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Religion and Psychoactive Sacraments:
An Entheogen Chrestomathy

Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D. and Paula Jo Hruby, Ed.D.
Author Index | Title Index

This Timeless Moment: A Personal View of Aldous Huxley.

Huxley, Laura Archera. (1968).
New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.

ISBN: None

Description: First edition, xiv + 331 pages.

Contents: Acknowledgments, 23 unnumbered chapters.

Excerpt(s): After half an hour, the expression on his face began to change a little, and I asked him if he felt the effect of LSD, and he indicated no. Yet I think that something had taken place already. This was one of Aldous' characteristics. He would always delay acknowledging the effect of any medicine, even when the effect was quite certainly there; unless the effect was very, very strong, he would say no. Now the expression on his face was beginning to look as it did when he had taken the moksha-medicine, when this immense expression of complete bliss and love would come over him. This was not the case now, but there was a change in comparison to what his face had been two hours before. I let another half hour pass, and then I decided to give him another 100 mm. I told him I was going to do it, and he acquiesced. I gave him another shot, and then began to talk to him. (page 306)

"Easy, easy, and you are doing this willingly and consciously and beautifully-going forward and up, light and free, forward and up toward the light, into the light, into complete love."

The twitching [of Huxley's lower lip] stopped, the breathing became slower and slower, and there was absolutely not the slightest indication of contraction, of struggle. It was just that the breathing became slower-and slower-and slower; the ceasing of life was not a drama at all, but like a piece of music just finishing so gently in a sempre piu piano, dolcemente ... and at five twenty the breathing stopped. (pages 307-8)

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