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The book might have seemed to have come out of nowhere to people who knew him better for his fiction, but Huxley’s experiment with mescaline was long in the making. Author Allene Symons writes about this period of intellectual exploration in her new book Aldous Huxley’s Hands. Symons’s father was a friend of Huxley’s before and during the time of his experiments with psychedelics, a fact that he revealed to his daughter during the last years of his life. His recollections, along with Huxley’s personal correspondences, paint a picture of a man committed to plumbing the very depths of his mind. — Matt Staggs (Dec. 21, 2015)

(excerpt from Aldous Huxley’s Hands published in Alternet (Sept. 18, 2015)

Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 2.12.29 PM–  Jason Ruiz, Long Beach Post (Read full interview here)