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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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.

Holding that there are similarities between the experience on mescaline, the mania in a manic-depressive psychosis and the visions of God of a mystical saint suggests, for Zaehner, that the saint’s visions must be the same as those of a lunatic.

Or should we perceptuon an ability to describe the cosmos without naming and separating ideas and objects? Bookish brainiac Huxley decided to try out the cactus drug peyote.

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After having ingested the mystical drug, he recounted his experience 20 years later. Huxley knows that having an objective reality revealed to you is akin to Schizophrenia and he asserts that psychedelic drugs give lss the heavens of Schizophrenia without its many hells.

La Barre noted that the Indian users of the cactus took it to obtain visions for prophecy, healing and inner strength. Like the persuasive argument today about how tobacco and alcohol are far more harmful than illegal pot, Huxley goes on to articulate how mescaline is the more spiritual and beneficial for society and even for religion.

Huxley’s vivid description of the hallucinatory effects that he experiences under mescaline are not only entertaining to read, but also provide the pueetas with an alternate account of subjective reality that has now been made illegal. He thought that while escapism found in mysticism might be honourable, drugs were not. We have a little more leeway these days, but what do we do with it? InZaehner published an article called The Menace of Mescalinein which he asserted that “artificial interference with consciousness” could have nothing to do with the Christian “Beatific Vision”.


If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. What have we learned? Sensations, feelings, insights, fancies—all these are private and, except through symbols and at second hand, incommunicable.

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His drug-induced musings reminded me of the The Exegesis of Philip K. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Huxley’s ‘aesthetic self-indulgence’ and indifference to 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.

However, most of pudrtas essay carried the kind of underlying tone of semi-religious reverence for the effects of drugs that I hear all too much of from the kids at college. 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 ;erception conflict between science and religion — that religion tends to ignore the findings of science.

Reflecting on the experience afterwards, Huxley finds himself in agreement with philosopher C. Oct 18, Lindu Pindu rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s pretty much what I figured it would be and there’s nothing within it I needed to know.

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Hell, I even read William Blake’s poetry, simply because it apparently influenced Morrison. But what I did get is an honest treatise from a profound and respected wordsmith about his experience with the psychoactive mescaline and that dimension alone would have been enough for me to enjoy this little puertws. He found that The Doors of Perception corroborated what he had experienced ‘and more too’. Not on my list of great writers, but an interesting person with wldous.

Las puertas de la percepcion/ The Doors of Perception

The other edge of the sword 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. Open Preview See a Problem? 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.


Trivia About The Doors of Perc View all 3 comments. Photographs show Huxley standing, alternately arms on hips and outstretched with a grin on his face. The session was recorded and he was able to reconstruct “the trip” and his thoughts very thoroughly.

I could not help but be swept up by Huxley’s writing style, his intellectual examination of the drugs effects and the theories he applies to his observations. Of course what makes this stand out from the legion of trip and tells is his intellectual observations.

Huxley had first heard of peyote use in ceremonies of the Native American Church in New Mexico soon after coming to the United States huxxley Ultimately, it felt rather broken up, mystical, and chaotic—a little like the high he describes and perhaps deliberately so. Ds and got “over” the silly fascination with d “undergraduate phase”. Sidenote from internet search: Embraced, the lovers desperately try to fuse their insulated ecstasies into a single self-transcendence; in vain.

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Huxley writes that he hoped to gain insight into extraordinary states of mind and expected to see brightly coloured visionary landscapes. Finally, they returned home and aldoue ordinary consciousness.

That the longing to transcend oneself is “one of the principal appetites of the soul” [67] is questioned by Zaehner. Sight, as an example, isn’t simply eyes acting like cameras, sending image data to the brain for interpretation. Want to Read saving….