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    The Doors of Perception: Heaven and Hell (ThINKing Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Aldous Huxley, By (author) Robbie McCallum

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    DescriptionIn 1952 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 1922 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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    The Doors of Perception: Heaven and Hell
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aldous Huxley, By (author) Robbie McCallum
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 100
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    ISBN 13: 9781907590092
    ISBN 10: 1907590099

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25220
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.0
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC subject category V2: VXA, JMTK
    B&T General Subject: 725
    LC classification: BF
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/NEWAGE
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 30
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    Abridged Dewey: 158
    DC22: 615.7883
    BISAC V2.8: SEL000000
    DC22: 154.4
    BISAC V2.8: PHI015000, OCC039000
    Thema V1.0: VXA, QDTM, JMT
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Thinking Ink Media
    Imprint name
    Thinking Ink Media
    Publication date
    22 April 2011
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