug activates a higher order of contemplation and cleansed perception which is so irrevocably difficult “to reconcile with a upertas concern for human relations, with chores and duties”.


Las puertas de la percepcion/ The Doors of Perception

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. Jun 03, Tim Edison rated it really liked it Shelves: My father was a Doctor and he assisted in the research.

Burroughs, [8] Jack Kerouac, [9] and Allen Ginsberg [10] —all of whom were respected contemporary beat artists [11] of their generation.

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.

Huxley seems to be trying to draw these disparate facts together to mean something more than ‘the brain is a curious little bugger that can teach us much about humility if only we take the trouble to learn how to wring it in just the right manner’ – and I can’t for the life of me figure out what that thing is.

His drug-induced musings reminded me of the The Exegesis of Philip K. The initial part is a first person narrative about his experiences taking peyote and his descriptions of the insight. Psychiatric responses included those of William Sargantthe controversial British psychiatrist, who reviewed the book for The British Medical Journal and particularly focused on Huxley’s reflections on schizophrenia.

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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 of the human brain was next to nothing.


Acknowledging that personality, preparation and environment all play a role in the effects of the drugs, Huston Smith draws attention to evidence that suggests that a religious outcome of the experience may not be puertzs to one of Huxley’s temperament.

All this is necessary from an evolutionary point-of-view, since survival depends on quick data interpretation and reaction–useful for escaping lions, for example. For one of his friends, Huxley’s poor eyesight manifested in both a great desire to see and a strong interest in painting, percrption influenced the strong visual and artistic nature of his experience.

The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars: In this memoir, Huxley indulges in a careful description of his visions and thoughts whilst under the effect of the drug. If we have a finite capability for ‘input’, then it stands to reason that turning the valve on the senses will change other aspects of our world view. He calls this the “Suchness of reality”, in alodus words, it is the undeniable essence of all things. Ds and perceptuon “over” the silly fascination with that “undergraduate phase”.

The best book I have ever read.

Las puertas de la percepción – Cielo e infierno / The Doors of Perception & Heaven and Hell

Short book but well worth the read. In the puertad, an American anthropologist Weston La Barrepublished The Peyote Cultthe first study of the ritual use of peyote as an entheogen drug amongst the Huichol people of western Mexico. Reflecting on the experience afterwards, Huxley finds himself in agreement with philosopher C.