The Doors Of Perception And Heaven And Hell by Aldous HuxleyThe Doors Of Perception And Heaven And Hell by Aldous Huxley

The Doors Of Perception And Heaven And Hell

byAldous Huxley

Paperback | July 28, 2009

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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.

Aldous Huxley (1894–1963) is the author of the classic novelsBrave New World,Island,Eyeless in Gaza, andThe Genius and the Goddess, as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works asThe Perennial PhilosophyandThe Doors of Perception. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford, he died in Los Angeles, California.
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Title:The Doors Of Perception And Heaven And HellFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.47 inPublished:July 28, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061729078

ISBN - 13:9780061729072

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of my favourite books. I love anything he write.s
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from my review The essay was interesting reading. Clearly, Huxley goes way out on a limb, arguing without any evidence except his own personal experience using peyote in 1952 that the hallucinogenic experience enables him to see things in the world around him that everyone else can't see. At the end, he even starts to make the argument that using peyote is safer than alcohol or cigarettes.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Observational research This is actually two books in one. Huxley essentially did what Leary did before it was his thing. There's not only the research of specific drug use, but he lays out step by step what he experienced, with an open mind. There isn't much to spoil for those who haven't read it yet, but his small observations are poetic in nature, like when he mentions a dose as being a chemical doorway into another state of mind. This is definitely on my list of all time favorite books.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Huxley Great book, some parts slightly reminiscent of the novel Islandia
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing! This is an amazing book. It is so well written, and makes the reader think. The first half is particularly wonderful. Huxley writes very well in general though. Very philosophical.
Date published: 2016-02-18