- Library Binding: 208 pages
- Publisher: Turtleback Books; Turtleback School & Library ed. edition (July 28, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1417628596
- ISBN-13: 978-1417628599
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 293 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #665,222 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The title was taken from William Blake who had said, "If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite." That quote and this book would later help Jim Morrison in naming his band, "The Doors."
I read it with rapt attention. I was entranced. When I reread it recently, I was amazed at how much I remembered and how much of my life choices it had influenced.
I do remember that I promised myself at that young age, that when I was older, I would try these drugs as the search for "God" and spirituality was very important to me then and is still now.
In particular, I recall the passage where, staring at a simple chair, Huxley waxed eloquently about what the chair revealed about its maker. Most of all, I recall his referring to perceiving the "isness" of the chair.
This book was originally published in 1954. It was an important book then and it remains so now. It is a "must-have" for the library of any seeker of the truth, any who seek "higher learning", (pun intended and not), any who are investigators of world spirituality. Very highly recommended.
I definitely wouldn't recommend mescaline to people (despite it working wonders for me), it can be very dangerous, but I highly recommend The Doors of Perception. It's so short, you've really got nothing to lose by checking it out.