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Invisiblespud
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Aldous Huxley
    #1067822 - 11/19/02 11:14 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

heres some thoughts by Aldous Huxley:
"Religion is for people who have not yet had a spiritual experience."

Drugs

Which is better: to have Fun with Fungi or to have Idiocy with Ideology, to have Wars because of Words, to have Tomorrow's Misdeeds out of Yesterday's Miscreeds?
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "Culture and the Individual," in Moksha: Writings on Psychedelics and the Visionary Experience (1931-1963) (ed. by Horowitz and Palmer, 1977).

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I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. Miss Thriplow, in Those Barren Leaves, pt. 1, ch. 1 (1925).

Death and Dying

Ignore death up to the last moment; then, when it can't be ignored any longer, have yourself squirted full of morphia and shuffle off in a coma. Thoroughly sensible, humane and scientific, eh?
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. Bruno Rontini, in Time Must Have a Stop, ch. 26 (1944). But in his 1936 novel Eyeless in Gaza, ch. 31, Huxley wrote, "Death . . . the only thing we haven't succeeded in completely vulgarizing."

Clubs

To associate with other like-minded people in small, purposeful groups is for the great majority of men and women a source of profound psychological satisfaction. Exclusiveness will add to the pleasure of being several, but at one; and secrecy will intensify it almost to ecstasy.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. Beyond the Mexique Bay, "Chichicastenango" (1934).

Books

A bad book is as much of a labour to write as a good one; it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. Point Counter Point, ch. 13 (1928).

Banquets

Feasts must be solemn and rare, or else they cease to be feasts.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. Do What You Will, "Holy Face" (1929).

Experience

Experience is not a matter of having actually swum the Hellespont, or danced with the dervishes, or slept in a


doss-house. It is a matter of sensibility and intuition, of seeing and hearing the significant things, of paying attention at the right moments, of understanding and coordinating. Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. Texts and Pretexts, Introduction (1932).

Na?vet?

A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "Vulgarity in Literature" (1930; repr. in Music at Night and Other Essays, 1949).

Los Angeles

Thought is barred in this City of Dreadful Joy and conversation is unknown.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British novelist. Jesting Pilate, pt. 4 (1926).

Cities and City Life

A large city cannot be experientially known; its life is too manifold for any individual to be able to participate in it.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. Beyond the Mexique Bay, "Oaxaca" (1934).

Intellect and Intellectuals

Science and art are only too often a superior kind of dope, possessing this advantage over booze and morphia: that they can be indulged in with a good conscience and with the conviction that, in the process of indulging, one is leading the "higher life."
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. Ends and Means, ch. 14 (1937).

Experts

Specialized meaninglessness has come to be regarded, in certain circles, as a kind of hall-mark of true science.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. Ends and Means, ch. 14, "Beliefs" (1937).




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Re: Aldous Huxley [Re: spud]
    #1067842 - 11/19/02 11:18 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

That is cool. where did you come up w/that? A link perhaps?
Huxley is sexy especially when read in the dark...


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Re: Aldous Huxley [Re: upupup]
    #1067861 - 11/19/02 11:24 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

i got it from www.fusionanomaly.net
fusion anomaly is like the most amazing site ive ever been too...besides shroomery of course  :wink:
they have so much knowledge and information its insane, great site.


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Re: Aldous Huxley [Re: spud]
    #1068017 - 11/20/02 12:02 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

I recently finished "Brave New World" and really dig this guy's work :smile:

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he was certainly brilliant..


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    #1068099 - 11/20/02 12:32 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

Loved it!

THANKS!



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Re: Aldous Huxley [Re: spud]
    #1068146 - 11/20/02 12:51 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

theres an articale on the M.A.P.S. website about his wife(laura) giving him i.m. injection`s of lsd while he was dying. it`s very heartwarming.i think it`s also in her book
what a way to go!!!


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Re: Aldous Huxley [Re: chinacat72]
    #1068184 - 11/20/02 01:05 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

I'd like to die while tripping mushrooms.  :grin:


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Re: Aldous Huxley [Re: spud]
    #1068212 - 11/20/02 01:13 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

i try to die every time i eat mushrooms(not physicaly)


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Re: Aldous Huxley [Re: chinacat72]
    #1068660 - 11/20/02 04:45 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

I've tried to physically die on a couple shroom trips after one experience where I through if i did a certain thing with my brain I would end up dying..... so the next couple trips i tried to die by just laying there doing shit with my brian, and am now way more comfortable on my drips because I'm finally convinced its not possible ;-)

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Re: Aldous Huxley [Re: spud]
    #1068862 - 11/20/02 06:36 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

Another piece of Huxley trivia.

He was one of three famous men that died on the same day.

Aldous Huxley
John F. Kennedy
C.S. Lewis


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    #1069474 - 11/20/02 01:06 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

"She was born in December, 1963
The day Aldous Huxley died..."
-Sheryl Crow

I knew about Kennedy, but Lewis is a surprise. There's a nice account of Huxley's deathbed scene with Timothy Leary in Leary's 'Flashbacks'.

And if you like Brave New World, try Brave New World Revisited. Its less than a hundred pages, just a few quick essays wherein Huxley simply (yet thoroughly and explicitly) explains all his ideas and notions of the future that went into BNW. Everything from drugs to mind control. Some of it can be especially frightening when you consider that it was written over 40 years ago.



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Re: Aldous Huxley [Re: Discordja]
    #1069608 - 11/20/02 01:39 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

Yes, as a former member of the C.S. Lewis Society I knew about all three. And all three men have had their place in my life.

I have Brave New World Revisited. It's an excellent book.

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Re: Aldous Huxley [Re: Discordja]
    #1070071 - 11/20/02 03:18 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

if you liked _brave new world_ as a glimpse of the world the way you fear it might become...
read huxley's _island_ for a glimpse of a society the way we might hope to grow...
(& see laura huxley's _this timeless moment_ for life with aldous... & her _you are not the target: recipes for living and loving_ ...just because...)


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    #1071768 - 11/20/02 11:51 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

Brave New World Revisited is awesome. Its not exactly an encouraging book. It tends to make one loose his faith in the future of humanity.

Both Brave New World books are so spot on its scary. Huxley's work is almost prophetic.

I just recently read a book called "Huxley and God" which was quite enlightening. Its a collection of his essays concerning god and spirituality. A very good read.


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Re: Aldous Huxley [Re: Floydian]
    #1072414 - 11/21/02 03:05 AM (15 years, 30 days ago)

I have no faith in the future of humanity.

Most likely we will destroy ourselves.


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