Grey Eminence . Aldous Huxley In his masterful biography, Huxley explores how an intensely religious man could lead such a life and how he could. Grey Eminence has ratings and 18 reviews. Erik said: Reading Aldous Huxley reminds one of how beautiful modern English prose can be. His biography of. GREY EMINENCE. By Aldous Huxley. Chatto and Windus. I5S•. ” The nature of Fr Joseph’s life is such that the record of it can hardly fail to raise, in an enquiring.
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Getting something other than what you expected is not always a pleasant experience. Huxley saw religious devotion as something inherently harmless, and even sometimes genuinely beneficial, that could be turned to unbelievably destructive ends when men, having convinced themselves that they are instruments of God’s will, attempt to use greyy low and barbarous means of war and poli A truly remarkable book, which combines stimulating insights in the realms of theology and the psychology behind ithistory and politics with a genuinely engrossing biography of a fascinating subject.
As the West braced itself for war, Huxley came increasingly to believe that the key trey solving the world’s problems lay in changing the individual through mystical enlightenment. Considered as a ‘rare’ book, I did not find anything in particular rminence about it. I must say, good job with this 1 Huxley! His influence in the Thirty Years War and, by consequence, in the future of the entire continent of Europe cannot be overstated. The substitute has to be better than the expectation.
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Paul Rees rated it it was amazing Mar 29, The realities of the 17th century Europe on the background are emibence fascinating and terrifying. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Aldous Leonard Huxley was a,dous English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family.
Rafael Campos rated it really liked it Apr 24, Reading Aldous Huxley reminds one of how beautiful modern English prose can be.
But for some strange reason murder has always seemed more respectable than fornication. Jan 16, Caddy Yoknapatawpha added it. For most of the s Huxley lived in Italy and an account of his experiences there can be found in ‘Along The Road’ Inat the height of his fame, Huxley gtey Europe to live in California, working for a time as a screenwriter in Hollywood.
I have read this book online. Therefore, my experience was a bit different than somebody who would read on paper but where I live it was so damn hard to find it in physical form!
Refresh and try again. An investigation of Father Joseph A portrait of a deeply devout monk who’s decisions reduced Europe to the point of cannibalism. His biography of Father Joseph, effective French foreign minister during the Thirty Years War, is a aldoue mix of novelistic description, history, biography and philosophical essay.
We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Review quote “Penetrating and vivid One does not have to be an expert on seventeenth century European politics to read this book.
His relations with Cardinal Richelieu and other kings and leaders. What I found was very little in the way of a history of the war but a great deal more of interest. In his masterful biography, Huxley explores how an intensely religious man could lead such a life and how he could reconcile the seemingly opposing moral systems of religion and politics.
Published inthis study was especially meaningful at a time when Hitler, attempting to impose his own metaphysical vision on the world, prepared to launch the largest invasion in history against the Soviet Union, ushering in a theatre of war that guxley even the horrific Thirty Years’ War in its infliction of human destruction and misery.
No trivia or quizzes yet. The great novels of ideas, including his most famous work ‘Brave New World’ published in this warned against the dehumanising aspects of scientific and material ‘progress’ and the pacifist novel ‘Eyeless in Gaza’ aldojs accompanied by a series of wise and brilliant essays, collected in volume form under titles such as ‘Music at Night’ and ‘Ends and Means’ This book can be a drag to read but it was the perfect amount grej pages.
Emminence is why we have separation of church and state. Gey his masterful biography, Huxley explores how an intensely religious man could lead such a life and how he could reconcile the seemingly opposing moral systems of religion and politics.
The Devils of Loudun show more. His actions led to the death of eminenfe thousands, if not millions through the externalities of war. A diplomat, a spy master, and top-level advisor and military strategist were some of the many facets of this complex character.
His beliefs found expression in both fiction ‘Time Must Have a Stop’, and ‘Island’, and non-fiction ‘The Perennial Philosophy’,’Grey Eminence’, and the famous account of his first mescalin experience, ‘The Doors of Perception’, How, Huxley wonders, could an authentic mystic doe this?
As Huxley notes, if war had not been a few steps away, Father Joseph may have been remembered as a notable, perhaps even legendary Christian thinker. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. A mystic who longed for isolation, he preserved the political and cultural unity of France at a time when it was under almost constant siege, at terrible cost. Please provide an email address. The great novels of ideas, including his most famous work ‘Brave New World’ published in this warned against the dehumanising aspects of scientific and material ‘progress’ and the pacifist novel ‘Eyeless in Gaza’ were accompanied by a series of wise and brilliant essays, collected in volume form under titles such as ‘Music at Night’ and ‘Ends and Means’ This book doubles as a biography on Francois Leclerc du Tremblay, right hand of Cardinal Richelieu as well as a primer on mysticism.
He was an aspirant to sainthood and a practising mystic,