The final novel from Aldous Huxley, Island is a provocative counterpoint to his worldwide classic Brave New World , in which a flourishing, ideal society located on a remote Pacific island attracts the envy of the outside world.
An inspired gathering of religious writings that reveals the "divine reality" common to all faiths, collected by Aldous Huxley "The Perennial Philosophy," Aldous 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.
Two classic complete books-The Doors of Perception (originally published in 1954) and Heaven and Hell (originally published in 1956)-in which Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, explores, as only he can, the mind's remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness. These two astounding books are among the most profound studies of the effects of mind-expanding drugs written in the 20th century-and they were essential for the counterculture during the 1960s, influencing a generation's perception of life. 'A genuine spiritual quest . . . Extraordinary.'-New York Times '[Heaven and Hell] not only appears to be scientifically sound but is wonderfully entertaining.'-The New Yorker
A lost novella from Brave New World author Aldous Huxley, now back in print in a Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition, The Genius and the Goddess is the story of a brilliant physicist, his beautiful wife, and the young man who tears their world apart.>
Brave New World author Aldous Huxley on enlightenment and the "ultimate reality". In this anthology of twenty-six essays and other writings, Huxley discusses the nature of God, enlightenment, being, good and evil, religion, eternity, and the divine. Huxley consistently examined the spiritual basis of both the individual and human society, always seeking to reach an authentic and clearly defined experience of the divine. Featuring an introduction by renowned religious scholar Huston Smith, this celebration of "ultimate reality" proves relevant and prophetic in addressing the spiritual hunger so many feel today.