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The Doors of Perception & Heaven and Hell by Aldous Huxley
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Apr 06, 09

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Within The Doors of Perception, Aldoux Huxley, enlightens the questioning mind whom is confused not only about the nature of psychedelic drugs but also of the meaning of existence. He tackles this doubtful notion of existence through the use of, timeless, metaphors and similes, in where one delves deeper inside themselves to find answers rather than searching elsewhere. In this short essay written in 1953, after experiencing Mescalin, a psychedelic drug found naturally in a cactus referred to as Peyote, he seeks to break the negative social stigmas such substances may contain. Rather he writes about it objectively through his subjective self. When one is finished they will open the doors, step through them, and live out the life they have always dreamed of.

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