The Perennial Philosophy


The Perennial Philosophy

"The Perennial Philosophy" is a 1945 book by Aldous Huxley, published by Chatto & Windus in the UK, and by Harper & Row in the US.

According to Huxley, the perennial philosophy is:"the metaphysic that recognizes a divine Reality substantial to the world of things and lives and minds; the psychology that finds in the soul something similar to, or even identical with, divine Reality; the ethic that places man's final end in the knowledge of the immanent and transcendent Ground of all being; the thing is immemorial and universal. Rudiments of the perennial philosophy may be found among the traditional lore of primitive peoples in every region of the world, and in its fully developed forms it has a place in every one of the higher religions" ("The Perennial Philosophy", p. vii).

Publication data

*"The Perennial Philosophy", 1945, Harper & Brothers
**Harper Perennial 1990 edition: ISBN 0-06-090191-8
**Harper Modern Classics 2004 edition: ISBN 0-06-057058-X
**Audio Scholar 1995 audio cassette edition: ISBN 1-879557-29-0


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