The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Sep 29, 2009 - Philosophy - 208 pages
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Half an hour after swallowing the drug I became aware of a slow dance of golden lights . . .

Among the most profound explorations of the effects of mind-expanding drugs ever written, here are two complete classic books—The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell—in which Aldous Huxley, author of the bestselling Brave New World, reveals the mind's remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness. This new edition also features an additional essay, "Drugs That Shape Men's Minds," which is now included for the first time.


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User Review  - Sam Geaney - Goodreads

"The Doors of Perception" was not as expected. I began reading this essay expecting a detailed description of all that was experienced during the author's trip upon ingesting mescalin. Instead "Doors ... Read full review

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User Review  - Woody Hayday - Goodreads

An interesting dive into an eloquent man's mind whilst on mescalin. The depth of his experience reflects a well lived life, and it's told with a pleasant honesty that many books lack. The whole thing ... Read full review

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Aldous Huxley (1894–1963) is the author of the classic novels Brave New World, Island, Eyeless in Gaza, and The Genius and the Goddess, as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as The Perennial Philosophy and The Doors of Perception. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford, he died in Los Angeles, California.

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