The journey continues…

with my next project, a memoir based on my years as a spousal caregiver during my husband’s struggle with dementia. During those same years, we maintained a home sanctuary to help monarch butterflies and their caterpillars survive and thrive. This image is a monarch on Alan’s hand, showing how sometimes monarchs choose to land on us.

Aldous Huxley’s Hands  by Allene Symons
from Prometheus Books 


   Psychedelics, neuroscience, and historical biography come together when a journalist finds a lost photograph of Aldous Huxley and uncovers a hidden side of the celebrated author of Brave New World and The Doors of Perception. Allene Symons had no inkling that Aldous Huxley was once a friend of her father’s until the summer of 2001 when she discovered a box of her dad’s old photographs. Read More








Praise for Aldous Huxley’s Hands

1458498_431371003710688_3654313972731525021_n   “The psychedelic Sixties didn’t begin in the 1960s. That much is certain after reading Aldous Huxley’s Hands ….”
– Ben Fong-Torres, former senior editor, Rolling Stone; columnist,
San Francisco Chronicle

“Allene Symons has written an intriguing combination of an Aldous Huxley biography, a smart daughter’s memoir of her father, and science–ranging from schizophrenia to paranormal consciousness to psychedelics … It’s an absorbing and beguiling read.” 
Lisa See, author of China Dolls, Snow Flower
and the Secret Fan,
and  On Gold Mountain

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