In one of his final interviews, the author/philosopher Aldous Huxley was asked to sum up his life's work. What he said was this: It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one's life and find at the end...Show More Summary
The phrase "Brave New World" has become one of the most often used clichés in medical technology in recent years. Google the title of Aldous Huxley's 1932 dystopian, and anticipatory, novel with the word medicine and 2,940,000 results...Show More Summary
Another New Year is upon us. Bring on another raft of resolutions I say! I mean, what would a New Year be in the absence of resolutions? As Aldous Huxley wrote in Time Must Have a Stop, "Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions; it's walled and roofed with them. Show More Summary
TIMOTHY LEARY AND NEIL CASSADY (1964) Aldous Huxley's creative powers were at their peak in 1960, some three years before his death. The public lectures given by the author of Brave New World and The Doors of Perception were filled to overflowing and never had a parapsychologist been so acclaimed and had a larger following. But Huxley was perplexed. Show More Summary
Submitted by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, The three quotes below sum up my views on the chart below. “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” - Aldous Huxley “That men do not learn very much from the lessons...Show More Summary
Aldous Huxley's BRAVE NEW WORLD
Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World tells the story of a government that manipulates people’s genes to deepen the divides between social classes, creating a race of superhumans and a race of slaves. Today, a revolutionary technology called...Show More Summary
Let us be kinder to one another. - Aldous Huxley
Recent experiments show that psychedelics can help with a host of medical ailments. The following is an excerpt from Aldous Huxley's Hands: His Quest for Perception and the Original Return of Psychedelic Science, by Allene Symons (Prometheus Books, 2016). Show More Summary
Researchers are conducing experiments that show psychedelics can help with a host of medical ailments. The following is an excerpt from the new book Aldous Huxley's Hands: His Quest for Perception and the Original Return of Psychedelic...Show More Summary
Some of you may be interested in this interesting essay on the Quadrapheme social conservative site, about Aldous Huxley's prophetic book 'Brave New World' and the ways in which it is coming true. http://www.quadrapheme.com/aldous-huxleys-twenty-first-century-utopia/
Aldous Huxley was a writer and intellectual who lived a complex life in England, Europe and America. Although best known for Brave New World he was also a pacifist and early believer in Eastern mysticism, a Hollywood screenwriter, a promoter of hallucinogenic drugs and a major influence on the culture of the 20th century. Show More Summary
“Several excuses are always less convincing than one,” said Aldous Huxley. If you need that really good excuse, these five apps can help. This column typically seeks to help you be more productive by pointing out useful tools. Not today. Show More Summary
Aldous Huxley reported his first psychedelic experience in The Doors of Perception (1954), a bewitching little volume that soon became the Newest Testament among the happening people. One spring morning… Read more The post The trip of a lifetime appeared first on The Spectator.
On most Sunday mornings I swim up to consciousness while listening to BBC Radio 4. The thing that forces me into full wakefulness is an almost comically correct programme called, with great wit and originality, ‘The Sunday Programme’. This...
"In all the activities of life, from the simplest physical activities to the highest intellectual and spiritual activities, our whole effort must be to get out of our own light."
By Katharina Schramm, Graduate Student in Accounting & Finance, University of St. Gallen Aldous Huxley was fascinated with elites. In his novel Brave New World (1931) he creates a society of Alphas ruling over Betas, Deltas, Gammas and Epsilons in a caste system state order. Show More Summary
When in vitro fertilization was developed in the 1970s, critics of the technique imagined a world a la Aldous Huxley, filled with assembly-line designer babies. It didn’t turn out like that. Instead, the procedure simply gave infertile couples another route to start a family. But it also created a problem that critics never imagined. Read more...
By Henry A. Giroux, CounterPunch In spite of their differing perceptions, George Orwell and Aldous Huxley both argued that the established democracies of the West were quickly foreclosing the promise of liberal democracy and entering a space where totalitarianism perverts the modern ideals of justice, freedom, and political emancipation.
We’re in the middle of a cultural Renaissance, my dear Coppertops. No, I don’t mean to say there are men in tights painting pictures of women with cryptical smiles –though you never know, right?– or people being burned at the stake for proposing heretical ideas –unless you...