In the Mind's Antipodes

Meyerhoff, Hans
May 1956
New Republic;5/14/56, Vol. 134 Issue 20, p17
This article critically appraises the book "Heaven and Hell," by Aldous Huxley. This book is based on a study of drug-induced states of hallucination. The issues posed are old and familiar. Those who have had the visions which Mr. Huxley is describing and analyzing need not be convinced of their "preternatural" significance; those who have not had the visions usually cannot be persuaded that they have the significance which the believer assigns to them.


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