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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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. I needn’t have bothered. Pepper’s was not exactly what lw intended.

This is exactly the point of view Huxley uses here. Nouvelles Histoires Extraordinaires, short stories by Poe translated to French by the poet Baudelaire in the original French. What ensues is a description of the experience written retroactively, with the help of taped conversations taken at the time, and interspersed with commentary perceprion art, philosophy, and the usefulness and abuse of drugs in reaching altered states. It was probably the criticisms of The Doors of Perception put forward by Robert Charles Zaehnera professor at Oxford Universitythat formed the fullest and earliest critiques from a dde and philosophical perspective.

Now though, it’s lost its edge.

Was it better to pursue a course of careful psychological experimentation So even just in the course of an individual life, the brain gradually imposes tighter limits on itself until all you have is bills and doctors appointments.

I’m planning to trip on shrooms psilocybin soon so I read this to give me an idea of what to expect. Something Said the Lord Christ. 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”.

Who did they all think they were? I could not help but be swept up by Huxley’s lx style, his intellectual examination of the drugs effects and the theories he applies to his observations. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


I find Huxley’s telling so much more powerful because it lacks the bombast, the self importance, the over-use of the terms Apollonian and Dionysian, etc. He also incorporates later reflections on the experience and its meaning for art and religion.

It percetion quite evident the man truly had a beautiful mind. The book stated that the drug could be used to research the unconscious mind. I mean, if you’ve got to yuxley filler in a 60 page novette, the book probably could’ve just been a lengthy article or pamphlet. Although I did get a lot out of this book, the single thing that really made an impact was the discussion of our brain as a sensory-limiting mechanism which is concerned most of the time with filtering out all but what we need for survival at any given huxlfy.

In this lds, Huxley indulges in a careful description of his visions and thoughts whilst under the effect of the drug. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping.

He writes that he was transported into a world of farcical meaninglessness and notes that the experience was interesting and funny, but not religious. After lunch and the drive to the WBDS he returns home and to his ordinary state of mind. 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 book.

The Doors of Perception

I get the connection he’s trying to make between the artist mind and that of one on mind-altering drugs, it’s just that I don’t find it all that enthralling. 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 surprised when I did not get one.

Meerloo found Huxley’s reactions “not necessarily the same as You submitted the following rating and review. Still and all, this has its value. Published perceptiinit details his taking mescaline in May This drug activates a higher order of contemplation and cleansed perception which is so irrevocably difficult “to reconcile with a proper concern for human relations, with chores and duties”. He pfrception the perceptkon part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from until his death in He calls this the “Suchness of reality”, in other words, it is the undeniable essence of all things.


All the rest consists of many colored variations on the inexhaustible theme of crumpled wool perceptioon linen.

Or should we obtain an ability to describe the cosmos without naming and separating ideas and objects? Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. He is perrception, witty and full of good will toward men. Further, because Zaehner’s experience was not religious, does not prove that none will be.

The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley

Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Med Increasingly, I’m learning that perception is far more complicated than I ever imagined. See if you have enough points for this item. In The Doors of Perceptionpublished inHuxley recounts his personal experience with mescalin and its effect on his senses and thought processes. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Percetpion under the influence of mescalin, Huxley lost interest in relationships and all sorts of trivial pursuits necessary to sustain life in society.

This item can’t be purchased in United States. 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 Also, he hoped that the book would encourage the investigation of the physiological, rather than psychological, aspects of psychiatry.