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« Reply #150 on: May 05, 2010, 05:05:30 PM »

I really need to slow down. it's hard when you basically live for instant gratification in all areas of your life. Aldous Huxley said "artificial paradises are fleeting." he was so right.
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« Reply #151 on: May 05, 2010, 05:07:17 PM »

I guess he must have discovered that with all his drug experimentation.
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« Reply #152 on: May 05, 2010, 05:11:01 PM »

I guess he must have discovered that with all his drug experimentation.

he may have been a junkie but he was also a misguided genius. his books changed my outlook greatly.
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« Reply #153 on: May 05, 2010, 05:38:23 PM »

Interesting fellow. He's kind of like Ayn Rand on drugs. I don't mean that as a bad thing.
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« Reply #154 on: May 05, 2010, 09:17:32 PM »

I guess he must have discovered that with all his drug experimentation.
Dunno who the hell that is...but yeah.  It's pretty fleeting.  Can be at least from my own experiences.
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« Reply #155 on: May 05, 2010, 09:24:29 PM »

I guess he must have discovered that with all his drug experimentation.

he may have been a junkie but he was also a misguided genius. his books changed my outlook greatly.

I don't think he was a junkie, he only experimented with mescaline and other non-addictive psychedelics as far as I know.  He asked for an injection of LSD on his deathbed!  Read "The Doors of Perception," if you haven't.

I'm not so sure his genius was misguided, either!
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« Reply #156 on: May 05, 2010, 09:27:54 PM »

Aldous Huxley was a writer, philosopher, and dabbler in pschedelic drugs long before the hippies did it. He wrote Brave New World about a dystopian future where all babies were raised in test tubes and each was conditioned to fulfill a certain role (laborer/engineer/teacher/etc.), and everyone was kept happy and stoically subservient through the use of a drug called SOMA. An interesting cat. He had some very unusual socio-political ideals. He believed in a decentralized type of socialism, which, as far as I can reason it, means a type of socialism that does not lead to communism. At least that's my understanding.  
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« Reply #157 on: May 06, 2010, 06:43:05 PM »

Aldous Huxley was a writer, philosopher, and dabbler in pschedelic drugs long before the hippies did it. He wrote Brave New World about a dystopian future where all babies were raised in test tubes and each was conditioned to fulfill a certain role (laborer/engineer/teacher/etc.), and everyone was kept happy and stoically subservient through the use of a drug called SOMA. An interesting cat. He had some very unusual socio-political ideals. He believed in a decentralized type of socialism, which, as far as I can reason it, means a type of socialism that does not lead to communism. At least that's my understanding.  
There is a drug called Soma...and it does keep you happy.  Beyond that, I'll have to check out his writings.
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« Reply #158 on: May 06, 2010, 09:25:57 PM »

Aldous Huxley was a writer, philosopher, and dabbler in pschedelic drugs long before the hippies did it. He wrote Brave New World about a dystopian future where all babies were raised in test tubes and each was conditioned to fulfill a certain role (laborer/engineer/teacher/etc.), and everyone was kept happy and stoically subservient through the use of a drug called SOMA. An interesting cat. He had some very unusual socio-political ideals. He believed in a decentralized type of socialism, which, as far as I can reason it, means a type of socialism that does not lead to communism. At least that's my understanding.  
There is a drug called Soma...and it does keep you happy.  Beyond that, I'll have to check out his writings.

"Soma" was originally an Indian ritual drug described in various ancient texts, but no modern researcher has been able to figure out for sure what drug they were talking about.  Descriptions made it sound like a psychedelic.     

Huxley took that name for his fictional pleasure drug used to keep the population sedated.

Given that history, I was shocked when the pharmaceutical company decided to market a muscle relaxant under the name "Soma."  To those in the know that name suggests it's a drug of abuse (and as Happy points out some people have used it that way, though muscle relaxants don't sound particularly fun to me).  Why would you want to give your supposedly clinical drug a name that has that kind of history? 
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« Reply #159 on: May 06, 2010, 11:00:20 PM »

Aldous Huxley was a writer, philosopher, and dabbler in pschedelic drugs long before the hippies did it. He wrote Brave New World about a dystopian future where all babies were raised in test tubes and each was conditioned to fulfill a certain role (laborer/engineer/teacher/etc.), and everyone was kept happy and stoically subservient through the use of a drug called SOMA. An interesting cat. He had some very unusual socio-political ideals. He believed in a decentralized type of socialism, which, as far as I can reason it, means a type of socialism that does not lead to communism. At least that's my understanding.  
There is a drug called Soma...and it does keep you happy.  Beyond that, I'll have to check out his writings.

"Soma" was originally an Indian ritual drug described in various ancient texts, but no modern researcher has been able to figure out for sure what drug they were talking about.  Descriptions made it sound like a psychedelic.     

Huxley took that name for his fictional pleasure drug used to keep the population sedated.

Given that history, I was shocked when the pharmaceutical company decided to market a muscle relaxant under the name "Soma."  To those in the know that name suggests it's a drug of abuse (and as Happy points out some people have used it that way, though muscle relaxants don't sound particularly fun to me).  Why would you want to give your supposedly clinical drug a name that has that kind of history? 
Hmmm...didn't know the history on the name.  Learn something new everyday.

It is a drug of abuse.  A lot of people misuse it cause of the side effects, especially when mixed with alcohol.  It's bad enough when it makes you feel like you're walking through quicksand.  Why add alcohol?
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« Reply #160 on: May 07, 2010, 06:55:56 PM »

Aldous Huxley was a writer, philosopher, and dabbler in pschedelic drugs long before the hippies did it. He wrote Brave New World about a dystopian future where all babies were raised in test tubes and each was conditioned to fulfill a certain role (laborer/engineer/teacher/etc.), and everyone was kept happy and stoically subservient through the use of a drug called SOMA. An interesting cat. He had some very unusual socio-political ideals. He believed in a decentralized type of socialism, which, as far as I can reason it, means a type of socialism that does not lead to communism. At least that's my understanding.  
There is a drug called Soma...and it does keep you happy.  Beyond that, I'll have to check out his writings.

"Soma" was originally an Indian ritual drug described in various ancient texts, but no modern researcher has been able to figure out for sure what drug they were talking about.  Descriptions made it sound like a psychedelic.     

Huxley took that name for his fictional pleasure drug used to keep the population sedated.

Given that history, I was shocked when the pharmaceutical company decided to market a muscle relaxant under the name "Soma."  To those in the know that name suggests it's a drug of abuse (and as Happy points out some people have used it that way, though muscle relaxants don't sound particularly fun to me).  Why would you want to give your supposedly clinical drug a name that has that kind of history? 
Hmmm...didn't know the history on the name.  Learn something new everyday.

It is a drug of abuse.  A lot of people misuse it cause of the side effects, especially when mixed with alcohol.  It's bad enough when it makes you feel like you're walking through quicksand.  Why add alcohol?

Sometimes they make you warm and fuzzy. i like Huxley views on schizophrenia moslty.
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« Reply #161 on: May 07, 2010, 07:40:18 PM »

I read that Jim Morrison named his band The Doors after Huxley's book.  Guess it makes sense considering the band's output.

Aldous Huxley was a writer, philosopher, and dabbler in pschedelic drugs long before the hippies did it. He wrote Brave New World about a dystopian future where all babies were raised in test tubes and each was conditioned to fulfill a certain role (laborer/engineer/teacher/etc.), and everyone was kept happy and stoically subservient through the use of a drug called SOMA. An interesting cat. He had some very unusual socio-political ideals. He believed in a decentralized type of socialism, which, as far as I can reason it, means a type of socialism that does not lead to communism. At least that's my understanding.  
There is a drug called Soma...and it does keep you happy.  Beyond that, I'll have to check out his writings.

"Soma" was originally an Indian ritual drug described in various ancient texts, but no modern researcher has been able to figure out for sure what drug they were talking about.  Descriptions made it sound like a psychedelic.     

Huxley took that name for his fictional pleasure drug used to keep the population sedated.

Given that history, I was shocked when the pharmaceutical company decided to market a muscle relaxant under the name "Soma."  To those in the know that name suggests it's a drug of abuse (and as Happy points out some people have used it that way, though muscle relaxants don't sound particularly fun to me).  Why would you want to give your supposedly clinical drug a name that has that kind of history? 
Hmmm...didn't know the history on the name.  Learn something new everyday.

It is a drug of abuse.  A lot of people misuse it cause of the side effects, especially when mixed with alcohol.  It's bad enough when it makes you feel like you're walking through quicksand.  Why add alcohol?

Sometimes they make you warm and fuzzy. i like Huxley views on schizophrenia moslty.
That they do.  Sad I know that, but hey, live and learn.  Overall I don't regret anything.  It brought me to where I am.

Drinking a little tonight, but I'm not drunk yet.
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« Reply #162 on: May 07, 2010, 08:12:44 PM »

We're drinking rum n' Cokes here.

Everything is beautiful and nothing hurts.

Happy Friday!

Here's a link to download a recording of Huxley reading his radio adaptation of Brave New World with a very odd music score composed and conducted by my musical idol Bernard Herrmann.

Enjoy!

http://www.boingboing.net/2010/05/06/vintage-lp-huxley-na.html
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