The terrifying dystopian vision described by science fiction writer Aldous Huxley is not a description of the totalitarian states of the 20th century, but a creeping reflection of today's reality, says Russian journalist Konstantin Syomin.
“After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” You’ve seen the quote on Pinterest and Tumblr, so why not dig a little deeper into Aldous Huxley’s ideas about the transcendent abilities of music to sing to our souls?
Wisdom and wit from Kurt Vonnegut, Aldous Huxley, William Styron, Truman Capote, and other literary titans.
"There is, at least there sometimes seems to be, a certain blessedness lying at the heart of things, a mysterious blessedness."
"All great truths are obvious truths. But not all obvious truths are great truths."
“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” So said Aldous Huxley in A Brave New World, one of the most vividly descriptive books I’ve read. Words can also elevate a good song into a great one; a song that embeds itself into […]
Kurt Vonnegut, Susan Sontag, Aldous Huxley, Oliver Sacks, Walt Whitman, Virginia Woolf, Friedrich Nietzsche, and more.
Aldous Huxley once wrote “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” Music is and has... The post 10 Reasons for You to Listen to Music Even When It’s Not in a Language You Understand appeared first on Lifehack.
Piero della Francesca is today acknowledged as one of the foundational artists of the Renaissance. Aldous Huxley thought his ‘Resurrection’… The post On the trail of Piero appeared first on The Spectator.
The Week That Was: 2016-02-13 (Feb 13, 2016) Brought to You by SEPP http://www.sepp.org The Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Quote of the Week: “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” Aldous Huxley [H/t Timothy Ball] Number of the Week: 15% THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy…
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