Aldous Huxley was born on 26th July 1894 near Godalming, Surrey. He introduces the thought that spiritual insight and personal revelation can also be achieved through the use of hallucinogens.
In the presence of an investigator/interviewer Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gram of mescaline in 1953. He sat down waiting to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything was transformed. Huxley described his experience in “The Doors of Perception” and its sequel “Heaven and Hell”.
Aldous Huxley died in California on 22nd November 1963.
Recommended reading: This book is considered to be one of the more profound studies of the effects of mind-expanding drugs and what they teach about how the mind works.