Aldous Huxley - The Doors of Perception
We live together, we act on, and react to, on another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves. The martyres go hand in hand into the arena, they are crucified alone. Embraced, the loverse desperatley try to fuse their insulated extacies into a single self-transcendence; in vain.
The following is a sentece containing beautiful words that I want in my lexica.
And how can a man at the extreme limits of ectomorphy and cerebrotonia ever put himself in the place of one at the limits of endomorphy and viscerotonia, or, except within certain circumscribed areas, share the feelings of one who stands at the limits of mesomorphy and somatotonia?
"Lo, the poor Indian, whose untutored mind Clothes him in front, but leaves him bare behind." But actually it is we, the rich and highly educated whites, who have left ourselves bare behind. We cover our anterior nakedness with some philosophy - Christian, Marxian, Freudo-Physicalist - but abaft we remain uncovered, at the mercy of all the winds of circumstance. The poor Indian, on the other hand has had the wit to prtect his rear by supplementing the fig leaf of a theology with the breachcloth of transcendental experience.
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Ectomorphy: having a light body build Cerebrotonia: a pattern of temperament that is marked by predominance of intellectual over social or physical factors and by exhibition of sensitivity, introversion, and shyness endomorphy: having a heavy rounded body build often with a marked tendency to become fat viscerotonia: a pattern of temperament that is marked by predominance of social over intellectual or physical factors and exhibits conviviality, tolerance, complacency, and love of food mesomorphy: having a husky muscular body build somatotonia: a pattern of temperament that is marked by predominance of physical over social or intellectual factors, aggressiveness, love of physical activity, vigor, and alertness
The Keto Diet (poem)
Already verging on ectomorphy,
tendency to ectomorphy
And my friends worry rightly, That I look LIKE a SKELetOmorPHY.