Aldous Huxley Describes the Dancing Shiva Image


 Published on 13 Oct 2012

The great writer Aldous Huxley (Brave New World, The Perennial Philosophy, The Doors of Perception, Island) describes the “Dancing Shiva” image (Nataraj) of the Hindu tradition and its immense significance and comprehensiveness. This is from an interview with Mr. Huxley which was done in 1961 in London and was recorded and distributed under the title “Speaking Personally”. Though now out of print, this audio collection can occasionally be found at & Ebay, and for all I know, you might be able to find some or all of it on YouTube.

The Dancing Shiva image shown here is the one on permanent display at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the huge particle accelerator/collider that recently discovered the Higgs Boson, a fundamental breakthrough in physics.

Thank you for listening. And to the greatest extent possible each moment, may all sentient beings find true happiness! Om Namah Shivaya, Om Shanti Shanti Shanti