The Perennial Philosophy

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Harper Collins, Apr 13, 2004 - Philosophy - 312 pages

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.

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It’s a very high-quality offering and very just. However, I wonder—just now; my support used to be unqualified— if it might suffer a bit from being contrarian. At times he seems the very hard old ... Read full review

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It's a good book in principle, but rather repetitive, and a touch too religious in its own way, rather than philosophical. I am not sure of the value of transcending the illusion of "I", in favour of ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Aldous Huxley (1894–1963) is the author of the classic novels Brave New World, Island, Eyeless in Gaza, and The Genius and the Goddess, as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as The Perennial Philosophy and The Doors of Perception. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford, he died in Los Angeles, California.

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