The Art of Seeing of Aldous Huxley

Ain’t I proud of my wife!!! 😉

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Yvonne de Wit, an artistic jewellery designer and the delightful wife of Herman, our blog manager, visited our Hemingways of Hermanus Bookshop yesterday.  In conversation, she enquired about The Art of Seeing written by Aldous Huxley – an out of print and rare book, which we have only had on our shelves once.  Huxley, the eminent author of A Brave New World having been temporarily blinded by illness in his youth, in 1939 encountered and became a strong advocate in supporting the Bates Method for better eyesight.   For the first time in over 25 years, he was able to read without glasses and without strain.  This led to him writing The Art of Seeing outlining his success in using the Bates Method.  It was published in the United States in 1942.

Noel Hunt (left) and Jewellery-Artist Yvonne de Wit have a common ground Noel Hunt (left) and Jewellery-artist Yvonne de Wit have a common ground


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