The Doors of Perception is a book by Aldous Huxley. Published in , it elaborates on his psychedelic experience under the influence of mescaline in May Huxley recalls the insights he experienced, ranging from the "purely aesthetic" to "sacramental vision",  and reflects on their philosophical and psychological implications. In , he published Heaven and Hell , another essay which elaborates these reflections further.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. Sort order. Feb 05, Marvin Westerveld rated it really liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. About Aldous Huxley. Aldous Huxley. Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from until his death in Best known for his novels and wide-ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts.
Through his novels and es Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. Through his novels and essays Huxley functioned as an examiner and sometimes critic of social mores, norms and ideals. Huxley was a humanist but was also interested towards the end of his life in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism.
By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time. Books by Aldous Huxley. Related Articles. Science fiction is endless fun for those who appreciate thoughtful conjecture. As a genre, sci-fi encourages rule breaking Read more Trivia About The Doors of Perc Quotes from Die Pforten der W The martyrs go hand in hand into the arena; they are crucified alone. Embraced, the lovers desperately try to fuse their insulated ecstasies into a single self-transcendence; in vain.
By its very nature every embodied spirit is doomed to suffer and enjoy in solitude. Sensations, feelings, insights, fancies - all these are private and, except through symbols and at second hand, incommunicable. We can pool information about experiences, but never the experiences themselves. From family to nation, every human group is a society of island universes.
Most island universes are sufficiently like one another to Permit of inferential understanding or even of mutual empathy or "feeling into. But in certain cases communication between universes is incomplete or even nonexistent.
The mind is its own place, and the Places inhabited by the insane and the exceptionally gifted are so different from the places where ordinary men and women live, that there is little or no common ground of memory to serve as a basis for understanding or fellow feeling. Words are uttered, but fail to enlighten. The things and events to which the symbols refer belong to mutually exclusive realms of experience.
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