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Peering through The Doors of Perception

CW: mentions the effects of hallucinogenic drugs. This is an article intended to evaluate how drug use informed the artistic process of Aldous Huxley, it is in no way an endorsement of drug consumption. If you need advice, or want ‘honest information’ on the nature of drug use see the link at the bottom of the article.

‘Huxley’s personal motto, taken from a painting by Goya, was aun aprendo – I am still learning – but I think this applies to artists in general.’

Staś Kaleta delves into the world of Aldous Huxley, as he answers the question: does the consumption of drugs aid or invalidate the creation and/ or consumption of art?

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