Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer, philosopher and a prominent member of the Huxley family. He was blinded by an illness was he was a child and suffered through blindness for years, but eventually regained some sight.
These novels deal with the “inebriated states produced by hallucinogens.” They describe the alteration in sensory perception that Huxley experienced with mescaline (LSD-My Problem Child).
Huxley, best known for his novels including Brave New World, was a humanist, pacifist, and satirist. Huxley later became interested in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism, in particular, Universalism. By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in seven different years.
After coming to the U.S., Huxley produced many nonfiction works including The Perennial Philosophy and The Devils of Loudon (Philosopher’s Corner Presents: Aldous Huxley).
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His style, “a combination of dazzling dialogue, surface cynicism and social criticism, made him one of the most fashionable literary figures of the decade”(Aldous (Leonard) Huxley).
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While lying on his deathbed with terminal throat cancer, Huxley asked his wife to inject 100 mmg of LSD into him, sending him to a peaceful death (LSD-My Problem Child).
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In 1911, Huxley suffered an illness (keratitis punctata) which "left him practically blind for two to three years". Aldous volunteered to join the army at the outbreak of World War I, but was rejected on health grounds: he was half-blind in one eye. Once his eyesight recovered sufficiently, he was able to study English literature at Balliol College, Oxford. In 1916 he edited Oxford Poetry and later graduated (BA) with first class honours. His brother Julian wrote:
Aldous Leonard Huxley (; ..In 1921 Huxley “made his reputation as a witty and cynical writer” with the publication of his first novel, Crome Yellow, (Philosopher’s Corner Presents: Aldous Huxley).
including Aldous Huxley: A Biography, ..In his foreword to the novel Brave New World, Aldous Huxley envisioned this statement when he wrote: "To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda...." Thus, through hypnopaedic teaching (brainwashing), mandatory attendance to community gatherings, and the use of drugs to control emotions, Huxley bitterly satirized the society in which we live....
Aldous Huxley topicHis style, “a combination of dazzling dialogue, surface cynicism and social criticism,” made him a fashionable writer in his time (Aldous (Leonard) Huxley).
Heaven and Hell is a philosophical essay by Aldous Huxley …- . An interesting movie exploring contemporary advertising, television and consumerism as it related to Brave New World. Film includes interviews with academics, hermits and Huxley scholars. . Filmmakers: Ewan Jones-Morris & Andrzej Wójcik. Original site is down but here is the .
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Aldous Huxley - RevolvyHe was a guru for California hippies and had an influence on the rock group the Doors, who named themselves after his novel The Doors of Perception (It’s Online-Aldous Huxley).
Huxley's Autobiography and Essays
- at Themestream. By Robert Rickover. Short essay on temporal focus as relating to the Alexander Technique and Island.- . By Jay Stevens. About The Doors of Perception. At the Psychedelic Library.- . Info on peyote and mescalin and psychoactive links.- . March 12, 1994. - addressed to Aldous Huxley.
- Ken Russell's movie "" is based on the book by Aldous Huxley entitled "The Devils of Loudon" (1952).- : The Epilog of The Devils of Loudun. - at the Internet Movie Database.- , a feature-length documentary film produced and directed by Oliver Hockenhull.
- on your iPod: Choose from The Doors Of Perception, Antic Hay, Brave New World, and Crome Yellow and more.
- by Big Sur Tapes . Huxley audio tapes.- Albert Hofmann.
- , notes from.- . General info By W. T. S. Thackara.
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- - some comments - in Contemporary Review 2001.- . Short essay by Huxley. - . This essay, the last Huxley wrote, was published in Show Magazine in 1964 soon after his death.
- by Aldous Huxley to They Still Draw Pictures.- by Brock Bakke.- - complete online text by Project Gutenberg.- by Huxley
- by Huxley.
- . Technology for Nonviolent Struggle by Brian Martin.
- by Aldous Huxley.
- about 29 poems online- , on the Bohemian Ink site. - Prologue of Technology for Nonviolent Struggle by Brian Martin
- by Aldous Huxley 1924. Adobe Acrobat file.- . March 20, 1962. 45 minute taped discourse following by a Q&A session. Listen with Streamworks player. He Explains his view on how the powers-that-be attempt to persuade the populace into consenting to the current state of affairs which may be unpleasant.
- . Germany. Provides information on activities and research concerning the author. 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. Founded June 25, 1998.
- - info on The Devils, The Genius and the Goddess, and The Giocanda Smile. Includes producers, directors, and cast members along with the old show dates.
- by John Derbyshire. The New Criterion.
- by Clive James. The curious career of Aldous Huxley.
- , site to to meetup with other fans of Huxley around the world.
- . General discussions on philosophical matters.
- - Critical Essay by Jerome Meckler.
- - by Sally Paulsell.
- by François Fénelon (16511715). French theologian and writer, a leader of the quietism heresy. Several quotes in The Perennial Philosophy.
- in The Century: A Popular Quarterly.
- , 1958 video. Aldous Huxley, social critic and author of Brave New World, talks to Wallace about threats to freedom in the United States, overpopulation, bureaucracy, propaganda, drugs, advertising, and television.
- ,read by Aldous Huxley. Old Time Radio Catalog. Nine shows for over 6 hours.