Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Sunday, September 26, 2004
by Bruce Eisner
The numbers who passed through Aldous Huxley's well-described "doors of perception," stepping out of Plato's cave to glimpse the white light of the sun, far exceeded any generation before it. The mystical experience, from being something reserved for saints, became available on sugar cubes.
For many, LSD was a roller coaster ride through their unconscious-a kind of virtual Disneyland. But for a few, it took on a significance that they called "mystical" or
"religious." It was these profound experiences which led a large segment of the Boomer generation to a commitment to altruism and idealistic pursuits that were to become the
passion during what is often referred to as the "Psychedelic Sixties." In many, that commitment to change has never really faded.
also read: Psychedelic Culture An Interview with Terence Mckenna
Friday, September 17, 2004
"'Solaris' as brought to widescreen cinema by the legendary master director Andrey Tarkovsky focusses on the psychological aspects of Stanislaw Lem's story and can, like 2001, mean almost anything you want it to mean. This page contains my view."
Thursday, September 16, 2004
Sunday, September 05, 2004
You Don’t Know Dick: The Odd Cult of Philip K. Dick
On the evidence of what’s on his pages, people are beginning to think he knew what he was talking about.