The Doors of Perception & Heaven and HellAldous Huxley
”If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.” – William Blake
Among the most profound and influential explorations of mind-expanding psychedelic drugs ever written, here are two complete classic books—The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell—in which Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, reveals the mind's remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness.
Published in 1954, The Doors of Perception elaborates on Huxley's psychedelic experience under the influence of mescaline in May 1953. Huxley recalls the insights he experienced, ranging from the "purely aesthetic" to "sacramental vision", and reflects on their philosophical and psychological implications.
In 1956, he published Heaven and Hell, another essay which elaborates these reflections further. The two works have since often been published together as one book; the title of both comes from William Blake's 1793 book The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
– Good condition
– 198 pages
– 5.25 x 8 inches