The Doors of Perception & Heaven and Hell by Aldous Huxley [HARPER TRADE PAPERBACK]

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The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell by Aldous Huxley


Modern Classics Edition.   Book is in excellent condition.  Minor signs of wear and subtle tanning to pages. 

"If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: infinite." ......William Blake from his work 'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' Huxley's book is about a research program involving a drug test. A company was looking for volunteers to participate in a drug study, and Huxley volunteered to join the program. The story takes place within an 8 to 10 hour time period after Huxley consumes the drug "Mescaline." He then recorded the entire experience so that when he wrote this essay, he could give exact quotes of how he had felt while on the under the influence. In the book, Huxley said he was not really concerned about space, which Dean found really interesting. He also liked the various details about life that Huxley discussed. Aside from that, Huxley was very focused on natural occurrences. The whole book was really intriguing. Huxley's 'Doors of Perception' is an intelligently written work of art.