ALDOUS HUXLEY THE DEVILS OF LOUDUN PDF

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The Devils Of Loudun . Aldous Huxley He had been found guilty of conspiring with the devil to seduce an entire convent of nuns in what was the most. HUXLEY’S MASTERPIECE AND PERHAPS THE MOST ENJOYABLE BOOK ABOUT SPIRITUALITY EVER WRITTEN..” — Washington Post Book WorldAldous. The Devils of Loudun: Aldous Huxley: most important later works are The Devils of Loudun (), a detailed psychological study of a historical incident in .

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European History Early Modern Lohdun The Devils Of Loudun. Description In Urbain Grandier, a handsome and dissolute priest of the parish of Loudun was tried, tortured and burnt at the stake. He had been found guilty of conspiring with the devil to seduce an entire convent of nuns in what was the most sensational case of mass possession and sexual hysteria in history.

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Grandier maintained his innocence to the end and four years after his death the nuns were still being subjected to exorcisms to free them from their demonic bondage.

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Huxley’s vivid account of this bizarre tale of religious and sexual obsession transforms our understanding of the medieval world.

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Review Text “His masterpiece, and perhaps the most enjoyable book about spirituality ever written. In telling the grotesque, bawdy and true story of a 17th-century convent of cloistered French nuns who contrived to have a priest they never met burned alive Huxley painlessly conveys a wealth of information about mysticism and the unconscious” show more. Review quote “Huxley has reconstructed with skill, learning and horror one of the most appalling incidents in the history of witch-hunting during its seventeenth-century heyday.

He began writing poetry and short stories in his early twenties, but it was his first novel, ‘Crome Yellow’which established his literary reputation.

The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley

This was swiftly followed by ‘Antic Hay”Those Barren Leaves’ and ‘Point Counter Point’ – bright, brilliant satires in which Huxley wittily but ruthlessly passed judgement on the shortcomings of contemporary society. For most of the s Huxley lived in Italy and an account of his experiences there can be found in ‘Along The Road’ 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 devilz 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’ Inat the height of his fame, Huxley alcous Europe to live in California, working for a time as a screenwriter in Hollywood.

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As the West braced itself for war, Huxley came increasingly to believe that the key to solving the world’s problems lay ov changing the individual through mystical enlightenment. The exploration of the inner life through mysticism and hallucinogenic drugs was yhe dominate his work for the rest of his life.

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’, Huxley died in California on 22nd November Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.