©1954 Aldous Huxley; (P)2009 BBC Audio
This was my first Huxley book so I probably didn't fully appreciate it but I still found it to have some interesting ideas. I felt the description about how the drug affects you at the start and the ideas for changing society at the end were great. The middle didn't really make a lot of sense to me.
The narrator was OK but I found the inhale sound after a lot of sentences irritating.
"A classic work on exploration of consciousness"
a gateway to expanded consciousness without drugs.
The reader! His voice is beautiful and deep, and puts me in a meditative state.
That perfect voice.
no, but 2 or 3 would do it.
Highly recommended for anyone who is interested in higher consciousness. Just listening will get you there without drugs!
This was an interesting listen. Not very long. It was insightful to hear someone talk about the benefits of having our perception altered chemically. Maybe some of these very old cultures had a point.
"Good for those interested in 'trip reports'"
If you're interested in eloquent descriptions of hallucinogenic experiences, this is a good listen. Although, I had some trouble connecting to the narrator, a little too slow for my liking. For this kind of text I much prefer the more 'scientific' sounding voice of DMT-The Spirit Molecule.
But never the less a good listen.
not sure why people are complaining about the narrator. I was more focused on the information and the feeling than the voice. Very vivid accounts and observations on the subject. will listen again.
interesting story which I really enjoyed my only complaint I guess would be the reader was kind of boring and I found myself thinking about his breathing a lot. Every time he took a breath sounded like you needed to clear his throat or something
"obviously, it's a must read"
obviously a must read for anyone even remotely interested. the Tibetan book of the Dead as well
"Quality description of the magic of entheogens"
Good stuff for any spiritual seeker or psychedelic connessuier interested in the effects of mescaline described by a smart and insightful man.
This guy is one of the so called elites and looked up to him by the elites.
for him to do this is big and totally underrated.
to uderstand what he did is huge and the things he describes is perfect and unfortunately falls short of those who are innocent to these plants.
He does put alcohol down alot and goes as far as saying when evrything you believe in doesnt do its job for the day, turning ro alcohol is the alternative in society.
the proposed to have a safer more enlightening drug of choice so society can go to instead of dangers of alcohol and cigarettes.
this might be a boring book to those who arnt looking for truths. Really though, this should be taught and not swept under the rug.
love the book and the ideas it discusses. I would highly recommend it to everyone
"An intellectual turning of ideas . . . not for"
everyone . . . a tad boring . . .
Aldous Huxley holds forth using his experience in an altered state as the center of his intellectual examination of the place of altered experiences in "todays" world. (1950s)
If you want to read every book on Consciousness you can get your hands on you might find this as a "To Do" item on a checklist.
But, I found this book boring and was glad The Doors of Perception was shorter than most books.
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