The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Doors of Perception I

The Doors of Perception is a 1954 book by Aldous Huxley. The title comes from William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell:

"If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern."


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cieldequimper said...

Both are stunning, I prefer the first one, it's far more evocative for me, almost like a pueblo...

joo said...

Wonderful, and the quotation is super:)

Jilly said...

I remember reading this book. In fact I still have all these years later. Love both photographs but the warmth of colour in the first appeals so much.

I do so love the John Greer words on Cities.

Unknown said...

I'm a big fan of door ways myself and you have captured these perfectly:-)