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Moksha: Aldous Huxley's Classic Writings on Psychedelics and the Visionary Experience Paperback – April 1, 1999

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"Moksha is more than a book about psychedelics--although it may well be the most intelligent, well-rounded one of its kind. It is also another chance to spend hours in Huxley's fascinating company as he talks about art, literature, religion, psychology, and ecology.", Los Angeles Times

"A remarkably stimulating, worthwhile volume.", Publishers Weekly

"This book collects all of [Huxley's] words on the subject and is a valuable addition to the psychedelic literature.", Andrew Weil, High Times

"Then I read The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell, and it just rolled from there. That is what really put me over.", Terence McKenna, Archaic Revival

"Huxley had spent years preparing himself for the fearful psychedelic voyage, and he made it without question when it presented itself....He did it, and the world will never forget it.", Timothy Leary, Politics of Ecstasy

"[Huxley was] the world's most influential advocate of psychedelic drugs.", High Priest

"A pharmacological goldmine, supplementing Huxley's classic, The Doors of Perception.", Publisher's Weekly

"A controversial, mind-expanding book that confirms Huxley's position...as the father of the modern drug movement.", Publisher's Weekly

"This collection supplies a good account, in breath and depth, of Huxley's views on psychedelic drugs and is an excellent place to start in exploring the larger implications of psychedelic drug research", Lester Grinspoon & James Bakalar, Psychedelic Drugs Reconsidered

"The main writings of Aldous Huxley about psychedelics and the visionary experience have now been gathered into a single volume [which] should stand as an unparalleled guide to investigators.", Peter Stafford, Island Views

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PSYCHEDELICS / LITERATURE

“Moksha is more than a book about psychedelics--although it may well be the most intelligent, well-rounded one of its kind. It is also another chance to spend hours in Huxley’s fascinating company as he talks about art, literature, religion, psychology, and ecology.”
--Los Angeles Times

“A remarkably stimulating, worthwhile volume.”
--Publisher’s Weekly

“The final chapter, climaxing in Laura Huxley’s description of her husband’s death, is one of the most transfixing pieces of reportage I’ve ever read.”
--Soho Weekly News

In May 1953, while in the company of his wife and a physician friend, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gram of mescaline. The mystical and transcendent experience that followed set him off on an exploration that was to produce a revolutionary body of work about the inner reaches of the human mind. Huxley was decades ahead of his time in his anticipation of the dangers modern culture was creating through explosive population increase, headlong technological advance, and militant nationalism, and he saw psychedelics as the greatest means at our disposal to “remind adults that the real world is very different from the misshapen universe they have created for themselves by means of their culture-conditioned prejudices.” Much of Huxley’s writings following his 1953 mescaline experiment can be seen as his attempt to reveal the power of these substances to awaken a sense of the sacred in people living in a technological society hostile to mystical revelations.

Moksha, a Sanskrit word meaning “liberation,” is a collection of the prophetic and visionary writings of Aldous Huxley. It includes selections from his acclaimed novels Brave New World and Island, both of which envision societies centered around the use of psychedelics as stabilizing forces, as well as pieces from The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell, his famous works on consciousness-expansion. Also included are magazine articles, interviews, letters, and scientific papers that vividly demonstrate the evolution of his ideas and offer an engrossing record of the journey.

MICHAEL HOROWITZ and CYNTHIA PALMER are the directors of the Fitz Hugh Ludlow Memorial Library in San Francisco, the only library in the world devoted exclusively to the literature of mind-altering drugs. Michael Horowitz was Timothy Leary’s archivist and is coauthor of The High Times Encyclopedia of Recreational Drugs. Palmer and Horowitz live in northern California.

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