The Doors of Perception

The Doors of Perception: And Heaven and Hell

Non-Fiction, Philosophy & Social Sciences, Philosophy & Ethics, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality
Paperback Published on: 02/09/2004
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Synopsis

Discover this profound account of Huxley's famous experimentation with mescalin that has influenced writers and artists for decades. In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gram of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything, from the flowers in a vase to the creases in his trousers, was transformed. Huxley described his experience with breathtaking immediacy in The Doors of Perception. In its sequel Heaven and Hell, he goes on to explore the history and nature of mysticism. Still bristling with a sense of excitement and discovery, these illuminating and influential writings remain the most fascinating account of the visionary experience ever written. WITH A FOREWORD J.G. BALLARD

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099458203
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Weight: 106g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm

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The Doors of Perception
Over-rated Huxley
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) proposes here in the first part of the intricately connected two parter that an individual can be positively transformed by inges... READ MORE
Michael Rothwell