With Introductions by Dr Albert Hofmann and Dr Alexander Shulgin
New York : Stonehill Publishing 1977
First edition, first printing (as stated). 8vo. (24 x 16cm). xxii, 314 pages. Original brown cloth; title lettered on the spine in silver; pictorial dust-jacket, short closed tear to the bottom edge of the front panel and some slight shelf-wear to the head and tail of the spine. A fine copy in near-fine dust-jacket.
Contains “Mushrooms for Lunch” and “Mescaline and the ‘Other World’”. An authoritative collection of the prophetic and visionary papers of Aldous Huxley, his writings on mind-altering drugs, psychology, education, politics, the collective unconscious and the future of humankind. The breadth of study highlights Huxley’s grasp of the interconnections of contemporary malaise, schizophrenia and other mental conditions, and the uses of psychotropic drugs as mystical release. The editors have garnered selections from Huxley’s books (Brave New World, Time Must Have A Stop, The Doors of Perception, Heaven and Hell, and Island), as well as magazine articles, interviews, correspondence and study papers, which demonstrate the profound revolutionary breadth of Huxley’s works and ideas.
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