The Divine Within

The Divine Within
  • Author : Aldous Huxley,Huston Smith
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2013-07-02
  • ISBN : 9780062236838

The Divine Within Book Review:

“A genius . . . a writer who spent his life decrying the onward march of the Machine.” — The New Yorker Brave New World author Aldous Huxley on enlightenment and the "ultimate reality." In this anthology of twenty-six essays and other writings, Aldous 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.

The Divine Within

The Divine Within
  • Author : Aldous Huxley,Huston Smith
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial Modern Classics
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2013-07-02
  • ISBN : 0062236814

The Divine Within Book Review:

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.

Ends and Means

Ends and Means
  • Author : Aldous Huxley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 412
  • Relase : 2017-09-29
  • ISBN : 9781351311823

Ends and Means Book Review:

Contemporary intellectuals still struggle over the relationship of ends to means, especially in political discourse. Pacifism is still an important topic today, as terrorism and dictatorial states abound. Many will find solace in Ends and Means, while others will find the book only a case study of the relationship of ethics to politics. Aldous Huxley examines common issues in a unique fashion. How can the regression in charity through which we are living, and for which each one of us is in some measure responsible, be halted and reversed? How can existing society be transformed into the ideal society described by the prophets? How can the average sensual man and the exceptional (and more dangerous) ambitious man be transformed into a non-attached being, one who can create a society significantly better than our own? Huxley discusses the relationship between the theories and the practices of reformers and the nature of the universe. He argues that our beliefs about the ultimate nature of reality help us formulate conceptions of right and wrong, not only in our private life, but also in the sphere of politics and economics. Far from being irrelevant, our philosophical beliefs are the final determining factor in our actions. This provocative classic volume, now available in paperback, will continue to stimulate discussion and thought.

The Perennial Philosophy

The Perennial Philosophy
  • Author : Aldous Huxley
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 2014-10-21
  • ISBN : 9781551997636

The Perennial Philosophy Book Review:

In one of his most significant pieces of non-fiction, the mind behind Brave New World presents a thorough and articulate comparison of different forms of mysticism. Written for an audience presumed to be primarily familiar with Christianity, The Perennial Philosophy aims to extract greater theological truths from the common threads found across religions, and to explore how they can be used to judge mankind (and how it often fails to meet the standards set). It primarily consists of quotations taken from famous figures within each tradition, with short connecting passages written by Huxley. Random House of Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Power of Now

The Power of Now
  • Author : Eckhart Tolle
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2010-10-06
  • ISBN : 9781577313113

The Power of Now Book Review:

To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of Eckhart Tolle's extraordinary book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being, “The eternal, ever present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.” Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle uses simple language and an easy question and answer format to guide us. A word of mouth phenomenon since its first publication, The Power of Now is one of those rare books with the power to create an experience in readers, one that can radically change their lives for the better.

Huxley and God

Huxley and God
  • Author : Aldous Huxley
  • Publisher : Herder & Herder
  • Pages : 308
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : IND:30000116127030

Huxley and God Book Review:

This volume of essays, written with the authors trademark elegance and wit, tackles subjects such as Action and Contemplation, Religion and Time, Reflections on the Lord's Prayer, and Notes on Zen.

The Art of Seeing

The Art of Seeing
  • Author : Aldous Huxley
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 273
  • Relase : 1975
  • ISBN : OCLC:17191476

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Selected Writings on Aesthetics

Selected Writings on Aesthetics
  • Author : Johann Gottfried Herder
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2009-01-10
  • ISBN : 9781400827169

Selected Writings on Aesthetics Book Review:

A seminal figure in the philosophy of history, culture, and language, Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803) also produced some of the most important and original works in the history of aesthetic theory. A student of Kant, he spent much of his life striving to reconcile the opposing poles of Enlightenment thought represented by his early mentors. His ideas influenced Hegel, Schleiermacher, Nietzsche, Dilthey, J. S. Mill, and Goethe. This book presents most of Herder's important writings on aesthetics, including the main sections of one of his major untranslated works, Kritische Wälder (Critical Forests). These notes, essays, and treatises, the majority of which appear here in English for the first time, show this idiosyncratic thinker both deeply rooted in the controversies of his day and pointing the way to future developments in aesthetics. Chosen to reflect the extent and diversity of Herder's concerns, the texts cover such topics as the psychology and physiology of aesthetic perception, the classification of the arts, taste, Shakespeare, the classical tradition, and the relationship between art and morality. Few thinkers have reflected so sensitively and productively on the cultural, historical, anthropological, ethical, and theological dimensions of art and the creative process. With this book, the importance of aesthetics to the evolution and texture of Herder's own thought, as well as his profound contribution to that discipline, comes fully into view.

Enlightenment for Beginners

Enlightenment for Beginners
  • Author : Chuck Hillig,Colleen McDougal Mills
  • Publisher : Sentient Publications
  • Pages : 216
  • Relase : 2005-12-31
  • ISBN : 9781591810407

Enlightenment for Beginners Book Review:

Enlightenment for Beginners is the simple account of how and why you ve been imaging yourself to be only a separate and limited being. Using clever but easily understood words and drawings, Hillig invites the seeker to discover that they are already who they ve been looking to become and that a life of love and connection is already at hand. Although this deceptively uncomplicated book can be read in a sitting, its profound spiritual impact can last an entire lifetime. A wonderful gift for anyone who is on the spiritual path."

Along the Path to Enlightenment

Along the Path to Enlightenment
  • Author : David R. Hawkins, M.D./Ph.D.,Jeffery Scott
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2011-02-01
  • ISBN : 1401931146

Along the Path to Enlightenment Book Review:

What blocks spiritual progress? And how do we transcend these blocks? The spiritual teachings of David R. Hawkins on the nature of consciousness, spirit, and ego are known worldwide by students seeking to realize spiritual Truth. As a mystic, Dr. Hawkins has infused the truths found in the precepts of Western religion with the core of Eastern philosophy, bridging the familiar, physical world to the nonlinear, spiritual domain. This collection of passages, carefully selected from Dr. Hawkins’s extensive writings, offers readers a new contemplation for each day. Any one of these passages, fully understood, can elevate one’s level of consciousness.

Discourses and Selected Writings

Discourses and Selected Writings
  • Author : Epictetus
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2008-08-28
  • ISBN : 9780141917481

Discourses and Selected Writings Book Review:

Contains The Discourses/Fragments/Enchiridion 'I must die. But must I die bawling?' Epictetus, a Greek Stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicopolis in the early second century AD. His animated discussions were celebrated for their rhetorical wizardry and were written down by Arrian, his most famous pupil. The Discourses argue that happiness lies in learning to perceive exactly what is in our power to change and what is not, and in embracing our fate to live in harmony with god and nature. In this personal, practical guide to the ethics of Stoicism and moral self-improvement, Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, illness and fear, family, friendship and love. Translated and Edited with an Introduction by Robert Dobbin

Inspiration Divine

Inspiration Divine
  • Author : Darwin Stephenson
  • Publisher : THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORKS OF DARWIN STEPHENSON
  • Pages : 366
  • Relase : 2009-09-17
  • ISBN : 9780979972102

Inspiration Divine Book Review:

Darwin Stephenson's message in Inspiration Divine reveals a simple understanding of how discovering one's purpose will bring about the enlightenment of both yourself and all of humanity. By distinguishing what we are and why we're here, Inspiration Divine provides a prescription for evolving beyond our current physical existence to a Spiritual existence. Whereas science and religion struggle to find common ground, Inspiration Divine reveals an understanding of our Universe, God and Humanity to bring evolution, physics and the Divine into a single theory. Filled with timely and powerful tools for transformation, Inspiration Divine brings a Spiritual practice into the reality of our everyday lives by helping us awaken to the messages from the Divine that are all around us.

The Enlightenment of the Whole Body

The Enlightenment of the Whole Body
  • Author : Adi Da Samraj
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 600
  • Relase : 1978
  • ISBN : UVA:X030040846

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The Crows of Pearblossom

The Crows of Pearblossom
  • Author : Aldous Huxley
  • Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
  • Pages : 40
  • Relase : 2011-03-01
  • ISBN : 0810997304

The Crows of Pearblossom Book Review:

Originally published: New York: Random House, 1967.

Dostoyevsky Reads Hegel in Siberia and Bursts Into Tears

Dostoyevsky Reads Hegel in Siberia and Bursts Into Tears
  • Author : Laszlo F. Foldenyi
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2020-02-18
  • ISBN : 9780300167498

Dostoyevsky Reads Hegel in Siberia and Bursts Into Tears Book Review:

An exemplary collection of work from one of the world's leading scholars of intellectual history "Földényi . . . stage[s] a broad metaphysical melodrama between opposites that he pursues throughout this fierce, provoking collection (expertly translated by Ottilie Mulzet). . . . He proves himself a brilliant interpreter of the dark underside of Enlightenment ambition."--James Wood, New Yorker László Földényi's work, in the long tradition of public intellectual and cultural criticism, resonates with the writings of Montaigne, Walter Benjamin, and Thomas Mann. In this new essay collection, Földényi considers the continuing fallout from the collapse of religion, exploring how Enlightenment traditions have not replaced basic elements of previously held religious mythologies--neither their metaphysical completeness nor their comforting purpose. Realizing beautiful writing through empathy, imagination, fascination, and a fierce sense of justice, Földényi covers a wide range of topics including a meditation on the metaphysical unity of a sculpture group and an analysis of fear as a window into our relationship with time.

Rational Mysticism

Rational Mysticism
  • Author : John Horgan
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 292
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : UOM:39015053777119

Rational Mysticism Book Review:

The author of The End of Science offers an intriguing investigation into the latest research into the mechanics and meaning of mystical experience, looking at such fields as chemistry, physics, theology, and psychology to narrow the division between reason and enlightenment.

Moksha

Moksha
  • Author : Aldous Huxley
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 314
  • Relase : 1977
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105037071110

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Transcending the Levels of Consciousness

Transcending the Levels of Consciousness
  • Author : David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2015-03-17
  • ISBN : 9781401945053

Transcending the Levels of Consciousness Book Review:

The now widely known Map of calibrated levels of Consciousness was presented in Power vs. Force in 1995 and has been translated into all the world’s major languages. This was followed by The Eye of the I (2001), I: Reality and Subjectivity (2003), and Truth vs. Falsehood (2005), which explored the levels of Truth reflected throughout society. Transcending the Levels of Consciousness returns to the exploration of the ego’s expressions and inherent limitations and gives detailed explanations and instructions on how to transcend them. As with the reading of Dr. Hawkins’ previous books, the reader’s level of consciousness is advanced as a consequence of exposure to the information itself. This opens up avenues to the relief of suffering for oneself and others, which fulfills the purpose of the work and the intention to facilitate the reader’s own Enlightenment.

Ends and Means

Ends and Means
  • Author : Aldous Huxley
  • Publisher : Hesperides Press
  • Pages : 344
  • Relase : 2006-11-01
  • ISBN : 1406704997

Ends and Means Book Review:

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Tolerance

Tolerance
  • Author : Caroline Warman
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2016-01-04
  • ISBN : 9781783742035

Tolerance Book Review:

Inspired by Voltaire’s advice that a text needs to be concise to have real influence, this anthology contains fiery extracts by forty eighteenth-century authors, from the most famous philosophers of the age to those whose brilliant writings are less well-known. These passages are immensely diverse in style and topic, but all have in common a passionate commitment to equality, freedom, and tolerance. Each text resonates powerfully with the issues our world faces today. Tolerance was first published by the Société française d’étude du dix-huitième siècle (the French Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies) in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo assassinations in January 2015 as an act of solidarity and as a response to the surge of interest in Enlightenment values. With the support of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, it has now been translated by over 100 students and tutors of French at Oxford University.