Aldous Huxley - This person is the author of both stories.
The researcher - This person performs experiments on the author.
Huxley's wife - This person asks only one question during the experiment.
God/A Higher Power - This can be contacted, the protagonist believes, in a variety of ways, including through the use of drugs.
Artists - These people have extraordinary minds, according to the author, and are often able to achieve transcendence without the use of drugs.
Philosophers - These people attempt to explain the world around us and help the author to understand his experiences.
Authors - The author's view of nature and the way he experiences the world is best represented by the works of these people.
Psychologists/Doctors - These people help the author to differentiate between experiences that are truly visionary, and ones that are simply the side effects of the...
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