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Read Laura Huxley’s letter about injecting husband Aldous with LSD on his deathbed

 

British writer Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963) sits with a newspaper on his lap, 1930s.

British writer Aldous Huxley (1894 – 1963) sits with a newspaper on his lap, 1930s.

 

On 22 November 1963, on the same day President Kennedy was assassinated, Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World and The Doors of Perception, died of the cancer that had been destroying him for three years. On his deathbed, Huxley asked his wife Laura to inject him with uncut LSD. She did.

Laura would attest (via):

“All five people in the room said that this was the most serene, the most beautiful death. Both doctors and the nurse said they had never seen a person in similar physical condition going off so completely without pain and without struggle.”

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Posted: 11th, June 2015 | In: Celebrities, Reviews | Comment


Huxley vs. Orwell – the comic inspired by Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death

HUXLEY vs. Orwell: the comic, by Stuart McMillen adapts Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death argument thaAldous Huxley’s vision of the future in Brave New World was more prescient than George Orwell in 1984:

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Posted: 10th, June 2013 | In: Books, Key Posts | Comment