The Keys to the Doors of Perception

The estimates of a global happiness rating for individual nations were based on the following criteria: GNP per head, social support, life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity, perception of corruption, and a dystopic ...

Author: William Austin Moore M.D.

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781504340199

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 500

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Verbum quod locutus est. Spiritus auden locquitur, Et auditum est, Ergo, "Ego sum". Title: "Enlightenment". oil on canvas W. A. Moore

Opening The Doors of Perception

The Key to Cosmic Awareness Anthony Peake. a regular part of her life, sometimes occurring up to three or four times a day. As she grew older, these episodes decreased, but even in her mid-20s they visited her three or four times a year ...

Author: Anthony Peake

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781780289083

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

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The first mass-market book to gather the scientific evidence of a relationship between physical reality and consciousness. In 1954 Aldous Huxley's hugely influential book 'The Doors of Perception' was published. Huxley's title is taken from William Blake's 1793 book The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. In this Blake makes the following observation: "If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern." Opening the Doors of Perception will update Huxley's work and suggest process and procedures whereby man can, indeed, perceive reality in its true glory. The concept of 'the scale of transcendence' is analysed in great detail, and suggests that there is a scale of perceptions whereby the doors of perception are slowly opened and, bit by bit, they reveal the true nature of 'reality' as suggested by most esoteric teachings and mystic traditions. Most human beings perceive the doors as being securely closed. However there are occasions when the doors become slightly ajar and allow fleeting glimpses of what the Gnostics called 'The Pleroma'. For 'normal' people these glimpses are experienced during fleeting 'noetic' experiences. However for others the doors are prized upon by certain neurological processes starting with migraine and progressing through various 'altered-states' such as temporal lobe epilepsy, bi-polar syndrome, autism and finally, when the doors are fully open, schizophrenia.

The Perception of the Environment

have in mind the kind of key – analogous to a cipher – that might enable me to translate from physical signifiers to ... 7 In this sense, clues are keys that unlock the doors of perception, and the more keys you hold, the more doors you ...

Author: Tim Ingold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000504668

Category: Social Science

Page: 630

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In this work Tim Ingold offers a persuasive new approach to understanding how human beings perceive their surroundings. He argues that what we are used to calling cultural variation consists, in the first place, of variations in skill. Neither innate nor acquired, skills are grown, incorporated into the human organism through practice and training in an environment. They are thus as much biological as cultural. To account for the generation of skills we have therefore to understand the dynamics of development. And this in turn calls for an ecological approach that situates practitioners in the context of an active engagement with the constituents of their surroundings. The twenty-three essays comprising this book focus in turn on the procurement of livelihood, on what it means to ‘dwell’, and on the nature of skill, weaving together approaches from social anthropology, ecological psychology, developmental biology and phenomenology in a way that has never been attempted before. The book is set to revolutionise the way we think about what is ‘biological’ and ‘cultural’ in humans, about evolution and history, and indeed about what it means for human beings – at once organisms and persons – to inhabit an environment. The Perception of the Environment will be essential reading not only for anthropologists but also for biologists, psychologists, archaeologists, geographers and philosophers. This edition includes a new Preface by the author.

The Doors FAQ

5 I Was Turning Keys How the Doors Got Their Name We are The Doors, because you go into a strange town, ... way back to English writer William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by way of Aldous Huxley's The Doors of Perception.

Author: Rich Weidman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781617131141

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Criminal Artefacts

In The Doors of Perception (1954), Huxley identifies drug use as a viable means of exploring heightened or alternate ... Drugs, to Huxley, are one of the keys to the doors of perception, entities that would lead the user to heightened ...

Author: Dawn Moore

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774813952

Category: Political Science

Page: 189

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As law reformers call for addiction treatment as a remedy to thefailing war on drugs, it is also time to consider the seriousimplications of joining legal and therapeutic practices in an assumedlybenevolent bid to cure the offender. Criminal Artefacts castsdoubt on the assumption that drugs lie at the heart of crime. Casestudies from drug treatment courts and addiction treatment programsillustrate the tensions between law and psychology, treatment andpunishment, and conflicting theories of addiction. This book asks us toquestion why the criminalized drug user has become such a focus ofcontemporary criminal justice practices.

Light My Fire

My Life with The Doors Ray Manzarek. wanted the shamanic, trance-inducing seance ... It was an obscenity clause that prevented Jim, or any other Door, from using profane language on the stage. ... The keys to the doors of perception are ...

Author: Ray Manzarek

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698151017

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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"The best book yet about The Doors." --Booklist Now available as an ebook for the first time...the inside story of the Doors, by cofounder and keyboard player Ray Manzarek. Includes 16 pages of photos. "A refreshingly candid read...a Doors bio worth opening." --Entertainment Weekly No other band has ever sounded quite like the Doors, and no other frontman has ever transfixed an audience quite the way Jim Morrison did. Ray Manzarek, the band's co-founder and keyboard player, was there from the very start--and until the sad dissolution--of the Doors. In this heartfelt and colorfully detailed memoir, complete with 16 pages of photographs, he brings us an insider's view of the brief, brilliant history...from the beginning to the end. "An engaging read." --Washington Post Book World

Don t Quit Your Day Job

Fumbling for the Keys to the Doors of Perception: Amemoir,mostly true but withsome stretchers, as Mark Twainoncesaid by William Gay We'll starve todeath,shesaid. I was married then and my wife was appalled because I had quit my job.

Author: Sonny Brewer

Publisher: MP Publishing

ISBN: 9781849821292

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

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P. J. O’Rourke said, “Creative writing teachers should be purged until every last instructor who has uttered the words ‘Write what you know’ is confined to a labor camp… The blind guy with the funny little harp who composed The Iliad, how much combat do you think he saw?” Like O’Rourke, William Faulkner had his own take on the Other Commandment for writers, the one that goes, “Thou shalt not quit thy day job”. Faulkner, who won the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature, had, twenty-five years before, worked at the post office in his hometown of Oxford, Mississippi. Mr Faulkner was known to say, “One of the saddest things is that the only thing a man can do for eight hours, is work. You can’t eat eight hours a day, nor drink for eight hours a day, nor make love for eight hours”. He must have been determined to give something else (writing, we may assume, perhaps a glass of whisky on the side) a whirl when he tendered his resignation to the postmaster. “I reckon I’ll be at the beck and call of folks with money all my life”, he said, “but thank God I won’t ever again have to be at the beck and call of every son of a bitch who’s got two cents to buy a stamp." The authors in this book have tried their hands at some of the same jobs you have held, or still keep. They’ve worked on the railroad, busted rocks with a sledgehammer, fought fires, wiped tables, soldiered and carpentered and spied, delivered pizzas, lacquered boat paddles, counted heads for the church, sold underwear, and delivered the mail. They’ve driven garbage trucks. And like William Faulkner before them they have quit those day jobs. And like Faulkner they write. They tell good tales. If you wonder what work preceded their efforts to produce a great pile of books, if you would like to know how they made the transition to, as William Gay said, “clocking in at the culture factory”, then this is the book you’ve been waiting for...

The Keys to the Doors of Perception A Portrait of the Artist in the Mind of Man

Verbum quod locutus est. Spiritus auden locquitur, Et auditum est, Ergo, "Ego sum". Title: "Enlightenment". oil on canvas W. A. Moore

Author: William Austin Moore

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504340221

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 392

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Verbum quod locutus est. Spiritus auden locquitur, Et auditum est, Ergo, "Ego sum." Title: "Enlightenment." oil on canvas W. A. Moore

RSA and Public Key Cryptography

Key. Management. If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake (1757–1827) English Poet A cryptographic scheme is only as strong as the security of its keys.

Author: Richard A. Mollin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420035247

Category: Mathematics

Page: 304

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Although much literature exists on the subject of RSA and public-key cryptography, until now there has been no single source that reveals recent developments in the area at an accessible level. Acclaimed author Richard A. Mollin brings together all of the relevant information available on public-key cryptography (PKC), from RSA to the latest applications of PKC, including electronic cash, secret broadcasting, secret balloting systems, various banking and payment protocols, high security logins, smart cards, and biometrics. Moreover, he covers public-key infrastructure (PKI) and its various security applications. Throughout the book, Mollin gives a human face to cryptography by including nearly 40 biographies of the individuals who helped develop cryptographic concepts. He includes a number of illustrative and motivating examples, as well as optional topics that go beyond the basics, such as Lenstra's elliptic curve method and the number field sieve. From history and basic concepts to future trends and emerging applications, this book provides a rigorous and detailed treatment of public-key cryptography. Accessible to anyone from the senior undergraduate to the research scientist, RSA and Public-Key Cryptography offers challenging and inspirational material for all readers.

Breaking the Godspell

The intelligent use of psychopharmaceuticals has furnished us the keys to the doors of perception through which we may pass to explore the interior universe at will . The rapid development of computers may well bring the advent of ...

Author: Neil Freer

Publisher: Book Tree

ISBN: 1885395361

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 164

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In BREAKING THE GODSPELL, "It is gratifying that Neil Freer has set out to probe what the recognition of the existence and Earth-visits of the Nefilim can mean not just to scientists and theologians, but to each human being upon this planet Earth". Zecharia Sitchin, author of The 12th Planet.