The Doors of Perception

The Doors of Perception And, Heaven and Hell - Vintage Classics

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Synopsis

Discover this profound account of Huxley's famous experimentation with mescalin that has influenced writers and artists for decades.

'Concise, evocative, wise and, above all, humane, The Doors of Perception is a masterpiece' Sunday Times


In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gram of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything, from the flowers in a vase to the creases in his trousers, was transformed. Huxley described his experience with breathtaking immediacy in The Doors of Perception.

In its sequel Heaven and Hell, he goes on to explore the history and nature of mysticism. Still bristling with a sense of excitement and discovery, these illuminating and influential writings remain the most fascinating account of the visionary experience ever written.

WITH A FOREWORD J.G. BALLARD

Book information

ISBN: 9780099458203
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 615.7883
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 900
Number of pages: 125
Weight: 110g
Height: 198mm
Width: 136mm
Spine width: 10mm