the doors of perception

Discussion in 'Books' started by Acorn, May 14, 2004.

  1. Acorn

    Acorn Member

    hows that book and whats it about?
    the libary doesnt have it so i would have to buy it, do you think its worth buying?
     
  2. It is definitely worth buying. In it, the noted author Aldous Huxley uses various psychedelics & records the results of his experiments.. The observations are very insightful & offer much on the topic of consciousness itself. You should check it out.. it's easy to find in most bookstores. Most editions come coupled with the similarly-themed (and also Blake-titled) Marriage of Heaven & Hell. I hope you find it alright & enjoy.
     
  3. gnrm23

    gnrm23 Senior Member

    the text is available online...
    (maybe at www.erowid.org or www.lycaeum.org or www.psychedelic-library.org or www.csp.org ... click around...)
    the book is quite worth the read... it is aldous huxley's musings on his first mesaline trip back in the mid-50s... the mescaline was supplied by a couple of canadian doctors involved in psychedelic therapy at a saskatchewan hospital; they gave him the mescalin in the hills overlooking los angeles...
    another psychedelic essay by huxley is _heaven and hell: a voyage to the antipodes of the mind_
    aldous huxley's collected psychedelic writings are gathed in _moksha_
    ~
    sorta related: alan watts also wrote very interesting material concerning his psychedelic experiences, including the gorgeous _the joyous cosmology_
     
  4. sonik

    sonik Member

    Aldous Huxley is one of my fav authors.

    Even though his writing can become a bit technical it really is a joy to read. Not to mention very thought provoking.

    THey should make kids read his works in school!

    :cool:
     
  5. Summertime

    Summertime Member

    I found it sorta intense, but intriguing at the same time. Buy it- it's a good book! :)

    Summer. xx.
     

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