The Doors of Perception

  • by Aldous Huxley
  • Narrated by Rudolph Schirmer
  • 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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."

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Interesting listen

What made the experience of listening to The Doors of Perception the most enjoyable?

This was an interesting listen. Not very long. It was insightful to hear someone talk about the benefits of having our perception altered chemically. Maybe some of these very old cultures had a point.


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- CW

loved it

not sure why people are complaining about the narrator. I was more focused on the information and the feeling than the voice. Very vivid accounts and observations on the subject. will listen again.
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- Me

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-01-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.