The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell
ISBN: 0061729078
EAN13: 9780061729072
Language: English
Pages: 185
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
Two classic complete books-The Doors of Perception (originally published in 1954) and Heaven and Hell (originally published in 1956)-in which Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, explores, as only he can, the mind's remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness. These two astounding books are among the most profound studies of the effects of mind-expanding drugs written in the 20th century-and they were essential for the counterculture during the 1960s, influencing a generation's perception of life. A genuine spiritual quest . . . Extraordinary.-New York Times Heaven and Hell] not only appears to be scientifically sound but is wonderfully entertaining.-The New Yorker
Editor Reviews
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.
From the front 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. --Sunday Times (London)