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The Doors of Perception


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see the world in a different way? To experience reality beyond the limits of your ordinary perception? To explore the mysteries of your mind and the secrets of the universe? If you have, then you might be interested in reading The Doors of Perception, a classic book by Aldous Huxley that describes his first psychedelic experience.


Aldous Huxley was a renowned writer, philosopher, and visionary, best known for his dystopian novel Brave New World. In 1953, he decided to experiment with mescaline, a psychoactive substance derived from the peyote cactus, which has been used for centuries by indigenous people in Mexico and North America for religious and healing purposes. Huxley wanted to see if mescaline could induce a state of mystical awareness, similar to what he had read about in the works of mystics and artists from various cultures and traditions.


The book is an account of his trip on mescaline, which took place on a sunny afternoon in May 1953, in the company of a psychiatrist and a friend. Huxley describes in vivid detail the effects of the drug on his senses, his emotions, his thoughts, and his perception of reality. He also reflects on the philosophical and psychological implications of his experience, and how it relates to art, religion, science, and society.


The Doors of Perception is not only a fascinating and insightful report of a personal experiment, but also a profound and provocative exploration of the nature of consciousness and the meaning of life. It is a book that challenges us to question our assumptions and to open our minds to new possibilities. It is a book that invites us to look at the world with fresh eyes, and to discover the beauty and wonder that lie behind the doors of perception.



(1) The Doors of Perception - Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doors_of_Perception.

(2) The Doors of Perception, and Heaven and Hell Summary. http://www.bookrags.com/studyguide-doors-of-perception/.

(3) The Doors of Perception Summary Review PDF | Aldous Huxley - StoryShots. https://www.getstoryshots.com/books/the-doors-of-perception-summary/.

(4) The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley | Goodreads. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3188964-the-doors-of-perception.

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