The Doors of Perception, and Heaven and Hell Topics for Discussion

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Discuss the idea of truth. Can human beings ever know the truth about life? Are transcendental experiences like those described by Huxley necessary to understand truth?

Discuss the importance of color and light. Compare the use of color and light in works of art to the color and light experienced by a mescalin user.

Discuss the idea of thought versus action. Explain the conflict between the two for both mescalin users and non-mescalin users. How can it be overcome?

What is the importance of the point of view of the author in each essay?

Explain how the structure of the essays both helps Huxley to make his point and hinders him from making his point.

Discuss the importance of art in both essays. Why does Huxley make so many references to art and artists?

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