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Aldous Huxley

Huxley is the author of the book and the subject of the research study in "The Doors of Perception." Huxley is best known for his novel Brave New World, but presents two essays here that challenge the reader and propose many important ideas and topics. These essays reflect Huxley's experiences and views, and he is the most important person in both.

"The Doors of Perception" tells of the experiences Huxley has while under the influence of mescalin. His participation in the study is what led to the writing of the essay. The essay is written based on his memories of the experience and the recording of the session by the researcher. The combination of his memories with what he is hearing on tape is important for the reader's experience. The reader is able to get not just the experience of someone who is using mescalin, but...

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