|Aldous Huxley - Deepak Chopra's inspiration?|
LSD as a Spiritual Experience - Deepak Chopra
LSD and mass hypnosis
Aldous Huxley is the most successful mass hypnotist in history. Before he wrote "Doors of Perception" (1954) and "Heaven and Hell" (1956) virtually everyone who had taken LSD had found the experience extremely unpleasant. After that a cottage industry arose of "doctors" who would "guide" their patients through the LSD experience. The fact that someone is in a highly suggestible state while under the influence of this powerful hallucinogenic leaves that person extremely vulnerable to manipulation. If the "patient" is told that they are having a "spiritual experience" then they will believe they are having a "spiritual experience".
Aldous Huxley spoke to an audience at UC Berkeley in 1962 about how people can easily be led to believe that a placebo is a powerful pain killer, or that a simple audio recording (or book) can change their lives.
He clearly understood just how suggestible humans are - even without being under the influence of drugs. He said that 20% of the population can easily be persuaded to believe almost anything - even without the use of hallucinogenics.
It can be easily concluded that this percentage would go up dramatically under the influence of LSD. Let me remind you that the reason that the CIA conducted so many experiments with LSD as part of their MKULTRA program, was because they found it to be highly effective in mind control and "brainwashing".
Huxley attempted to use LSD to control the minds of a whole generation in order to get them to abandon their Christian religious beliefs, and to adopt his new age spiritualism. More than fifty years later, the results of his drug-fueled propaganda campaign are truly "mind blowing".