Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Doors of Perceptive Reading

It's looking to be a dreadfully boring week so I can't say much about my life. I am just waiting around for my unemployment check and trying to stretch my pennies to keep the nicotine flowing so that my wife and I don't end up killing each other.

I thought I would share with you some clipping from a 'book' I read recently. I 'quoted' book because it's only 24 pages long so I suppose that 'book' really isn't the correct definition. Maybe essay would be better?

The 'essay' in question is called 'The Doors of Perception' by Aldous Huxley. Here's a Wikipedia link for Aldous Huxley if you want to read about the man. Aldous Huxley

OK. Enough of the jabbering. Here are some of the highlights from this read:

"The martyrs go hand in hand into the arena; they are crucified alone. Embraced, the lovers desperately try to fuse their insulated ecstasies into a single self-transcendence; in vain."

"The function of the brain and nervous system is to protect us from being overwhelmed and confused by this mass of largely useless and irrelevant knowledge-"

And other wonderful phrases such as ' victim of linguistic tradition' or 'the sea flows in our veins ... and the stars are our jewels.'


-Nosmo King


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