Religion: Manual of Mysticism

During the '20s, when British Novelist Aldous Huxley was writing sexy, sophisticated novels (Point Counter Point), the fashionable thing was humanistic materialism. By this week it was plain that the times and Author Huxley have changed: the new vogue is mysticism.

Mystic Huxley, for some years a resident of California and a latter-day disciple of California's mystic Gerald Heard, has called his newest book The Perennial Philosophy (Harper; $3). Under 27 headings, Author Huxley has presented the principal tenets of mysticism in his own words, illustrating by quotations from Mystics Eckhart, Lao-Tzu, William Law, many another.

But Huxley plainly intended his new book...

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