The Doors of Perception, Heaven and Hell (Flamingo Modern Classics)

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9780006547310: The Doors of Perception, Heaven and Hell (Flamingo Modern Classics)

In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything was transformed. Huxley described his experience in "The Doors of Perception" and its sequel "Heaven and Hell".

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

"There is nothing the pen of Huxley touches which it does not illuminate, and as the record of a highly civilised, brilliantly articulate man under the influence of an astonishing drug, The Doors of Perception is a tour de force" ( Daily Telegraph)

"You can look at Aldous Huxley and draw parallels with the Beatles: Crome Yellow and Those Barren Leaves were his breakthrough Merseybeat books, Po int Counter Point was his 'Revolver', with The Doors of Perception his full-blown Sergeant Pepper trip. Like the Beatles, Huxley had so many ideas in his head that it was natural he would want to expand and experiment. What drugs provided for them both was not escape, but reevaluation" ( The Times)

"The Doors of Perception is a poignant book, partly because it reveals the human frailties and yearnings of a very cerebral writer" ( Financial Times)

Review:

"The Doors of Perception is a poignant book, partly because it reveals the human frailties and yearnings of a very cerebral writer" ( Financial Times)

"You can look at Aldous Huxley and draw parallels with the Beatles: Crome Yellow and Those Barren Leaves were his breakthrough Merseybeat books, Po int Counter Point was his 'Revolver', with The Doors of Perception his full-blown Sergeant Pepper trip. Like the Beatles, Huxley had so many ideas in his head that it was natural he would want to expand and experiment. What drugs provided for them both was not escape, but reevaluation" ( The Times)

"There is nothing the pen of Huxley touches which it does not illuminate, and as the record of a highly civilised, brilliantly articulate man under the influence of an astonishing drug, The Doors of Perception is a tour de force" ( Daily Telegraph)

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