Download The Doors of Perception [pdf,epub,mobi] by Aldous Huxley

Date of first publication: 1954 Number of pages: ~ 40 pages

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“A genuine spiritual quest. . . . Extraordinary.” — New York Times

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. This edition also features an additional essay, “Drugs That Shape Men’s Minds,” now included for the first time.

Review

“A genuine spiritual quest. . . . Extraordinary.” — New York Times

“Evocative, wise and, above all, humane, The Doors of Perception is a masterpiece” — Sunday Times (London)

“Wonderfully entertaining.” — The New Yorker

“The book that launched a thousand trips.” — Daily Telegraph (London)

From the Back Cover

Half an hour after swallowing the drug I became aware of a slow dance of golden lights . . .

Among the most profound explorations of the effects of mind-expanding drugs ever written, here are two complete classic books—The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell—in which Aldous Huxley, author of the bestselling Brave New World, reveals the mind’s remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness. This new edition also features an additional essay, “Drugs That Shape Men’s Minds,” which is now included for the first time.

About the Author

Aldous Huxley (1894–1963) is the author of the classic novels Brave New WorldIslandEyeless in Gaza, and The Genius and the Goddess, as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as The Perennial Philosophy and The Doors of Perception. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford, he died in Los Angeles, California.

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