“There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors of perception."
~ Ray Manzarek of the Doors, 1967
Art and religion, carnivals and saturnalia, dancing and listening to oratory—all these have served, in H. G. Wells’s phrase, as Doors in the Wall. And for private, for everyday use there have always been chemical intoxicants.
Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception, 1954
Doors of Perception
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If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.
For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.
~ William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790