Posts Tagged ‘Aldous Huxley’

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell – William Blake

November 21, 2010

If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. — William Blake

The Doors of Perception – Heaven and Hell – Aldous Huxley

Two short stories by Aldous Huxley inspired by William Blake and drug trips!

Paulo Coelho makes an implicit reference to Blake in The Alchemist.

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

Synchronicity: I thought of these lines yesterday and their implicit reference in The Alchemist, then today at around the same time I get sent this video of Blake’s paintings!

Music: Kuh by Replikas, a Turkish band.

Also see

William Blake – God Is The Imagination – Gnostic

To see a world in a grain of sand