Doors of Perception. Hell and Heaven. Aldous Huxley
The description is from the publisher’s website:
Mescaline – a substance with hallucinogenic properties, found in nature in some species of cacti, such as peyote, was known to Indians for centuries. It was produced in the laboratory at the end of the 19th century, but its operation remained a mystery to scientists for a long time.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) – British novelist, poet and essayist – decided to personally experience the effects of its use and embark on the farthest journey into the depths of his own mind, into the world of visions and meanings hidden from our everyday sight.
What resulted from the collision of the writer’s highly sensitive mind with a hallucinogenic substance?
The fruit of this experiment became the essays The Doors of Perception (1954) and Heaven and Hell (1956). Huxley accurately described and interpreted his visions. He drew far-reaching conclusions from them, and the psychedelic experience itself forever changed his way of looking at the reality around him, religion, art and other people. For will the doors of perception, once opened, be able to be completely closed?
The text became the bible of hippies, and Jim Morrison, influenced by reading it, decided to name his band “The Doors.” So let’s take this book in our hands and once again open, after Aldous Huxley, those mysterious doors of perception….
Publisher: LTW Publishing House