Featuring an introduction by renowned religious scholar Huston Smith, this celebration of "ultimate reality" proves relevant and prophetic in addressing the spiritual hunger so many feel today. Harper Perennial. Brave new world author Aldous Huxley on enlightenment and the "ultimate reality". In this anthology of twenty-six essays and other writings, eternity, being, good and evil, enlightenment, religion, Huxley discusses the nature of God, and the divine.
Huxley consistently examined the spiritual basis of both the individual and human society, always seeking to reach an authentic and clearly defined experience of the divine.
The Perennial Philosophy
Harper Perennial. The perennial philosophy includes selections from meister Eckhart, Tibetan Book of the Dead, and Upanishads, Diamond Sutra, Rumi, and Lao Tzu, as well as the Bhagavad Gita, among many others. An inspired gathering of religious writings that reveals the "divine reality" common to all faiths, collected by Aldous Huxley "The Perennial Philosophy, "may be found among the traditional lore of peoples in every region of the world, " Aldous Huxley writes, and in its fully developed forms it has a place in every one of the higher religions.
With great wit and stunning intellect—drawing on a diverse array of faiths, Hinduism, Taoism, including Zen Buddhism, Christian mysticism, and Islam—Huxley examines the spiritual beliefs of various religious traditions and explains how they are united by a common human yearning to experience the divine.
The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell
Extraordinary. New york Times Harper Perennial. Among the most profound and influential explorations of mind-expanding psychadelic drugs ever written, author of Brave New World, here are two complete classic books—The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell—in which Aldous Huxley, reveals the mind's remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness.
. This new edition also features an additional essay, "Drugs That Shape Men's Minds, " which is now included for the first time. A genuine spiritual quest. The doors of Perception Heaven and Hell.
The Devils of Loudun P.S.
Harper Perennial. Then he was burned at the stake for witchcraft. After a sensational and celebrated trial, the convent's charismatic priest Urban Grandier—accused of spiritually and sexually seducing the nuns in his charge—was convicted of being in league with Satan. In this classic work by the legendary aldous huxley—a remarkable true story of religious and sexual obsession considered by many to be his nonfiction masterpiece—a compelling historical event is clarified and brought to vivid life.
The doors of Perception Heaven and Hell. Aldous huxley's acclaimed and gripping account of one of the strangest occurrences in history In 1643 an entire convent in the small French village of Loudun was apparently possessed by the devil.
Harper Perennial. What faranby doesn't expect is how his time with the people of Pala will revolutionize all his values and—to his amazement—give him hope. The doors of Perception Heaven and Hell. Inevitably, this island of bliss attracts the envy and enmity of the surrounding world. A conspiracy is underway to take over Pala, a newspaperman named Faranby, and events are set in motion when an agent of the conspirators, is shipwrecked there.
In his final novel, which he considered his most important, Aldous Huxley transports us to the remote Pacific island of Pala, where an ideal society has flourished for 120 years. Harper Perennial.
Moksha: Aldous Huxley's Classic Writings on Psychedelics and the Visionary Experience
Selected writings from the author of Brave New World and The Doors of Perception on the role of psychedelics in society. The mystical and transcendent experience that followed set him off on an exploration that was to produce a revolutionary body of work about the inner reaches of the human mind. The doors of Perception Heaven and Hell.
Moksha, a sanskrit word meaning "liberation, " is a collection of the prophetic and visionary writings of Aldous Huxley. Harper Perennial. Includes letters and lectures by Huxley never published elsewhere. In may 1953 aldous huxley took four-tenths of a gram of mescaline. Huxley was decades ahead of his time in his anticipation of the dangers modern culture was creating through explosive population increase, and militant nationalism, headlong technological advance, and he saw psychedelics as the greatest means at our disposal to "remind adults that the real world is very different from the misshapen universe they have created for themselves by means of their culture-conditioned prejudices.
Much of huxley's writings following his 1953 mescaline experiment can be seen as his attempt to reveal the power of these substances to awaken a sense of the sacred in people living in a technological society hostile to mystical revelations. Harper Perennial. It includes selections from his acclaimed novels brave new World and Island, as well as pieces from The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell, both of which envision societies centered around the use of psychedelics as stabilizing forces, his famous works on consciousness expansion.
Point Counter Point British Literature
Harper Perennial. One of huxley's masterpieces one of the Modern Library's "100 Best Works of the Century. Harper Perennial. The doors of Perception Heaven and Hell.
The Genius and the Goddess: A Novel P.S.
Now, on christmas eve while a small grandson sleeps upstairs, elemental creature he married, John Rivers is moved to set the record straight about the great man and the radiant, who viewed the renowned genius through undazzled eyes. The doors of Perception Heaven and Hell. Thirty years ago, ecstasy and torment took hold of John Rivers, shocking him out of half-baked imbecility into something more nearly resembling the human form.
8212;a pathbreaking physicist, and a figure of blinding brilliance He had an affair with the wife of his mentor, winner of the Nobel Prize, Henry Maartens—bringing the couple to ruin. Harper Perennial. Harper Perennial.
Eyeless in Gaza: A Novel P.S.
Huxley's bold, nontraditional narrative tells the loosely autobiographical story of Anthony Beavis, a cynical libertine Oxford graduate who comes of age in the vacuum left by World War I. But when their disastrous embrace of violence nearly kills them, Anthony is left shattered—and is forced to find an alternative to the moral disillusionment of the modern world.
Harper Perennial. Written at the height of his powers immediately after Brave New World, Aldous Huxley's highly acclaimed Eyeless in Gaza is his most personal novel. Harper Perennial. Unfulfilled by his life, loves, and adventures, Anthony is persuaded by a charismatic friend to become a Marxist and take up arms with Mexican revolutionaries.
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The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead
Harper Perennial. Originally publishedby citadel in 1992, and the book has been entirely reset, a new introduction by Daniel Pinchbeck has been added to this edition, but is otherwise unchanged. Title page verso. The doors of Perception Heaven and Hell. Harper Perennial. Citadel.
Brave New World
Brave New World. Brave new world, his masterpiece, and retains its urgent relevance to this day as both a warning to be heeded as we head into tomorrow and as thought-provoking, has enthralled and terrified millions of readers, satisfying work of literature. Written in the shadow of the rise of fascism during the 1930s, technology, Brave New World likewise speaks to a 21st-century world dominated by mass-entertainment, medicine and pharmaceuticals, the arts of persuasion, and the hidden influence of elites.
Aldous huxley is the greatest 20th century writer in English. Chicago Tribune Harper Perennial. A genius who who spent his life decrying the onward march of the Machine” The New Yorker, a spiritual seeker, Huxley was a man of incomparable talents: equally an artist, and one of history’s keenest observers of human nature and civilization.
Harper Perennial. One of the most prophetic dystopian works. Wall street journal aldous huxley's profoundly important classic of world literature, Brave New World is a searching vision of an unequal, and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively uphold an authoritarian ruling order–all at the cost of our freedom, technologically-advanced future where humans are genetically bred, full humanity, socially indoctrinated, and perhaps also our souls.