“Si las puertas de la percepción quedaran depuradas, el hombre vería las cosas .. I went into Aldous Huxley’s “The Doors of Perception” with no expectations. 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. : Las puertas de la percepción y otros ensayos. Aldous Huxley ( ) by HUXLEY ALDOUS and a great selection of similar New.

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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.

I read Brave New World when I was about fourteen years old and was blown away. Customers percepcoon viewed this item also viewed. Of course what makes this stand out from the legion of trip and tells lss his intellectual observations.

The function of the brain and nervous system is to protect us from being overwhelmed and confused by this mass of largely useless puertxs irrelevant knowledge, by shutting out most of what we should otherwise perceive or remember at any moment, and leaving only that very small and special selection which is likely to be practically useful. Also, imagining the guy hunching next to the bamboo legs of a chair whilst gazing at them with childlike delight is a nice little visual.

By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time. I believe Huxley attempted to accomplish several things and from my reckoning he did so with much success, but what I appreciate most about the piece is it’s contribution to a topic of “drugs”. Thus it came about that, one bright May morning, four-tenths of a gram of mescaline dissolved in half a glass of water and sat down to wait for the results.

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Also, there are a few interesting if poorly considered ideas proposed in the book about the nature of reality as it relates to the way in which the human mind perceives it. Don’t have a Kindle? Hell, I even read William Blake’s poetry, simply because it apparently influenced Morrison. 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.

Refresh and try again. At the time, Dr. El autor analiza los valores de nuestra sociedad y el sistema educativo. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. 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. This is his authentic testimony.

The session was recorded and he was able to reconstruct “the trip” and his thoughts very thoroughly. Most of the essay described exactly that. I needn’t have bothered.

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I mean, if lla got to use filler in a 60 page novette, the book probably could’ve just been a lengthy article or pamphlet. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Huxl An erudite artist and scholar tripping on mescaline. He calls this the “Suchness of reality”, in other words, it is the undeniable essence of all things. But adrenochrome probably occurs spontaneously in the human body.

If he just stuck to describing his moment to moment experience on mescaline, that would have been sufficiently interesting, and I would have rated it higher. See all 4 questions about The Doors of Perception…. For one thing, it compensates for anything that prevents us from seeing things as normal.


Oct 05, psychonout rated it really liked it. Share your thoughts with other customers. After having ingested the mystical drug, he recounted his experience 20 years later. The second part, though, is what really hooked me. Aug 17, Tom rated it it was amazing. Please try again later.

The initial part is a first person narrative about his experiences taking peyote and his descriptions of the insight. The best book I have ever read. Oct 18, Lindu Pindu qldous it really liked it Shelves: An interesting section, which I expect has been more thoroughly researched by now, discusses adrenochrome, a product of the decomposition of adrenalin. Every innocuous object has as much relevance as the birth of the universe, and everything silent and unmoving seems to scream its importance.

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Df I will reread this work and absorb a bit more, because it is very aligned with my view on drugs and its useful in the world. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. If taken time to understand as opposed to demonize and if it were respected as opposed to abused, pure MDMA may be se in the same way as peyote is in some Native American tradition.

Feb 06, Ugh rated it liked it. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Yes, the day Huxley died.

The Doors of Perception is a detailed account of the first time. Jun 27, Kyle van Oosterum rated it it was amazing Shelves: