This is a book that makes demands of your brain but it’s well worth the effort. Using the work of Aldous Huxley (who wrote the original “Doors of Perception”) as a point of departure, Anthony Peake delves deeper into perception itself and asks what’s really going on when we perceive things in an unusual fashion. Is an hallucination merely a meaningless aberration or is what we perceive in that moment actually as much “reality” as what we are comfortable seeing through our eyes in “normal” vision? And when the doors are fully prised open, is mental illness then the outcome? The implications are extraordinary.
Paperback, 188pp, 216 x 135 mm, 2016