Among the most profound and influential explorations of mind-expanding psychadelic drugs ever written, here are two complete classic books—The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell—in which Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, reveals the mind's remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness. In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. This new edition also features an additional essay, "Drugs That Shape Men's Minds," which is now included for the first time. The Doors of perception originally published in 1954 and Heaven and hell originally published in 1956.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) is the author of the classic novels Brave New World, Island, Eyeless in Gaza, and The Genius and the Goddess, as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as The Perennial Philosophy and The Doors of Perception. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford, he died in Los Angeles, California.
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics; Later Printing edition (July 28, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.5 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces