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  Erowid Aldous Huxley Vault
Aldous Huxley was a novelist and essayist, born in Godalming, Surrey, England, the grandson of T.H. Huxley.
In May 1953, Huxley was introduced to mescaline by Humphry Osmond, an experience he described in his book The Doors of Perception.
Huxley had a great interest in the process of death and dying as well as in the mental states achieved through psychedelic drugs.
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  Aldous Huxley
Huxley's original intent was to pursue medicine, however an eye ailment he acquired at age 16 prevented that pursuit and while still a student at Oxford, turned to literature, publishing two volumes of poetry.
Huxley was basically a moral philosopher, using his novels to put into the mainstream his ideas.
Huxley was dead-set against conformity and renounced the mainstream attitudes of his era while his tremendous intellect and and palpability of his writing make him a most memorable voice of the 20th century.
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  Aldous Huxley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aldous Huxley was born in Godalming, Surrey, England.
During the 1950s, Huxley's interest in the field of psychical research grew keener and his later works are strongly influenced by both mysticism and his experiences with the psychedelic drug mescaline, to which he was introduced by the psychiatrist Humphry Osmond in 1953.
In 1960, Huxley himself was diagnosed with cancer and in the years that followed, with his health deteriorating, he wrote the utopian novel Island, and gave lectures on "Human Potentialities" at the Esalen institute which were foundational to the forming of the Human Potential Movement.
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 Aldous Huxley Biography
Los Angeles, CA Aldous Leonard Huxley was born July 26, 1894 in the town of Godalming in the county of Surrey, in England.
T.H. Huxley's son and Aldous Huxley's father was Leonard Huxley, was the author of many biographies and the editor of the literary Cornhill Magazine.
Aldous planned on being a doctor when he got out of school, but at age sixteen, he was stricken by a streptococcal infection in his eyes, which left him completely blind for a whole year.
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 Huxley's acid reign - theage.com.au
Forty years ago, Aldous Huxley (1894-1964) wrote Island, in which he created a utopia where fundamentalist religion and omnipotent leaders did not exist, where no one could earn more than five times anyone else's wages and where the nuclear family and puritanism were replaced by vast extended families and liberated sexuality.
Huxley's death was noteworthy partly because of his decision to take LSD as he lay dying.
But Laura Huxley is anxious to put her husband's relationship with LSD into context, saying that between 1953 and 1963 he took the drug only about 10 or 12 times, the sort of dosage that some people have taken in a single week.
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 Aldous Huxley
Huxley believed there was no real and enduring resolution of social conflict; but if there was to be an endpoint to secular history, he regarded his dystopian novel Brave New World as a closer approximation to the grim modalities of modern progress than Orwell's Nineteen Eighty‑four.
Despite these reservations, Huxley was eager to speculate about the nature and scale of modernity Increasingly he emphasized individual physiology and psychology in a way that fostered a view of public life and what he called "the circumambient culture" as inherently monstrous.
Huxley's critique of politics and the prevailing ideologies of fascism and capitalism overlaps with his attempt to locate a foundational truth in a world of change and diversity He embraced a form of political pacifism that intersected with an increasing attraction to religious quietism and mysticism.
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 Albert Hofmann: LSD, My Problem Child · Meeting with Aldous Huxley
Huxley would have preferred not to designate these two substances and mescaline as "drugs," because in English usage, as also by the way with Droge in German, that word has a pejorative connotation, and because it was important to differentiate the hallucinogens from the other drugs, even linguistically.
Aldous Huxley and I were together often at the annual convention of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences (WAAS) in Stockholm during late summer 1963.
Huxley understood what was meant by this, and ignoring the misgivings of the attending physician, she gave him, with her own hand, the desired injection-she let him have the moksha medicine.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Aldous Huxley
Aldous Leonard Huxley (pronounced [ˈæl.dəs ˈhʌks.li]) (July 26, 1894 – November 22, 1963) was a British writer who emigrated to the United States.
Huxley began his learning in his father's well-equipped botanical laboratory, then continued in a school named Hillside, which his mother supervised for several years until she became terminally ill. After Hillside, he was educated at Eton College.
During this period Huxley was also able to tap into some Hollywood income using his writing skills, thanks to an introduction into the business by his friend Anita Loos, the prolific novelist and screenwriter.
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What is suprising, or to state it clearer, amazing, is that Huxley is viewed in high esteem from both the world of the intellectual and that of the snobby intellectual’s nemesis: the hippie (although Huxley passed away before the manifestation of the latter).
Aldous Huxley was born in Godalming, Surrey on July 26, 1894, into a well-to-do upper-middle-class family.
Aldous Huxley was born in Surray, England on the date of July 26, 1894.
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 Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley used it to provide a title for 'Ends and Means', a collection of essays about us: human beings and their behaviour.
Aldous Huxley was a lifelong pacifist, but it was in the 1930s that he was a particularly active one.
But its chief fault, in Huxley's view, was that the only eligible members were communities which had their own armies: it was a league of societies which were organised for war, and as such a military league.
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 Aldous Huxley
Huxley's style, a combination of brilliant dialogue, cynicism, and social criticism, made him one of the most fashionable literary figures of the decade.
In a article from 1931, Huxley stated that drug-taking "constitutes one of the most curious and also, it seems to me, one of the most significant chapters in the natural history of human beings." THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION (see Jim Morrison), published in 1954, was an influential study of consciousness expansion through mescalineand.
One of Huxley's most puzzling ideas was the education of the human being as 'amphibian', one capable of living in different environments.
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 Aldous Huxley
HUXLEY, ALDOUS (July 26, 1894-November 22, 1963), British novelist and essayist, wrote: "I was born at Godalming, in the county of Surrey.
Aldous Huxley was a staff writer and editor for both the Athenaeum and the Westminster Gazette from 1919 to 1924.
Huxley's reputation as a novelist has somewhat diminished since his death, although he is acknowledged as an excellent essayist and anthologist.
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 Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley was one of the seminal figures of 20th century literature.
Huxley was also interested in enrolling his son, Matthew, in an American university to avoid the rigors of an Oxford education.
Huxley was joined in his afternoon meditations by Heard and Christopher Isherwood, the English novelist who had followed his friends to California.
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 Aldous Huxley Summary
Aldous Huxley was born into a family of intellectual prominence.
Aldous Huxley earned widespread attention in the 1920s as a promising young fiction writer who wrote brilliant and scathing stories about British writers and intellectuals gathered around socialite Ottoline Morrell.
For four decades Aldous Huxley was a major figure in the literary mainstream, yet he is now chiefly remembered for a novel that is, by any definition, science fiction.
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 NovelGuide: Biography: Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley was born in 1894 in England to two very aristocratic parents, Leonard and Julia Huxley.
As a teenager, Huxley was enrolled in Eton, the legendary university.
Huxley will go down in history as being one the most famous of the contemporary writers, often writing misconstrued pieces far ahead of their time.
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 A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Search, Read, Study, Discuss.
Huxley foreshadowed many of the practices and gadgets we take for granted today--let's hope the sterility and absence of individuality he predicted aren't yet to come.
In the novel, Huxley paints a world in which humanity is governed by machines, a world in which reproduction, education, and death are all handled with millisecond accuracy.
Under Huxley, the 'novel of ideas' has approached the status of a major art form.” Harold H. Watts, in his Aldous Huxley, agrees with Bowering's classification of Brave New World as a wonderful satire.
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 Brave New World by Aldous Huxley : Monarch Notes
Aldous Huxley was born on July 26, 1894, at Godalming, county of Surrey, England.
Huxley was concerned that readers, critics, and commentators could not or would not accept his novel not only as a satire on the life and values of the time (1931) but also as a warning of what the future could hold for mankind.
Huxley felt that this unqualified praise of science was wrong, that man's advances in science and technology were fraught with danger, that the misuse of knowledge results in evil, not good.
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 Adous Huxley Biography
Aldous Huxley was born on July 26th 1894 in Surrey, England and died 1963.
Huxley's Brave New World addresses this conflict in a fictional future in which free will and individuality have been sacrificed to achieve complete social stability and is painfully clumsy at moments and brilliantly funny at others.
Huxley suggested that psychedelic plant use should only be used by artists and the elite.
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 Aldous Huxley
Huxley's early comic novels, which include Antic Hay (1923), Those Barren Leaves (1925), and Point Counter Point (1928), demonstrate his ability to dramatize intellectual debate in fiction; he discussed philosophical and social topics in a volume of essays, Proper Studies (1927).
Huxley's distress at what he regarded as the spiritual bankruptcy of the modern world led him toward mysticism and the use of hallucinatory drugs.
Huxley, who moved to southern California in 1947, was primarily a moral philosopher who used fiction during his early career as a vehicle for ideas; in his later writing, which consists largely of essays, he adopts an overtly didactic tone.
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 Aldous Huxley - An Anti-Darwinist Criticism
"Aldous Huxley once let the cat out of the bag when he said, in response to a question about the origins of modernism, that it began not in the minds of intellectuals but in their wills: they needed to come up with an intellectual system that would give them permission to behave licentiously.
But continuing to trot out Aldous Huxley (who by the way was NOT an atheist), and Dawkins as though they proved the rule, ignores the genuine spectrum of opinion out there concerning Darwinism, I.D. and creationism.
And Aldous' chapters on "Religious Practices," "Beliefs," and "Ethics" argued in favor of a meaningful cosmos and a universal spirituality that Aldous said was reflected in the works of certain Eastern mystics as well in the works of some famous Christian mystics.
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 What happened to Aldous Huxley by John Derbyshire
Huxley was not a humorless man, as the early novels and short stories amply testify, and the lighter essays occasionally confirm.
Huxley had, in fact, a well-developed sense of the absurd, and that conviction—I always associate it with G. Chesterton, though it is of course more widespread—that the universe is radically weird.
Huxley described himself as “by temperament extremely anti-social,” but he was not anhedonic, and the pleasure he took in art, literature, close friendships, and the ordinary processes of life, are plain to see in his writings.
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 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World and other works - Extensive information including online texts, discussion forum, links ...
- vienna- Huxley on Self-Transcedence: The Epilog of The Devils of Loudun.
It also promotes the academic study of the works of Aldous Huxley, in particular critical editions, commentaries and interpretations, and aims to make a wider public acquainted with the thought and writings of the author.
Aldous Huxley himself narrated this hour long adaptation of his dystopic novel of a quickly nearing future in which society manufactures babies for specific roles in life and people control and mellow their experience with the drug Soma...
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 Quotations Book: Author - Huxley, Aldous
Aldous Leonard Huxley (July 26, 1894 November 22, 1963) was a British writer who emigrated to the United States.
Through his novels and essays Huxley functioned as an examiner and sometimes critic of social mores, societal norms and ideals, and possible misapplications of science in human life.
By the end of his life, Huxley was considered, in certain circles, a 'leader of modern thought'.
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 Life Stories
Huxley's great uncle was Matthew Arnold, the humanist poet, his aunt was a novelist and his father, Leonard, was a poet and biographer.
Huxley wrote two volumes of poetry whilst still at Oxford, the first of which was published in 1916.
Huxley's own death was overshadowed in the media by the assassination of John F Kennedy on the same day, 22 November 1963.
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 BRAVE NEW WORLD By Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel BRAVE NEW WORLD raised controversy when it was first published, and the debate has barely changed in all this time.  Frequently challenged with banning attempts, the novel depicts a future of conspicuous consumption, medicated emotional stability and reproduction via eugenics and cloning.
The Centre for Aldous Huxley Studies (CAHS) was approved of and founded as a research centre by the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (University of Münster) in spring 1998 and is part of the Department of English.
In 1958, Aldous Huxley wrote what might be called a sequel to his novel Brave New World, published in 1932, but it was a sequel that did not revisit the story or the characters, or re-enter the world of the novel.
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