The Doors of Perception & Heaven and HellPaperback P.s.
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Format: Paperback | 185 pages
- Dimensions: 132mm x 201mm x 18mm | 227g
- Publication date: 1 August 2009
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 0061729078
- ISBN 13: 9780061729072
- Sales rank: 6,087
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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By Matt Simone 05 Mar 2011
Amazing and accurate pro-trail of a hallucinogenic drug 'trip'. Wonderfully written and very short. It is a weekend read if you are an average reader for pleasure or you can read it in one sitting if you are more of an intense lover of books. Highly recommended.
In 1953, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gram of the drug Mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything was transformed. He describes his experience in The Doors of Perception and its sequel Heaven and Hell.