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This book is a model of excellent, clear writing, with loads of insight no pun intended and extremely clear, complete, step-by-step instructions on how to improve your sight. The fact that it is no longer in publication does not speak well for the current medical paradigm on this subject.
I found it particularly helpful for improving acuity, whether of near or distant situations. It does not attempt to cover strabismus, however. Exercises in this book helped me to obtain vision in my left die and in my right eye I am 65 years old. I love photography, and some of the techniques in the book HAVE helped me to have what i consider to be better photos. One person found this helpful.
If faith can move mountains, it can also ruin vision —as anyone may see for himself who has watched the behaviour of light-fearing people when suddenly exposed to sunshine. They know that light is bad for them. Consequently, what grimaces! What frowns! What narrowings of the lids! What screwings-up of the eyes! In a word, what manifest symptoms of strain and tension! Originating in a false belief, the purely mental terror of light expresses itself physically in terms of a strained and thoroughly abnormal condition of the sensing-apparatus.
Eyes in such a condition are no longer capable of reacting as they should to the external environment. Instead of accepting the sunlight easily and as a blessing, they suffer discomfort and even develop an inflammation of the tissues. Hence more pain and a heightening of fear, a confirmation of the false faith that light is harmful. There is also another reason for the discomfort which so many people now experience when exposed to light.
They may not start with any a priori terror of light; but because their seeing organs are strained and defective, owing to habits of wrong use, their eyes and mind may be incapable of reacting normally to the external environment.
Strong light is painful to the tense, strained seeing organs. Because it is painful, a fear of light develops in the mind; and this fear becomes, in its turn, a cause of further strain and discomfort" Dec 19, Brett rated it did not like it Shelves: I picked this up because I am a Huxley completist, but I cannot in good conscience recommend it to anyone.
If you are having vision trouble, go see your optometrist instead of reading this unhelpful book. Judging by the title, you may hope that the Art of Seeing has to do with how to be more perceptive in the world or something to that effect, but it is literally about how to improve failing vision.
Huxley is hooked on something called the "Bates Method" named for the doctor that invented it. Bas I picked this up because I am a Huxley completist, but I cannot in good conscience recommend it to anyone. Basically, it recommends that a person often cover their eyes with their palms for a few minutes, practice seeing things far away or near, swing your head around and try to see stuff, and--unbelievably--to "sun" your eyes by looking directly into the sun, albeit for short periods.
If this sounds like advice that is very unlikely to cure your failing vision, I think you are right. The book was written in , and my impression is that science has not come around to accept these practices as beneficial. In one brief section at the beginning of the book, Huxley describes the nature of the scientific debate as between those that believe the eye focuses using only the lenses, and others such as Bates that believe the muscles around the eye also squeeze the actual shape of the eye to affect vision as well.
I don't know really anything about biology, but again, I think the modern understanding of how eyes work does not include Bates' idea. Toward the later part of his life, Huxley was opening himself up to all kinds of new experiences, such as experimenting with psychotropic drugs and generally becoming a precursor to what would later be called "hippies.
Just go see your damned doctor. Nov 18, Christopher Taylor rated it liked it. I came across this book at a used bookstore in Victoria, British Columbia. I had never heard of it before but because it was by Huxley and looked curious I picked it up.
The book is of interest from three perspectives. First, it discusses techniques for alleviating vision problems. Some of these techniques are common sense and some are not. People with poor eyesight may want to read the book to check for useful ideas. Be warned, though, it is repetitive.
So, be patien I came across this book at a used bookstore in Victoria, British Columbia. So, be patient. Or skim. Second, it is a book by and about to some extent Aldous Huxley. He was an intelligent writer and it is interesting to read his take on issues that affected him so directly and so significantly. Third, the book has a philosophical and anthropological aspect as it provides insight into early twentieth century thinking on vision, mind-body interaction and similar themes.
He also suggests that the capacity for perception depends upon past experience — an idea which can be only partially correct since we all have to start somewhere. In any event, there are numerous ideas of interest and many of them resonate with contemporary thinking about stress and mindfulness.
It is worth a look.
Aug 13, Jenny added it Recommended to Jenny by: I've yet to read "Brave New World," but heard it's good. Huxley maybe should've stuck to fiction. Painfully verbose, yet simultaneously bereft of information. I'm researching alternatives to lasik surgery and came across this book. Huxley's own vision was improved dramatically using the Bates Method, so he wrote this book to promote it. Written in , much of the information is out of date such as "sunning" the eyes , but there are suggested exercises that seem to follow logical enough to war I've yet to read "Brave New World," but heard it's good.
Written in , much of the information is out of date such as "sunning" the eyes , but there are suggested exercises that seem to follow logical enough to warrant further research.
Despite the absence of references to empirical studies and as controversial as the Bates Method is, this book piqued my interest just enough to look into it further. Jan 03, Marina rated it liked it Shelves: Read the entire book with my pin hole glasses on!
Interesting exposition of Dr Bates's theories on the causes and cures of vision problems. Some of the techniques were familiar from vision improvement courses I've tried - with some success. I'm now motivated to go back to them in the hope of ditching my glasses! Dec 06, Ernesto rated it it was amazing. Dec 13, Barbara rated it really liked it Shelves: It was very interesting.
I stopped reading it because the methods discussed did not apply to macular degeneration.
Mar 22, Sardor rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. May 08, Eric rated it liked it.
Huxley was actually able to improve his eyesight a great deal by following the methods he shares here. Feb 22, Paige Ellen Stone rated it it was amazing.
An absolutely personal accomplishment in Huxley's life. Words fail to capture what he actually did. VERY inspiring. Feb 13, Franfredo rated it really liked it. Useful advice, as usual it could have been half pages less if it wasn't for Aldous Huxley's pen.
Tante dritte interessanti, ma resta da vedere quanto siano effettivamente utili. Un buon manuale, da prendere con le pinze. Nov 17, Lisbeth rated it liked it.
Apr 15, Johanna rated it did not like it Shelves: I really doubt this is effective, read the book and tried some tips but no change at all! Mar 10, Neville Ridley-smith rated it liked it.
Staring a the sun?! But anyway, some helpful speed reading tips.