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Moksha Writings on Psychedelics and the Visionary ExperienceNd psilosybin the active ingredient of psychoactive mushrooms when he wrote these letters articles and lecturesHuxley is a superbly elouent writer yet even he emphasizes the indescribable ality of these experiences though he gives it his best shot He outlines three levels of experience that may be induced aesthetic visionary and mystical with each taking the subject further from the bonds of everyday ordinary consciousness He ses several phrases repeatedly such as the dissolution of the subject object experience the at oneness that often marks numinous experience In spite of the inherent tragedy within human Life He Also Freuently he also freuently to the essential All Rightness of the niverse He acknowledges that prior to his psychedelic experiments he dismissed the phrase God is love as some vague salve offered by religious types but having taken these drugs came

fully nderstand its meaning Huxley recognised evidence of similar experiences in the work of Wordsworth Blake and others especially Blake s insight that gratitude is heaven Nevertheless Huxley had the occasional bad trip and was aware that others had experiences that were truly hellish He believed this was a reflection of their extant state of mind and thought that the drugs in some way remove the barriers the reducing valve that ordinarily restrict both the ability to experience ecstasy and the descent into the darkest recesses of the psyche He warns against trying these drugs without proper supervisionIn his lectures and articles Huxley describes various historical and contemporary methods of achieving these altered states The chemical route he argues is as old as humanity itself and lists many of the plants sed by shamans across time But he also refers to various mortifications of the flesh methods favoured by religious ascetics over the centuries such as extreme fasting sleep deprivation self flagellation and so forth Finally and comfortably one must assume are the various types of meditation that are meant to focus the mind on one physical point to such an extent that the ego or the reducing valve as Huxley calls it disintegratesHuxley died of cancer in 1963 writing right The Rhetoric of Reaction up to the last days of his life He sincerely believed that everyone particularly adolescents should receive regular doses of these psychedelics seeing this as the best chance humanity had of achieving happiness and world peace He would have been dismayed to the best of my knowledge these drugs are still illegal in most countries Interestingly recent research in the USA indicates that psilosybin may dramatically resolve the symptoms of depression including chronic depression in the long term after only one or two doses Trials continue Huxley may yet be proved right Amazing anthology of articles speeches and others from the awesom late Aldous Huxley Mescaline psilocybin and LSD 25 include. Ken a sense of the sacred in people living in a technological society hostile to mystical revelations Moksha a Sanskrit word meaning liberation is a collection of the prophetic and visionary writings of Aldous Huxley It includes selections from his acclaimed novels Brave New World and Island both of which envision societies centered around these of psychedelics as stabilizing forces as well as pieces from The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell his famous works on consciousness expansi. Aldous Huxley was clearly a man ahead of his time imagine an English intellectual in the 1940 s writing about mescaline and LSD how they relate to psychology sociology and religion in i found this in my house only its a first edition from 1977 with albert hoffman and alexander shulgin Great book to speed read truly shows the development of the view of the man who d later write Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell development of the view of the man who d later write Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell drug se especially Psychedelics From of Perception and Heaven and Hell drug se especially Psychedelics From and and not surprisingly for an pperclassman in the 1930s wary of them p till the post Mescaline era Enjoyed reading it though it would have been dull to read carefully speed reading ntil you find articles that interest you is the way to go Huxley s psychedelic books include Island Heaven Hell and The Doors of Perception This collection includes excerpts from them as well as other writings on the same subject Also included is an essay by his wife describing her administration of LSD to him on his deathbed on 22 November 1963Huxley Virtually Blind From 1963Huxley virtually blind from found the psychedelics to be ite literally eye opening both perceptually and philosophically First taken just before his sixtieth birthday they changed his lifeAs should be expected Huxley did not take such psychotropics lightly His decade long We Love You, Charlie Freeman use of them was during the period when they were legally available from pharmaceutical companies and increasinglysed in psychiatry and psychotherapeutics Beyond their medical The Messy Accident (An ABDL Story) use however Huxley already much influenced by mystical religious traditions believed them to have profound spiritual implicationsI tend to agree despite having grownp in a culture where such drugs had become illegal very widely available and often It Looks Like This used without serious intent Fortunately I was too neurotic and bookish as a teen to simply have fun with drugs Feel good chemicals have never held much interest for me and the psychedelics in my early years certainly were only very rarely pleasurable Instead they forced me to think about often toite literally see those things I least wanted to confront acknowledge and accept So doing they helped me Kaffir Boy uite a lot psychologically speaking In addition the couple of occasions when ample doses caused me to cross over to other worlds by which I mean that I had no contact except perhaps through memory with this intersubjective consensual reality caused me not only to reformulate my sense of the real but also gave me heightened powers of imagination and sympathy for others Like Huxley these psychotropics changed my life and like Huxley I recommend they be taken seriously and with intention Huxley was so ahead of his time Contained here are letters lectures and essays about his experiments with visionary substances and how they could besed as healing agents which the current psychedelic renaissance has as its cause celebre over 50 years af. Selected writings from the author of Brave New World and The Doors of Perception on the role of psychedelics in society • Includes letters and lectures by Huxley never published elsewhere In May 1953 Aldous Huxley took four tenths of a gram of mescaline The mystical and transcendent experience that followed set him off on an exploration that was to produce a revolutionary body of work about the inner reaches of the human mind Huxley was decades ahead of his time in his anticipation of the. .