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The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell
The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell
Aldous Huxley
Published by rxbandit
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The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell

Aldous Huxleys famous Mescaline essays are timeless. His insights still apply to the pyschedelic experience today and remain fairly accurate despite the scientific progress' are culture has made. He eloquently describes the pyschedelic experience adding an interesting intellectual twist.

His first essay "The Doors of Perception" provides alot of interesting speculation on the effect of mescalin on the brain, as well as its implications on the past cultures as well as its effect on consciousness. The Doors of Perception is a quick fluent read with almost a poetic touch. His expression of his own mescaline trip is both beautiful and universal.

As for his second essay, Heaven and Hell. It focus's more on the visionary experience. Examining the religious aspects as well as the cultural aspects. This essay is less focused on his actual mescaline trip but more on the universal mystical state in which mescaline evokes. His deep command of historic facts and knowledge provides a brilliant read.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who has any interest in the pyschedelic experience, wether you have had the chance to partake or not.
Trout, incidentally, had written a book about a money tree. It had twenty-dollar bills for leaves. Its flowers were government bonds. Its fruit was diamonds. It attracted human beings who killed each other around the roots and made very good fertilizer. So it goes.
-Kurt Vonnegut
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By enquirewithin on 25-09-2007, 00:43
Re: The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell

This is a classic book about the psychedelic experience, especially the first essay. Huxley brought years of interest in the mystical experience with him to his drug experiences and was a respected writer.

There is a collection of his writings on psychedelics and drugs in general called Moksha: Aldous Huxley's Classic Writings on Psychedelics and the Visionary Experience, edited by Michael Horowitz and Cynthia Palmer, which is well worth reading.
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