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Review: Moksha: Writings on Psychedelics & the Visionary Experience

Moksha: Writings on Psychedelics & the Visionary Experience by Aldous Huxley My rating: 4 of 5 stars I am a big fan of Aldous Huxley’s work from what I know of this author. A friend in the music business recommended that I try Moksha and I thoroughly appreciated reading it. It is perhaps the logical follow-on read to the infamous ‘Doors of Perception’ as the book covers the period during which Huxley’s great mind was subjected to hallucinogenic drugs. His groundbreaking work with (and indeed coining of the phrase) the hallucinogens, was important for science as a whole. So often drug use can be tainted in today’s society. Huxley demonstrates that he was acting in a responsible fashion and he was exceptionally keen on expanding his consciousness. He saw in the substances he used a visionary future for mankind and Moksha gives us an insight into that world. I found the most enthralling part of this book to be the interspersed personal correspondence between chapters. These letters showed Huxley’s devotion to his cause and gave valuable insight into his personal manners. I felt Moksha to be an intimate portrait of a man with immense brainpower, a true literary shaman and a genius. Huxley’s work should long be remembered and his life celebrated more so than it actually is. I plan to go on to read his novel ‘Island’ next as that has so far eluded me. View all my reviews

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Island Hop

A few years ago I went Island hopping in the South Pacific… It’s great fun, a perfect paradise… This soundtrack is ideal for lazing away on a yacht, checking into the beaches, diving in coral reefs and catching a bit of surf… OK – It is winter, but in the South Pacific it’s always hot and Snow White Winter Chill (my previous chillout mix) was received well so I thought it about time to treat you to some more mellow vibes… There are sounds across the board with Bristol represented by Portishead, Thievery Corporation and Röyksopp among the big guns, and a Chris Rea bootie chucked in also… It hops from a calm 90bpm up to a full flow 132bpm, towards the end. It’s a perfect soundtrack to the start of your weekend as you prepare to go out somewhere nice. Tropical Island bliss with Wez G… Keep Hopping! :::TRACKLISTING::: 1. DJ Pippi – On This Island (Original Mix) [Extremely House Music] 2. High Low – Midnight Sun [Lovely Mood] 3. Lux – One Hundred Billion Stars [Hed Kandi Records] 4. Thievery Corporation – Lebanese Blonde [4AD] 5. Portishead – Sour Times [London Records] 6. Krystian Shek – Hentai Bus [UTC] 7. Sebastien Tellier – La Ritournelle [Lucky Number] 8. Chris Rea – Josephine (Chris Coco Edit) [White] 9. Ost & Kjex – Have You Seen The Moon In Dallas? (Maurice Fulton Remix) [ITH (Defected In The House)] 10. Electribe 101 – Talking With Myself ’98 [Manifesto] 11. Alejandro De Pinedo – Capricorn [Cafe Del Mar Music] 12. Groupo Do Brasil – Beach Of Love (Lounge Cafe Del Mar Version) [Audio Lotion Recordings] 13. Mystic Diversions – Calling My Mermaid [React] 14. Thievery Corporation – The Heart’s A Lonely Hunter (featuring David Byrne) [Esl Music] 15. Röyksopp – In Space [White] 16. Trafik & Tricia Lee Kelshall – The DIfference (Orchestral Reprise) [Global Underground] 17. Chicane – Offshore (Ambient Mix) [DanceNet] 18. Al-Pha-X – Mi Corazon [Bar De Lune] 19. Late Night Alumni – Beautiful [Cassagrande] 20. UNKLE – In A State (Sasha Mix) [Global Underground] Wez G – Island Hop by Wezg on Mixcloud

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