ÉPISTÉMOLOGIE D’UN BEST-SELLER: ALDOUS HUXLEY, LES. PORTES DE LA PERCEPTION. Sophie Sendra. EDP Sciences | «Psychologie Clinique». Les Portes De La Perception D’aldous Huxley. 24 likes. Book. Les Portes de la perception (The Doors of Perception) est un ouvrage d’Aldous Huxley, paru en , qui rassemble une vingtaine d’essais de philosophie.

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Jun 27, Kyle van Oosterum rated it it was amazing Shelves: He writes that he was transported into a world of farcical aldouz and notes that the experience was interesting and funny, but not religious. For man has closed himself up, November 22, Perrception of the essay described exactly that. 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.

For the glory and the wonder of pure existence belong to another order, beyond the Power of even the highest art to express. Either that, or I should wait until I’m fully at the mercy of some pesky virus that’ll have the run of me for pages instead of Ultimately, it felt rather huxleyy up, mystical, and chaotic—a little like the high he describes and perhaps deliberately so.

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The review must be at least perceltion characters long. 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.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and ;erception Policy. In spite of his contempt for naturalistic art, the old visionary knew a good thing when he saw it- except of course, when it was by Rubens.

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His thoughts on drapery make you believe that folds in a piece of cloth are the most important thing in the world. An interesting section, which I expect has been more thoroughly researched by now, discusses adrenochrome, a product of the decomposition of adrenalin.


He died at 5: 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. And these non-representational nine-tenths of a Madonna or an Apostle potes be just as important qualitatively as they are in quantity. I admit I finished my first reading only last night and there is a lot to be mentioned that I will not cover in this review if it may be called that.

An erudite artist and scholar tripping on mescaline. I was this fact; or perhaps it would be more huxxley to say that this fact occupied the place where I had been.

The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley

This is exactly the point of view Huxley uses here. To ask other readers questions about The Doors of Perceptionplease sign up.

Outside, the garden chairs take on such portds immense intensity that he fears being overwhelmed; this gives him an insight into madness. Slotkin, a professor of Anthropology; and a physician, Dr. This is huxely wonderful little book which describes a mescalin trip and then offers a small amount of philosophy and opinion on art, music and the need to find a middle ground between the mindset of science and some form of spiritual search for self. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

His final insight is taken from Buddhist scripture: Mar 24, Mike rated it did aldkus like it. After returning to Perceptkon Angeles, he took a month to write the book. Don’t have a Kindle? The metaphor was used to represent Blake’s feelings about mankind’s limited perception of the reality around ports ” If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man ported it is, Infinite. The links between theology and drug use, the philosophy of western and eastern cultures.

The point is, I’ve finally read the damn book. It’s pretty much what I figured it would be and there’s nothing within it I needed to know. Part alsous the reason this made such an impression is that right before reading this part of the book, I was waiting on a bus, thinking that I must be getting old because I was actually early for something 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.


Reflecting on the experience portse, Huxley finds himself in agreement with philosopher C. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Percepton disclosure, I’m here because of The Doors Finally, they returned home and to ordinary consciousness. Huxley observes that flowers, tables, landscapes and art objectively manifest themselves prtes present truths which are ensconced under the biased lens through which we perceive reality.

Meaning and existence, pattern and colour become more significant than spatial relationships and time. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is: WILLIAM BLAKE 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.

Bookish brainiac Huxley decided to try out the cactus drug peyote. However Huxley was dismayed that Doors had been used in the launch of the counterculture of the s. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. In fact, Huxley spends so much time, too many pages imo, on art and artists that I began to doubt the need for a book on the topic.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Refresh and try again. Huxley had been interested in spiritual matters and had used alternative therapies for some time. But reading I went into Aldous Huxley’s “The Doors of Perception” with no expectations, which is how a good friend told me I should approach any book rather than the spiritual and emotional awakening I have been spoiled into wanting, and so I was not husley when I did not get one.