50 Years Ago Aldous Huxley Took LSD On His Deathbed

The Dreamatists notes that Friday marked the 50th anniversary of novelist Aldous Huxley’s passing in what may be the ideal way to die:

Laura Huxley described: “I went into Aldous’s room with the vial of LSD and prepared a syringe. The doctor asked me if I wanted him to give the shot. I said, ‘No, I must do this.”

An hour later she gave Huxley a second 100mm. Then she began to talk, bending close to his ear, whispering, “light and free you let go, darling; forward and up. You are going forward and up; you are going toward the light. … You are going toward the best, the greatest love, and it is easy, it is so easy, and you are doing it so beautifully.”

The breathing became slower and slower and slower until, ‘like a piece of music just finishing so gently in sempre piu piano, dolcamente,’ at twenty past five in the afternoon, Aldous Huxley died.”

  • Frantrantzant

    injections aren’t usually administered in mm’s.

  • http://www.sacredgeometryinternational.com/ Camron Wiltshire

    and he shit himself.

    • http://www.sacredgeometryinternational.com/ Camron Wiltshire
      • echar

        You like shit?

        • http://www.sacredgeometryinternational.com/ Camron Wiltshire

          I like space. You?

    • Guest

      doesn’t the anal sphincter relax after death in everyone? or will yours tighten?

      • echar

        Sprout roses even.

        • Calypso_1

          A thornless opalescent everblooming wonder that recites Aristotle with the kiss o’every morn.

          • echar

            I would like to understand your reference. Sadly google has let me down. Perhaps you crafted it that way.

          • echar

            Aristotelian kiss

            a kiss performed using techniques gained solely from theoretical speculation untainted by any experiential data
            by one who feels that the latter is irrelevant anyway.

            This is the best I could find. Imo, It bests the literalist contrived Devil’s pact.

            From the philosophy of Kissing

          • Calypso_1

            oh that’s good.
            i was just envisioning a recitative at dawn from parts normally unkissed by the sun.

          • echar

            I see now…

        • http://www.sacredgeometryinternational.com/ Camron Wiltshire

          You like roses?

      • http://www.sacredgeometryinternational.com/ Camron Wiltshire

        Dunno, we should ask Aldous’ hagiographer as he was grooming the stool for him one last time. Actually I think Aldous tripped so hard, the attendant, having been blasted with a raw dose of devil’s pooridge, spontaneously attained materialist enlightenment and the after glow of one last shit eating grin. Good day Sir Blumpkin, good day to you.

  • tesmith47

    good as any other way to go

  • bix12

    @ Camron + et, al. All animals “shit themselves” upon expiration. So what? Aldous Huxley led a beautiful, worthy life, and he left his life in an extraordinary way. I hope to emulate his method of departure when it is my time to go…which, btw, is in the foreseeable future. And yes, I too will have shat. Are you giggling, Camron? Chortling, perchance? Time for the 5-folded path…on a sunless journey, craven in a deep cavern.