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Altered States: Drugs and the Fantastic Imagination in the 1960s
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American Cultural History - 1960 - 1969

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Provides a rich bibliography of historical texts.  

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Adelle Davis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Daisie Adelle Davis (25 February 1904 - 31 May 1974), popularly known as Adelle Davis, was an American author and nutritionist who became well known as an advocate for specific nutritional stances such as unprocessed food and vitamin supplementation. She gained prominence in the 1960s and 1970s with widespread media attention and became the most recognized nutritionist in the country. Despite her popularity, she was heavily criticized by her peers for many recommendations she made that were not supported by the scientific literature, some of which were considered dangerous.

Adelle Davis was born to Charles and Harriette Davis in Lizton, Indiana, USA, on February 25, 1904. She studied Home Economics at Purdue University from 1923 to 1925 and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Household Studies from the University of California at Berkeley in 1927. After receiving dietetic training at Bellevue and Fordham Hospitals in New York, she supervised nutrition for Yonkers Public Schools as well as consulted as a nutritionist for New York obstetricians.[1]

From 1931 through 1958, Davis was a private consulting nutritionist in Oakland and Los Angeles, California. She received her Master of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Southern California.[1] In October 1943, Davis married George Edward Leisey, and adopted his two children, George and Barbara, though she never had children of her own.[2] She divorced George Leisey in 1953 and married a retired accountant and lawyer named Frank Sieglinger in 1960.[1]

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:This Timeless Moment: A Personal View of Aldous Huxley

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Laura Huxley's biography of their life together
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Quietism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Huxley's discussion of contemplatives and quietists (Doors of Perception, 41)

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Vuillard- Google Search

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"In our own day we have had Vuillard, the painter, at his best of unforgettably splendid pictures of the Dharma-Body manifested in a bourgeois bedroom, of the Absolute blazing away in the midst of some stockbroker's family in a suburban garden, taking tea" (Huxley, Doors of Perception, 40)
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Vincent van Gogh | Van Gogh's Chair | NG3862 | The National Gallery, London

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Reading Aldous Huxley's "Doors of Perception" & tracking some of his references, like Vincent Van Gogh's Chair.
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12 Augmented Reality Medical Modifications

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12 Augmented Reality Medical Modifications - For those who think that the technology from science fiction films is still light years away, take a look at these augmented reality medical modifi...
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Aldous Huxley - The Ultimate Revolution : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

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Aldous Huxley in a speech given to Berkley in which he admits that dystopic novels Brave New World and 1984 were not just fiction, but blueprints for two...
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Infinite Reality | Avatars, Eternal Life, New Worlds, and the Dawn of the Virtual Revolution

Infinite Reality | Avatars, Eternal Life, New Worlds, and the Dawn of the Virtual Revolution | Research for My Book | Scoop.it
Digital altered states, gesture toward future research in conclusion
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New York Public Library Buys Timothy Leary’s Papers

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The archive of the drug guru Timothy Leary includes accounts of Allen Ginsburg’s and Jack Kerouac’s experiments with psilocybin.
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SPIN FACTORY | Retro Radar - Vintage Living at its Best!

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Is this the same Thelma Moss as is in my project? "Moss lamps" from the 1950s.
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Is this the same Thelma Moss as I'm researching?  This biographical detail could make for an interesting footnote suggestion on the effects of psychedelic experimentation on art and design aesthetics.

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Timothy Leary on Mind Expansion — History.com Audio

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Timothy Leary's advocacy of mind-altering drugs made him, in Richard Nixon's words, "'the most dangerous man in America.'" At a press conference in San Francisco in 1966, Leary advises his audience to "'turn on, tune in, drop out.'"...
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Henri Bergson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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“Reflecting on my experience, I find myself agreeing with the eminent Cambridge philosopher, Dr. C. D. Broad, ‘that we should do well to consider much more seriously than we have hitherto been inclined to do the type of theory which Bergson put forward in connection with memory and sense perception. The suggestion is that the function of the brain and nervous system and sense organs is in the main eliminative and not productive. 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”’ (Huxley, The Doors of Perception, 22-23).

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Arhat (Buddhism) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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"It gives access to contemplation--but to a contemplation that is incompatible with action and even with teh will to action, the very thought of action...His problem is essentially the same as that which confronts the quietist, the arhat and, on another level, the landscape apinter and the painter of human still lives." (Huxley, Doors of Perception, 41)

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Paintings of Johannes Vermeer

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"For that mysterious artist was trebly gifted- with the vision that perceives the Dharma-Body..., with the talent to render as much of that vision as the limitations of human capacity permit" (Huxley, Doors of Perception, 38)


The complete online catalogue of Johannes Vermeer's painting with critical assessements, background history and high_resolution images...
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Amazon.com: The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World (9780679776390): David Abram: Books

The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World

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UCLA Library acquires Aldous Huxley’s literary archive / UCLA Newsroom

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