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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Trivia About Grey Eminence. Most importantly, he was an authentic mystic–a matter of considerable concern to Huxley, writer of several books on the subject and holder of some strong opinions. His details on mysticism were also fairly plainly laid out and engrossing. Huxley died in California on 22nd November Oct 25, Mark rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: An interesting narrative with intriguing events, I recommend this book to just about anybody.

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Daniel Dunnivan rated it aleous liked it Dec 27, On the one hand, he was a religious politician. There’s a great section on mysticism. This book doubles as a biography on Francois Leclerc du Tremblay, right hand of Cardinal Richelieu as well grfy a primer on mysticism. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.


Eliot rated it liked it Aug 30, First of all, it’s Aldous Huxley.

Jordan rated it it was amazing Apr 21, A marvelous political biography of Father Joseph, Cardinal Richelieu’s sminence, Diplomatic genius, and one of the most remarkable protagonists of the Thirty Years War. The brilliant, enthralling faith in God that made Father Joseph such an awe-inspiring preacher and mystic also led to his ultimately destructive war policy. One does brey have to be an expert on seventeenth century European politics to read this book.

Preview — Grey Eminence by Aldous Huxley. I must say, good job with this 1 Huxley!

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He was an aspirant to sainthood and a aldus mystic, yet his ruthless exercise of power succeeded in prolonging the unspeakable horrors of the Thirty Years War.

As the West braced itself for war, Huxley came increasingly to believe that the key to solving the world’s problems lay in changing the individual through mystical enlightenment. There was a problem adding your alcous address. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. A great historical biography and one of the strongest cases for the separation of Church and State.


Paul Rees rated it it was amazing Mar 29, Use your judgment and discretion and pick the ones that are best read in your hands. On the other hand, he was one of the two most politically powerful men, the other being Richelieu, huxlry the French government under Louis XIII.

Well it’s Huxley, erudite and philosophical and you feel like a more intelligent human being for the experience.


Inat the height of his fame, Huxley left Europe to live in California, working for a time as a screenwriter in Hollywood. Allan rated it really liked it Oct 27, By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

An inquiry into the nature of Christianity, emotional, intellectual, political, with its paradoxes, as well as a study of the man himself. 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.