©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.
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.
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.
"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!
"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.
Vocal performance was lovely. Mind opening classic. Very relaxing experience. Would highly recommend to any psychonaut. Four more words here.
"Did Jim Morrison misinterpret?"
What I took away ... author was seeking, seeking everything and felt he might find it in a drugged stupor. What he found was that in his drugged condition he did not become or experience anything really new, but he did grow to appreciate the little things ... the chair in his office and all of the things that had to happen in a particular order, particular fashion to make that chair a chair ... the wood from a tree grown over many years, the logger who cut the street, the craftsman who saw the chair in the raw materials, the fabric from overseas, the family that wove the fabric, the farmer that grew the food to feed the craftsman, the logger, the seamstress ... and on and on.
"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.
A great read for the open minded individual willing to learn about one man's unconventional journey.
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
love the book and the ideas it discusses. I would highly recommend it to everyone
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