''The Doors of Perception'' by Aldous Huxley Print

''The Doors of Perception'' by Aldous Huxley Print

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Aldous Huxley: The Doors Of Perception.
Poster inspired by the classic dystopian sci-fi book, designed by lacabezaenlasnubes.

DETAILS:

  • Printed on 300 grams fine photographic paper.
  • All prints ship unframed.
  • The prints are wrapped in a plastic envelope before being placed in a sturdy shipping tube for delivery.
  • All prints come with a white border.

SIZES:

  • 12 x 16.5 inches (30 x 42 cm)
  • 19.5 x 27.5 inches (50 x 70 cm)
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Some words on the piece:

On May 3rd, 1953, doctor Humphry Osmond –the researcher that coined the term psychedelic– payed a visit to one Mr. Aldous Huxley and his wife Maria Nys, in Los Angeles. This visit was not casual nor unexpected: Huxley had contacted doctor Osmond in the past showing interest in experimenting with psychedelic drugs. So the doctor was visiting the writer to assist him through his drug session.

Aldous Huxley’s trip with mescaline lasted 8 hours. While under the influence, Huxley stopped by The Owl Drug, a self proclaimed World’s Biggest Drugstore. Huxley then rested for a while, listening to music and walking around his garden, and then finally ended the experience up on the hills, contemplating the city with a smile, slowly returning to normal consciousness.

The result of this experience is a magnificent essay, written, according to the editor, by «the most articulate guinea pig that any scientist could hope to engage.» In The Doors of Perception, Huxley describes with great detail his experience under the influence of mescaline. His conclusions, however, go beyond the mere analysis, exploring the urgency to transcend the physical plane as a universal impulse, common to the whole Human Kind. Huxley highlights the need to find doors to that transcendence that are healthier and with not as much side effects as mescaline.