the doors of perception and heaven and hell

Download Book The Doors Of Perception And Heaven And Hell in PDF format. You can Read Online The Doors Of Perception And Heaven And Hell here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

The Doors Of Perception

Author : Aldous Huxley
ISBN : 9781407020389
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 56. 41 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 640
Read : 385

Download Now


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.

The Doors Of Perception And Heaven And Hell

Author :
ISBN : OCLC:319757404
Genre : Mescaline
File Size : 23. 12 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 511
Read : 991

Download Now



The Doors Of Perception And Heaven And Hell

Author : Aldous Huxley
ISBN : OCLC:21053743
Genre : Mescaline
File Size : 56. 49 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 839
Read : 1076

Download Now



Opening The Doors Of Perception

Author : Anthony Peake
ISBN : 9781786780010
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 85. 49 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 684
Read : 514

Download Now


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.

The Doors Of Perception

Author :
ISBN : OCLC:217251985
Genre : Mescaline
File Size : 44. 33 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 312
Read : 887

Download Now



Heaven And Hell

Author : Aldous Huxley
ISBN : 9781443434508
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 37. 91 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 831
Read : 691

Download Now


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.

Hidden In Plain Sight

Author : Eviatar Zerubavel
ISBN : 9780199366637
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 34. 8 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 109
Read : 311

Download Now


Many of us take for granted that what we perceive is a completely accurate representation of the world around us. Yet we have all had the experience of suddenly realizing that the keys or glasses that we had been looking for in vain were right in front of us the whole time. The capacity of our sense organs far exceeds our mental capabilities, and as such, looking at something does not guarantee that we will notice it. Our minds constantly prioritize and organize the information we take in, bringing certain things to the foreground, while letting others - that which we deem irrelevant - recede into the background. What ultimately determines what we perceive, and what we do not? In this fascinating book, noted sociologist Eviatar Zerubavel argues that we perceive things not just as human beings but as social beings. Drawing on fascinating examples from science, the art world, optical illusions, and all walks of life, he shows that what we notice or ignore varies across cultures and throughout history, and illustrates how our environment and our social lives - everything from our lifestyles to our professions to our nationalities - play a role in determining how we actually use our senses to access the world. A subtle yet powerful examination of one of the central features of our conscious life, this book offers a way to think about all that might otherwise remain hidden in plain sight.

Sociology Of Music And Its Cultural Implications Interdisciplinary Insights From Theoretical Debate And Field Work

Author : AA. VV.
ISBN : 9788891712486
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 90. 16 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 218
Read : 538

Download Now


This book is the outcome of a field research carried out in a multilingual context, South Tyrol, with two perspectives, a sociological perspective and a musicology perspective on traditional music approaches of the three groups living in the area.

The Perennial Satirist

Author : Peter Edgerly Firchow
ISBN : 3825883396
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 85. 34 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 910
Read : 284

Download Now


The present collection of essays primarily honours Bernfried Nugel the teacher and scholar, but it also pays homage to Bernfried Nugel the indefatigable worker in the cause of Aldous Huxley studies. Hermann Josef Real is director of the Ehrenpreis Institute for the Study of Swift, University of Muenster (Germany). Peter Firchow is professor of English at the University of Minnesota, author of several books on modern and modernist literary subjects, including books on Huxley, Conrad, and Auden.

Magic Circles

Author : Bob Mason
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114247328
Genre : Music
File Size : 43. 29 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 260
Read : 892

Download Now


"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.

Top Download:

Best Books