le porte della percezione (paradiso e inferno) di aldous huxley. 2 likes. Book. The Doors of Perception is a book by Aldous Huxley. Published in , it details his taking mescaline in May The book takes its title from a phrase in. Download // gonelosepdf Le porte della percezione Paradiso e Inferno by Aldous Huxley PDF eBook Le porte della percezione.

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The psychedelic proselytiser Timothy Leary was given the book by a colleague soon after returning from Mexico where he had first taken psilocybin mushrooms in the summer of Huxley had been interested in spiritual matters and had used alternative therapies for some time.

Broad that to enable us to live, the brain and nervous system eliminate unessential information from the totality of the ‘ Mind at Large ‘. 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 restricted to one of Huxley’s temperament.

Finally, he concludes that psychedelic drugs should not be forgotten in relation to religion because the phenomenon of religious aweor the encounter with the holyis declining and religion cannot survive long in its absence. After returning home to listen to music, eat, and walk in the garden, a friend drove the threesome to the hills overlooking the city.

He had known for some time of visionary experience achieved by taking drugs in certain non-Christian religions. He thought that while escapism found in mysticism might be honourable, drugs were not. Huxley writes that he hoped to gain insight into extraordinary states of mind and expected to see brightly coloured visionary landscapes. The Doors of Perception is a book by Aldous Huxley.

Huxley admitted to having changed the fabric as Maria thought he should be better dressed for his readers. Horowitz, Michael and Palmer, Cynthia Moksha: For one of his friends, Huxley’s poor eyesight manifested in both a great desire to see and a strong interest in painting, which influenced the strong peecezione and artistic nature of his experience.

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Views Read Edit View history. Huxley’s ‘aesthetic self-indulgence’ and indifference uuxley humanity would lead to suffering or stupidity, and he concluded the book was irresponsible, if not quite immoral, to encourage young people to try the drug. He wrote that the book brought to life the mental suffering of schizophrenics, which should make psychiatrists uneasy about their failure to relieve this.


La Barre noted that the Indian users of the cactus took it to obtain visions for prophecy, healing and inner strength. Pedcezione was this fact; or perhaps it would be more accurate to say that this fact occupied the place where I had been. The experience, he asserts, is neither agreeable nor disagreeable, but simply “is”. Wells as The Door in the Wall.

Finally, they returned home and to ordinary consciousness. Also, he hoped that the book would encourage the investigation of the physiological, rather than psychological, aspects of psychiatry.

Meaning and existence, pattern and colour become more significant than spatial relationships and time. The psychiatrist had misgivings about giving the pdrcezione to Huxley, and wrote, “I did not relish the possibility, however remote, of being the man who drove Aldous Huxley mad,” but instead found him an ideal subject. Psychiatric Research with Hallucinogens: To which his colleague, Professor Priceretorts in huxey, ‘Speak for yourself!

As the descriptions of naturally occurring and drug-stimulated mystical experiences cannot be distinguished phenomenologically, Huston Smith regards Zaehner’s position in Mysticism Sacred and Profaneas a product of the conflict between science and religion — that religion tends to dwlla the huxxley of science.

The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars: He found that The Doors of Perception corroborated what he had experienced ‘and more too’. Correct behaviour and alertness are needed. Huxley concludes that mescaline is not enlightenment or the Beatific visionbut a “gratuitous grace” a term taken from Thomas Aquinas ‘ Summa Theologica. Finally, Uuxley maintains that the person who has this experience will be transformed for the better.

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Christianity and mescaline seem well-suited for each other; the Native American Church for instance uses the drug as a sacrament, where its use combines religious feeling with decorum.

Slotkin, a professor of Anthropology; and a physician, Dr.

Huxley was “shrewd, matter-of-fact and to the point” and his wife Maria “eminently sensible”. Contrary to Zaehner, Huston Smith draws attention to evidence suggesting that porge drugs can facilitate theistic mystical experience.


After reading Osmond ‘s paper, Huxley sent him a letter on Thursday, 10 Aprilexpressing interest in the research and putting himself forward as an experimental subject. These included a symposium published in The Saturday Review magazine with the unlikely title of, Mescalin — An Answer to Cigarettesincluding contributions from Huxley; J. The Doors of Perception is usually published in a combined volume with Huxley’s essay Heaven and Hell Zaehner, the author of Mysticism, Sacred and Profanetheir deliberate induction is regarded as immoral.

After lunch and the drive to the WBDS he returns home and to his ordinary state of mind. Huxley had used Blake’s metaphor in The Doors of Perception while discussing the paintings of Vermeer and the Nain brothers, and previously in The Perennial Philosophyonce in relation to the use of mortification as a means to remove persistent spiritual myopia and secondly to refer to the absence of separation in spiritual vision.

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In the early s, when Huxley wrote his book, mescaline was still regarded as a research chemical rather than a drug and was listed in the Parke-Davis catalogue with no controls.

Ideally, self-transcendence would be found in religion, but Huxley feels that it is unlikely that this will ever happen. It is also one that postulates a goodwill — the choice once more of the nobler hypothesis. After returning to Los Angeles, he took a month to write the book.

Le porte della percezione-Paradiso e inferno

In this state, Huxley explains he didn’t have an “I”, but instead a “not-I”. A variety of influences have been claimed for the book. LSD and the American Dreampp. Reflecting on the experience afterwards, Huxley finds himself in agreement with philosopher C. So the experience may not be the same for others who take the drug and do not have this background, although they will undoubtedly experience a transformation of sensation.

This increased his concern for his already poor eyesight and much of his work in the early part of the decade had featured metaphors of vision and sight.