In this anthology of 26 essays, Huxley discusses the nature of spiritual practice, good and evil, religion and magic, and the best texts of the various religious traditions. This is Huxley's celebration of the "ultimate reality". In his novels and essays, Huxley consistently examined the spiritual basis of both the individual and human society. He sought, through his work and his experiments with mescalin, to reach an authentic and clearly defined experience of the divine. In this book, he addresses the critical environment, political, social and spiritual issues that face us today, making these essays, written between 1941 and 1960, relevant and prophetic.
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During the last 25 years of his life, Huxley turned his formidable intellect to the study and practice of classical mysticism. He became convinced that direct awareness of ultimate reality was available to anyone willing to resist the distractions of the ego and seek union with God. These 26 essays, written between 1941 and 1960 and for the most part originally published in Vedanta and the West , present mystical practice as the noblest human endeavor. In crisp, clean prose, Huxley avoids the obstacles of speaking about what is by definition ineffable. This well-edited volume will interest readers who wish to know more about Huxley as well as those seeking an introduction to the mystical tradition.
- Steve Gowler, Wofford Coll. Lib., Spartanburg, S.C.
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