Friday, July 31, 2009

The Doors of Perception

"Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him."
~Aldous Huxley (Author of 'The Doors of Perception')

"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 through narrow chinks of his cavern."
~William Blake

"The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less sure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable mystery which it tries, forever vainly, to comprehend."

"If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel."
~Jim Morrison, The Doors


bookmanie said...

Hello Desi, the texts that you presented are very interesting. Besides, I want to tell you that you amaze me every day. Of course, this is not you who have written, but if you have seen as related to all of our dialogue is that your memory is full of ideas that match. Now it's up to me to surprise you. These texts could be part of three choices for a vote, too. Whoever is my way of seeing things, is that of James Morisson. For the other two, my critical mind that I'm embarrassed for you. For me, there's good and bad, you m'escuserez, I hope. Just a bit of time to respond ... Bookman.

bookmanie said...

Excuse me for the mistake in the name of the singer, I marginality and derision. The most important are the ideas it conveys not his name. (Is it her real name?). Bookmanie.

desi said...

his name is actually James Douglas Morrison. In short Jim..
So you were correct! :)

My choice will also be his quote! He said many stuff that make sense to those who don't make sense..
if you understand.

Lydia said...

Ah, Jim Morrison. What can I say except he was excellence in every way.

Bookmanie's paintings look lovely here.

desi said...

"I am the Lizard King...I can do anything!!" He was and still is the best! :D

bookmanie said...

D├ęsi. About the experience: Bookman idea of the experiment is governed by the unconscious to consciousness, the exterior received. But it is only the unconscious, memory connected to a specific time by coincidence. Yes by chance. I'll tell you a true story, people, it is known in my region in the world of caving. I was barely 16 years old and had already visited more than 150 caves in the Alps Maritimeset around. I have been led by experienced cavers, mostly scientists or topologists. One of them, a topologists known in my region, Denoizet Eric, died in a sinkhole as a result of hypothermia following a flood in an active network. Much more experienced than me, he had warned of this risk. Yet he died by this alert. Bookman.

bookmanie said...

You understand what? Like everyone else? This reference to other texts. The word experience does not match anything. Invented by certain men on the level of the pyramid. Do you think the times that are repeated in the same way, this is what you believe, are perceived in the same way all the time? The perception, which refers to memory in a direction toward + infinity. Which launched the fashion "experience", you wanted to catalog to a level of the pyramid. Whoever takes up with a sextant (I am a browser), is obliged to make a correction of declination of the earth, you are never where you think you are. I learned navigation with the sextant, while the GPS existed long before. (Since the end of 1940 = top secret by the military). When I see the word experience, it puts me out of me, (navigational error had cost the lives of men), then, the texts of philosophers, writers of some or all ceuxx which were formatted in their education, I do not read it. Talk of

hugo said...


desi said...

Hey much to think about!! :) WOW, caving sounds so adventurous!! do you still do it?

@ Hugo.. :) welcome welcome! :D

rocksblogg said...

great! he was simply amazing werent he?!
love the doors
Peace Frog always gets me dancing round the house!

desi said...

and Peace Frog it is!
"There's blood in the streets, it's up to my ankles
There's blood on the streets, it's up to my knee
Blood on the streets in the town of chicago
Blood on the rise, its following me"


Ive got more posts of him..just look around and you'll find..
he's always here... :)