The Doors of Perception & Heaven and Hell has ratings and reviews . As only he can, Aldous Huxley explores the mind’s remote frontiers and the Este livro é composto por duas obras de Aldous Huxley: “As portas da. Aldous Huxley quote: “Facts do not cease to exist because they are when they are and in between are the doors of perception” -Aldous Huxley. As portas da percepção. Aldous Huxley Aldous Huxley took some mescaline and wrote about it some 10 or 12 years earlier than those others. The book he . He did it with his own doors of perception, and excellent philosophical mindset.

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? In Aldous Huxley became involved in the now legendary experiment to clinically detail the physiological and psycho-logical effects of the little known drug used by Mexican and Native American elders in religious practices.

The drug was Peyote-now commonly know as mescalin. By the standards of the time, Huxley was a hard working, respected, and reserved intellectual from a highly intelligent, well-know, and eccentric British family. By any standards, the results of the experiment were remarkable.

The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell detail the practic-alities of the experiment and give Huxley’s vivid account of his im-mediate experience and the more prolonged effect upon his sub-sequent thinking and awareness. At first, the reader is drawn in by the sheer naivety and tom-foolery of the proposal but is soon caught in a finely woven net by the juxtaposition of Huxley’s formidable intellect, his remarkable ability to convey the experience in such acute and truthful detail, and his incredible modesty.

In Gertrude Stein famously wrote – A rose is a rose is a rose. In proving her right, Huxley also shows the deeper meaning be-hind the apparently simple verse and goes on to deliver such spec-tacular accounts of the most everyday objects that the reason for their repeated and continual renderings by all the major artists throughout history suddenly becomes quite clear. For the con-scious and willing reader – a trip to the Guggenheim, the Louvre or the Tate Modern will never be the same again.


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Read reviews that mention doors of perception heaven and hell aldous huxley brave new new world years ago taking mescaline william blake subject matter worth reading and rereading visionary experience human nature even though sound like huxley is talking must read reading this book read this book huxley account experience mescaline. Showing of reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. To have had the thought at different points in my life, that I should read ‘The Doors of Perception’, it’s a good thing to have finally gotten hold of the book.

What surprised me was how short it is. It took about 2 hours to read it and yet although it seems more like an essay written aroundAldous Huxley’s writing is so intellectual and astute, that I have to say it made me laugh out loud and also I liked the fact that part of it becomes a good footnote to how ahead of his time, Mr.

However I would not say it’s essential reading, not as much as Brave New World is, which is a far superior novel.

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Still worth reading ‘The Doors of Perception’ if you want to huley more about Mescalin and it’s effects on the mind. One person found this helpful. Basically a trip report written by Aldous Basically a trip report written by Aldous Huxley which helped kick off the psychedelic era of the s.


Worth reading for this alone and its a short read cover to cover. A very intriguing read in which Huxley discusses the psychedelic experience. The book is very wordy and profound, yet manages to capture meaning which I could relate to. He communicates his visions and feelings whilst ‘tripping’ on substances and introduces the term ‘isness’ to decribe that which just is!

Having taken Mesculine recently in the form of cactus at a San Pedro ceremony in Bolivia I was put onto the book by a friend. Keen to see how my experience related to that of another, and seeing that Aldus Huxley’s account was described as one of the most comprehensive I looked forward to receiving reading the book.

It didn’t take long to read and his writing of events summoned vivid memories of my experience. I was particularly interested in how he discussed the relationship between this self induced altered state and that of the Schizophrenia sufferer. A very interesting book His description of the effects on his mind and vision are fascinating, liking sections to piets, philosophers and artists is one of its alluring themes. See all reviews. Would you like to see more reviews about this item? Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more.

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