The critically acclaimed novelist and social critic Aldous Huxley describes his personal experimentation with the drug mescaline and explores the nature of visionary experience. The title of this classic comes from William Blake's "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell" If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern.
About the Author
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was an English writer and editor of Oxford Poetry. He interests included parapsychology and philosophical mysticism, and he is known in many academic circles as a leader of modern thought. He is the recipient of both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature. His many works include Brave New World, Themes and Variations, and The Genius and the Goddess.
Rudolph Schirmer (1919 2000) was educated at St. Mark s and Princeton University. His father s music publishing business, G. Schirmer, Inc., was responsible for bringing classical music to America and for nurturing leading composers of the twentieth century. A talented poet and writer, he was published in various journals and had a long association with the Huxley family.