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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Huxley provides edvils very interesting summary and explanation of the events surrounding nuns possessed by the devil and the priest who was wrongly accused and burned at the stake for instigating the mayhem. It is time apprehended as one damned thing after another.

Huxley touches on aspects of the multiple personality controversy in cases of apparent demonic possession within this book. I love when this type of stuff has been researched and wants to show you where they found it.

Huxley uses this particular episode from history as an entry into a larger discussion about spiritual life. But the hoopla is great! The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley.

BOOK REVIEW: The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley | the !n(tro)verted yogi

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Grandier maintained his innocence to the end and four years after his d In Urbain Grandier, a handsome and dissolute priest of the parish of Loudun was tried, tortured and burnt at the stake.


That there was this flash of intelligent thinking about the world in this book, and that somehow it’s been neglected, that the conversation went in some other direction, and we’ve been in darkness ever since.

The novel needs a character to relate to.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I borrowed it from the library in Galway, Ireland I didn’t expect to take as long as I did with this, but this needed the kind of focus that makes one tired if you’re lacking some sleep.

The Devils of Loudun

Views Read Edit View history. Jan lloudun, Eric added it. Once found guilty he was forced to admit his guilt within the final minutes of his life. Open Preview See a Problem? It also deals aldos an alleged case of demon possession: However; if you focus only on the story of Grandier’s martyrdom, presented in perhaps too realistic shades of grey, you may wonder why the author continues for so many pages afterwards.

The author’s philosophical pondering are all well and good.

The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley. Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family.

The Devils Of Loudun : Aldous Huxley :

Certainly not the easiest of books to read, but beautifully written and an astonishing story so well worth persevering with. Fascinating portrayal of politics and “possession” in 17th Century France. It’s drier than the Mojave Desert.


For example, there are frequent quotes and snippets of poetry in French—and a few in Latin—and many of these were not translated to English in the edition that I read. This book left me speechless; contemplating days after I had finished it.

The Devils Of Loudun

Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles with Project Gutenberg links. If it’s possible that the human mind can tap into another mind, then those minds must share something on some non-physical level. Biases are heard throughout the book, but not without its adjoining counterpoint. Equally disturbin The Devils of Loudun is a fascinating historical account, written like a fiction, detailing a scandalous affair in s France.

But however great, however important for thought and technology, for social organization and behavior, the differences between then and now are always peripheral. There are substantial passages in French that are beyond me and the German vocabulary is extraordinary in the context of a novel. Unfortunately, it appears to be a mixture of huxlsy, which, in my mind, provided a very dismal view of religion and those practicing and preaching it.

Mar 08, Steve Cooper rated it it was amazing.