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The Doors of Perception & Heaven and Hell

Aldous Huxley

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ISBN 10: 8087888006 / ISBN 13: 9788087888001
Published by Important Books, 2013
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: The Doors of Perception & Heaven and Hell

Publisher: Important Books

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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Two classic texts in one volume reveal Huxley's explorations into the mind's remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness.

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Sometimes a writer has to revisit the classics, and here we find that "gonzo journalism"--gutsy first-person accounts wherein the author is part of the story--didn't originate with Hunter S. Thompson or Tom Wolfe. Aldous Huxley took some mescaline and wrote about it some 10 or 12 years earlier than those others. The book he came up with is part bemused essay and part mystical treatise--"suchness" is everywhere to be found while under the influence. This is a good example of essay writing, journal keeping, and the value of controversy--always--in one's work.

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