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Max Thomson
20 December 2018, 4:04 PM

This may be way off beam but it strikes me as a current issue that may have theological implications. Is it just a variant on "prohibition" (relating to alcohol in the past) or is it different?

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David Bell
21 December 2018, 9:43 AM

This is an interesting comment Max. I'm not quite sure how it relates to the Riso silkscreen 23, but there was a book, The Doors of Perception, by the famous English writer/philosopher Aldous Huxley, grandson of T H Huxley, Darwin's "bulldog".  This book describes his experiments with the drug mescalin, which apparently changes our perception of time. I did a bit of research on T H Huxley but never followed up on on Aldous. Do you want to pursue the discussion about the theological implications re alcohol use/abuse further? Whether it's a Creative Spaces debate or better as a forum discussion in, say, Preaching Today Group, I don't know. Aldous Huxley regarded his experiments with mescalin as interesting/creative, but a later use of LSD he apparently described as "profound". 23.jpg

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