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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It is time apprehended loudu one damned thing after another. Email required Address never made public. Is it an exercize in revenge as Grandier’s persecutors go mad one by one? Too hard on the past, they were at the same time too complacent about their present and far too optimistic in regard to the future – Excellent book – occasionally gets “into the weeds. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Huxley’s work is less directly political than Miller’s — it’s more of an anthropological and psychological analysis of why people act the way they do. Becoming a man of hypocrisy his enemies multiply uhxley a cabal is formed in his honor; with the sole mission of destroying Urbain.

It is a very focused study. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of And, if you’re NOT interested in demon possession, the tag-line will keep you from reading the book.

Excellent book – occasionally gets “into the weeds.


European History Early Modern History: In his novel The Devils of Loudun, Aldous Huxley tells the story of the persecution, torture and death of Grandier in an almost light-hearted, jolly manner that hooks huuxley the reader while at the same time making the true horror of Grandiers death unbearably real.

The possession was more likely hysteria. The Catholic church is evil.

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My constructive criticism to Huxley if he wasn’t dead would be to This book pushes the boundaries of how much tedium I can endure in fiction. I’ve read many historical novels, but none like this. I mean, if you’re looking for something that deals with actual demon possession, or a piece of lurid fiction dealing wi This is probably one of the most interesting and important books I’ve ever read. He had antagonised the Mother Superior, Sister Jeanne of the Angels, when he rejected her offer to become the spiritual advisor to the convent.

Lists with This Book. For the life of me I cannot fathom why more people have not read this book. 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.

However, when it comes to the climax of the story, the book is as gripping as they come. The incident Initially onset by townhood pranksters, turned into political ammunition for taking down a Catholic priest who once considered himself the hierarchy of Loudun. Equally disturbing as it is moving, I found it rivetting. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: One is simply that it misrepresents the book.


He defined what that theology understood as the nature of soul. But that’s not really what it’s about, either. Open Preview See a Problem? Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles with Project Gutenberg links.

It’s never less than well researched and well reasoned. Whether or not they’re “demons” proper is sort of beside the point. What made this group of nuns behave in such an un-nun-like fashion? But the hoopla is great!

That all that discourse is so pinheaded and narrow-minded.

Through his novels and es Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. 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 Devils of Loudun

I read the story of Loudun demonic possessions in so many renderings. The exploration of the inner life through mysticism and hallucinogenic drugs was to dominate his work for the rest of his life. Ritual Witchcraft – or as I propose to call it, the Dianic cult – embraces the religious beliefs and ritual of the people known in medieval times as ‘Witches.

Such an outlandish book. The self-transcendence is invariably downward into the less than human, the lower than personal.