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Read online The Doors of Perception.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Doors of Perception The Doors of Perception is a philosophical essay released as a book by Aldous Huxley First published in it details 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 in May The book takes its title from a phrase in William Blake s 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 by Aldous Huxley

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The Doors of Perception
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