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Perennial Philosophy

ISBN-10: 0060901918
ISBN-13: 9780060901912
Edition: Reprint 
Authors: Aldous Huxley
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Description: The Perennial Philosophy is defined by its author as "The metaphysic that recognizes a divine Reality substantial to the world of things and lives and minds." With great wit and stunning intellect, Aldous Huxley examines the spiritual beliefs of  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.00
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 7/18/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.11" wide x 8.11" long x 1.11" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

The Perennial Philosophy is defined by its author as "The metaphysic that recognizes a divine Reality substantial to the world of things and lives and minds." With great wit and stunning intellect, Aldous Huxley examines the spiritual beliefs of various religious traditions and explains them in terms that are personally meaningful.

Aldous Huxley was born on July 26, 1894, in Surrey, England, into a distinguished scientific and literary family; his grandfather was the noted scientist and writer, T.H. Huxley. Following an eye illness at age 16 that resulted in near-blindness, Huxley abandoned hope of a career in medicine and turned instead to literature, attending Oxford University and graduating with honors. While at Oxford, he published two volumes of poetry. Crome Yellow, his first novel, was published in 1927 followed by Antic Hay, Those Barren Leaves, and Point Counter Point. His most famous novel, Brave New World, published in 1932, is a science fiction classic about a futuristic society controlled by technology. In all, Huxley produced 47 works during his long career, In 1947, Huxley moved with his family to southern California. During the 1950s, he experimented with mescaline and LSD. Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell, both works of nonfiction, were based on his experiences while taking mescaline under supervision. In 1959, Aldous Huxley received the Award of Merit for the Novel from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died on November 22, 1963.

Introduction
That Art Thou
The Nature of the Ground
Personality, Sanctity, Divine Incarnation
God in the World
Charity
Mortification, Non-Attachment, Right Livelihood
Truth
Religion and Temperament
Self-Knowledge
Grace and Free Will
Good and Evil
Time and Eternity
Salvation, Deliverance, Enlightenment
Immortality and Survival
Silence
Prayer
Suffering
Faith
God Is Not Mocked
Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum
Idolatry
Emotionalism
The Miraculous
Ritual, Symbol, Sacrament
Spiritual Exercises
Perseverance and Regularity
Contemplation, Action and Social Utility
Bibliography
Index

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