The Doors of Perception

non-fiction, Essay by Aldous Huxley


The Doors of Perception is a short book by Aldous Huxley, first published in 1954, detailing his experiences when taking mescaline. The book takes the form of Huxley's recollection of a mescaline trip that took place over the course of an afternoon, and takes its title from a phrase in William Blake's 1793 poem The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. Huxley recalls the insights he experienced, which range from the "purely aesthetic" to "sacramental vision". He also incorporates later reflections on the experience and its meaning for art and religion.

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Muito mais que um livro, uma descida até os confins da percepção humana, genial esse trabalho de Huxley.

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A scientific description of drug's effect.

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