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Critical Essay | Kulwant Singh Gill

This literature criticism consists of approximately 18 pages of analysis & critique of Kulwant Singh Gill.
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Kulwant Singh Gill

SOURCE: "Aldous Huxley: The Quest for Synthetic Sainthood," in Modern Fiction Studies, Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter, 1981-82, pp. 601-612.

In the following essay, Gill discusses Aldous Huxley's experimentations with LSD as a means of reaching spiritual enlightenment, concluding that Huxley ultimately failed because of his inability to overcome his "intellectual baggage. "

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Aldous Huxley's Interest in psychedelics stems from his deep-rooted concern for the spiritual malaise of modern life. Though he started his literary career on a note of agnosticism,1 adopted an attitude of "pawky playfulness" toward eternal verities,2 and debunked mysticism as an ideal,3 his later writings affirm his belief in the Ultimate Reality. His analysis of the human situation brought about the conviction that modern man is spiritually sick because he has alienated himself from the Divine Reality or the Godhead that, according...

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