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The perennial philosophy, Aldous Huxley

Label
The perennial philosophy
Title
The perennial philosophy
Statement of responsibility
Aldous Huxley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Examines well-known works on Western mysticism and the writings of Asian and Muslim mystics to provide an overview of the "Philosophia Perennis." Includes a "P.S." with a brief biography of Huxley and an article "Belief" which was not included in the original publication
  • An inspired gathering of religious writings that reveals the "divine reality" common to all faiths, collected by Aldous Huxley. "The Perennial Philosophy," Huxley writes, "may be found among the traditional lore of peoples in every region of the world, 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, including Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, 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 Perennial Philosophy includes selections from Meister Eckhart, Rumi, and Lao Tzu, as well as the Bhagavad Gita, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Diamond Sutra, and Upanishads, among many others
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1894-1963
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Huxley, Aldous
Dewey number
210
Index
index present
LC call number
BL51
LC item number
.H98 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Religion
  • Philosophy and religion
  • Philosophy and religion
  • Religion
Label
The perennial philosophy, Aldous Huxley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Harper, 1945
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn718291115
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st Harper Perennial Modern classics ed.
Extent
xi, 312, 28 pages
Isbn
9780061724947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The perennial philosophy, Aldous Huxley
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Harper, 1945
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn718291115
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st Harper Perennial Modern classics ed.
Extent
xi, 312, 28 pages
Isbn
9780061724947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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