Vasta erudición y profunda sensibilidad no están reñidas en este estudio que rastrea, a través de todas las grandes culturas de la historia, eso que Leibniz denominó «Philosophia Perennis»: la búsqueda de lo esencial.
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.
Trascender el ego
Author: Roger Walsh, Frances Vaughan
Publisher: Editorial Kairós
Más allá de la psicología conductista e incluso humanista, se abre la visión de la psicología transpersonal. Los más renombrados autores sobre la materia exploran en este apasionante libro las más variadas formas de la conciencia: los estados extáticos, chamánicos, la meditación, etc. El resultado es una integración transpersonal aplicada al crecimiento individual, la psicoterapia, los sueños, la ciencia, la ética, la filosofía o la ecología.
Author: William Lyons
Publisher: Anthropos Editorial
Author: Aldous Huxley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Selected writings from the author of Brave New World and The Doors of Perception on the role of psychedelics in society. • Includes letters and lectures by Huxley never published elsewhere. In May 1953 Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gram of mescaline. The mystical and transcendent experience that followed set him off on an exploration that was to produce a revolutionary body of work about the inner reaches of the human mind. Huxley was decades ahead of his time in his anticipation of the dangers modern culture was creating through explosive population increase, headlong technological advance, and militant nationalism, and he saw psychedelics as the greatest means at our disposal to "remind adults that the real world is very different from the misshapen universe they have created for themselves by means of their culture-conditioned prejudices." Much of Huxley's writings following his 1953 mescaline experiment can be seen as his attempt to reveal the power of these substances to awaken a sense of the sacred in people living in a technological society hostile to mystical revelations. Moksha, a Sanskrit word meaning "liberation," is a collection of the prophetic and visionary writings of Aldous Huxley. It includes selections from his acclaimed novels Brave New World and Island, both of which envision societies centered around the use of psychedelics as stabilizing forces, as well as pieces from The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell, his famous works on consciousness expansion.
Author: John Carlin
Publisher: Harper Collins
Equal parts freedom fighter and statesman, Nelson Mandela bestrode the world stage for the past three decades, building a legacy that places him in the pantheon of history's most exemplary leaders. As a foreign correspondent based in South Africa, author John Carlin had unique access to Mandela during the post-apartheid years when Mandela faced his most daunting obstacles and achieved his greatest triumphs. Carlin witnessed history as Mandela was released from prison after twenty-seven years and ultimately ascended to the presidency of his strife-torn country. Drawing on exclusive conversations with Mandela and countless interviews with people who were close to him, Carlin has crafted an account of a man who was neither saint nor superman. Mandela's seismic political victories were won at the cost of much personal unhappiness and disappointment. Knowing Mandela offers an intimate understanding of one of the most towering and remarkable figures of our age.
Design for Dying
Author: Timothy Leary, R. U. Sirius
Publisher: Trieste Publishing
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The Object of the Atlantic
Author: Rachel Price
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
The Object of the Atlantic is a wide-ranging study of the transition from a concern with sovereignty to a concern with things in Iberian Atlantic literature and art produced between 1868 and 1968. Rachel Price uncovers the surprising ways that concrete aesthetics from Cuba, Brazil, and Spain drew not only on global forms of constructivism but also on a history of empire, slavery, and media technologies from the Atlantic world. Analyzing Jose Marti’s notebooks, Joaquim de Sousandrade’s poetry, Ramiro de Maeztu’s essays on things and on slavery, 1920s Cuban literature on economic restructuring, Ferreira Gullar’s theory of the “non-object,” and neoconcrete art, Price shows that the turn to objects—and from these to new media networks—was rooted in the very philosophies of history that helped form the Atlantic world itself.
Author: Lawrence LeShan
Publisher: Editorial Kairós
Aldous Huxley animó a Krishnamurti a que escribiera estos comentarios sobre la vida, que consisten en una serie de diálogos con seres humanos ordinarios. Estos encuentros, que tuvieron lugar en diferentes parajes de la India, Europa y América, son a la vez intensos y clarificadores. En ellos, la aguda inteligencia de Krishnamurti investiga y desvela los comportamientos del “yo”, y nos ayuda a restablecer la antigua certeza de que los seres humanos son capaces de completarse a sí mismos, no a través de ningún agente externo o de la fe, sino prestando la debida atención y sabiendo escuchar. Comentarios sobre el vivir es un libro ya clásico y que presenta un nuevo género de escritura. Es una combinación de descripciones líricas de la naturaleza, reflexiones filosóficas y percepciones psicológicas directas, todo ello imbuido de una profunda sensibilidad religiosa, y expresado en una prosa lúcida y de enorme interés.
Author: Aldous Huxley
Publisher: Harper Collins
While shipwrecked on the island of Pala, Will Farnaby, a disenchanted journalist, discovers a utopian society that has flourished for the past 120 years. Although he at first disregards the possibility of an ideal society, as Farnaby spends time with the people of Pala his ideas about humanity change. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
Sono passati più di sessant’anni da quando lo storico delle religioni Mircea Eliade ha dato alle stampe la sua monograﬁa dedicata allo sciamanesimo, un testo rivelatosi decisivo per imporre l’argomento nel dibattito interno alla storia delle religioni. La seconda edizione, aumentata e tradotta nel 1964 per il mercato editoriale statunitense, ha poi avuto un impatto signiﬁcativo sui riferimenti culturali della giovane generazione dell’epoca. Sorprendentemente, e malgrado il successo dell’opera, non esiste a tutt’oggi un’analisi critica dedicata alla formazione eliadiana del concetto di sciamanesimo. Si è così creato un vuoto storiograﬁco che ha gravato sulle ricostruzioni e sulle interpretazioni del pensiero dello storico delle religioni. Evoluzionismo antidarwiniano, psicoanalisi, te(le)ologia, folklore, paletnologia e paleoantropologia, letteratura fantastica, paranormale e sovrannaturale, politica reazionaria e anti-occidentale sono alcuni tra gli strumenti discorsivi che entrano a vario titolo nel laboratorio della complessa macchina mitograﬁca eliadiana. Andare a monte di questi riferimenti bio-bibliograﬁci, tracciare le coordinate dei contatti intellettuali e decostruire le trame dei prestiti concettuali è quanto si propone di fare l’indagine presentata in questo libro.