The Perennial Philosophy

Version: Unabridged
Author: Aldous Huxley
Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Philosophy
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: September 2017
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 12 hours
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Overview

"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.

Author Details

Author Details

Huxley, Aldous

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