Through a weird kind of synchronicity that often brings the right man into the right milieu, Huxley settled in California in Then, much to the chagrin of his earliest supporters, in his later years he wandered into the murky grottoes of religious mysticism Buddhism, Hinduism, Vedanta, the paranormal and--what was even more horrifying--personally experimented with mescaline and LSD.
Although he first made his mark as a novelist, he was never very comfortable in the genre. There is even a kind of odd relevance in this book being published by a San Francisco publishing house.
But the actual equipment and protocol of a ritual, though dear or sacred to the supplicant, is unimportant.
Kennedy both died on the same day--Nov. Huxley weds eastern and western mysticism to form a surprisingly modern perspective on comparative religion. I give this book a 5 star rating because it makes me think and feel in a tolerant, compassionate way. Although his reasons for moving here were the terrain and the clear and abundant southwestern light, there was also, as it turned out, an affinity for cults and spiritual disciplines which, then as now, made him a kindred spirit in Los Angeles.
It is their definition that excites him, not necessarily their realization in his own nature. Throughout, he wrote essays, religious tracts, political analyses, newspaper articles, even drama criticism.
He offers many opportunities for understanding: Huxley, grandson of scientist T. He reminds us of St. If anyone has the time they should probably read anything he has written.
His mystical predisposition and pre-New Age predilections fitted in perfectly with his adopted home. He predicted the invention of surface-to-air missiles, genetic engineering, pharmacological highs and the insidious colonization of society by media and advertising interests. His clean language camouflages the profundity of his arguments — arguments that I have read before in eastern translated texts.
Paul who talked about "the newness of spirit" and the "oldness of the letter" and how "the letter killeth" and "the spirit giveth life. One feels that what constantly eludes Huxley, and what he is most intent on capturing, is not so much the State of Grace or some higher degree of karma, but a most finite articulation of what these spiritual states consist of.
A ritual is a vehicle towards satisfying personal or society needs. He viewed novel-writing, according to his friend Christopher Isherwood, "as a necessary nuisance. And yet throughout these essays, Huxley is propounding the paradox of language obstructing the route to higher consciousness.
My favorite essay so far has been the reflections on progress. But Huxley understands the mystical, loving side of mindfulness that is, I strongly believe, misunderstood in the west. Taking a mindful approach to the divine has often been criticized as being pragmatic and therefore, coldly cerebral.
Huxley and great-nephew of classicist Mathew Arnold, was deeply embroiled in our modern agenda: Huxley advocates for love, but he does it without being trite. He also grasps the complexity of ritualism.Aldous Huxley was born on July 26,in Surrey, England, into a distinguished scientific and literary family; his grandfather was the noted scientist and writer, T.H.
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This essay, the last Huxley wrote (it was actually dictated on his death bed), was published in Show Magazine in soon after his death. reprinted in "Huxley and God: Essays" Harper Collins Shakespeare and Religion A name that is a household word, and a word that is on everybody's lips.
In "Huxley and God," editor Jacqueline Bridgeman has culled together 26 pieces that convey Huxley's fascination with the impenetrable and the unknowable. The essays range from microscopic analyses of things like the Lord's Prayer and a speech from "Henry V" to weighty discourses on subjects such as time, progress, contemplation.
Huxley and God: Essays on Religious Experience Book With three new biographies published in the last year and the continued success of his novel, " Brave New World," Aldous Huxley is experiencing a remarkable resurgence.Download