Aldous Huxley
The Doors Of Perception

July 23 2013

I’m just realizing that many people don’t know Aldous Huxley‘s classic book about his experiences with mescaline. It’s years ago since I read it myself but I think the title is a brilliant metaphor for the psychedelic experience. And so thought The Doors who picked their name inspired by the same book.

Due to a recent experience with San Pedro, a cactus that contains mescaline, I will read it again to compare our insights.

Here’s the book in English and German.

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.
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell — William Blake