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Back in bookstores with a new graphic design and new translation, Huxley's account of his experiences with mescaline remains current One of Aldous Huxley's best-known books, The Doors of Perception influenced generations by detailing the effect of drugs on the writer's senses. First published in 1954, the book anticipated the psychedelic experiences that marked the writers of the Beat generation and rock n' roll in the 1960s. neuroscientist Sidarta Ribeiro about Huxley's death. With the intelligence characteristic of his prose, Huxley talks about his expectations of using mescaline and describes his sensations and thoughts when observing everyday objects and listening to music. The writer concludes that the senses serve as a filter, so that people perceive what is necessary to ensure their survival, without contemplating nuances and details of reality. Huxley also rambles on about time, religions, and how consciousness alteration is used as a way to achieve transcendence. The text remains provocative and relevant, which makes As Portas da Perception one of the works that marked the 20th century.

the doors of perception

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