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The Doors of Perception (Compact Disc)
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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) is the author of the classic novels Brave New World, Island, Eyeless in Gaza, and The Genius and the Goddess, as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as The Perennial Philosophy and The Doors of Perception. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford, he died in Los Angeles, California.
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.