The Doors of Perception

Version: Unabridged
Author: Aldous Huxley
Narrator: Rudolph Schirmer
Genres: Philosophy
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Published In: February 2011
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours, 16 minutes
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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."

Reviews (1)


Written by ej on April 17th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I found this 2 disk set kinda boring. I had read Brave New World previously and enjoyed that, but this one is just so monotone! At least its short and you can listen to it while doing other things, lol.

Author Details

Author Details

Huxley, Aldous

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) is the author of the classic novels "Island", "Eyeless in Gaza", and "The Genius and the Goddess", as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as "The Devils of Loudun", "The Doors of Perception", and "The Perennial Philosophy". Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford, he died in Los Angeles.