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    Default The Doors of Perception

    Each person is at each moment capable of remembering all that has ever happened to him and of perceiving everything that is happening everywhere in the universe. 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, by shutting out most of what we should otherwise perceive or remember at any moment, and leaving only that very small and special selection which is likely to be practically useful. According to such a theory, each one of us is potentially Mind at Large.
    If the doors of perception were cleansed
    everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
    ~Aldous Huxley

    Anyone ever read the book, I never did and I am just lurking on amazon thinking about, if I should buy it.

    I just know the song:

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    I've heard of the book. It looks cool.

    I remember posting on the dumb band names thread, I thought The Doors was a stupid name. I had no idea they were named after this though.

    I thought they were just... The Doors.

    I find the doors of perception to be convincing. I don't know why, maybe I just like the idea.

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    Remember it was I who had the Jim Morrison avatar for so long.

    The Doors actually based their name off of Huxley's The Doors of Perception, and I think Morrison, in some ways more than others, exemplifies this concept as a human.

    I went through a phase some months ago where I was absolutely obsessed with the concept of the Doors of Perception. I read a shit ton of stuff on it online, and studied into it via Jim Morrison's philosophy.
    Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?

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    ouh the doors, damn it, never thought about that . I only know the german title which says Pforte, what would be gate, but Jim damnit Jim, one straight guy who still can surprise me everytime anew

    Ok I bought the book
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    I once checked this book out but never got around to reading it. Maybe I should though; human perception is fascinating.
    How does the book propose one open "the doors of perception" ? I remember reading it had something to do with mescalin? Or does it go beyond usage of substances?

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    ouh the doors, damn it, never thought about that . I only know the german title which says Pforte, what would be gate, but Jim damnit Jim, one straight guy who still can surprise me everytime anew

    Ok I bought the book
    actually, there is some speculation that Jim may have been bisexual, or even homosexual.
    Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?

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    I think LSD tho this could be Hoffmann tho
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneWithSoul View Post
    actually, there is some speculation that Jim may have been bisexual, or even homosexual.
    Time for my 1st "dead people crushes" thread then I think
    [URL]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEBvftJUwDw&t=0s[/URL]

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