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The Book

The Book
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-09-28
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 9780307807878
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Summary : A revelatory primer on what it means to be human, from "the perfect guide for a course correction in life" (Deepak Chopra)—and a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence. At the root of human conflict is our fundamental misunderstanding of who we are. The illusion that we are isolated beings, unconnected to the rest of the universe, has led us to view the “outside” world with hostility, and has fueled our misuse of technology and our violent and hostile subjugation of the natural world. To help us understand that the self is in fact the root and ground of the universe, Watts has crafted a revelatory primer on what it means to be human—and a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence. In The Book, Alan Watts provides us with a much-needed answer to the problem of personal identity, distilling and adapting the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta.

The Book

The Book
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1989
  • Total pages :163
  • ISBN : 9780679723004
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Summary : A witty attack on the illusion that the self is a separate ego that confronts a universe of alien physical objects.

The Book

The Book
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1966
  • Total pages :146
  • ISBN : LCCN:66010408
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Summary : Essays on the nature of self.

Ego

Ego
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1975
  • Total pages :63
  • ISBN : UVA:X000301649
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The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing who You are

The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing who You are
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1969
  • Total pages :146
  • ISBN : UVA:X030126167
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Summary : A witty attack on the illusion that the self is a separate ego that confronts a universe of alien physical objects. "From the Trade Paperback edition."

The Book

The Book
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1971
  • Total pages :150
  • ISBN : OCLC:474664424
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The Fish Who Found the Sea

The Fish Who Found the Sea
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-07-14
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 9781683642909
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Summary : A rediscovered treasure for a new generation: the first and only story for children ever written by Alan Watts. Alan Watts, beloved for bringing a childlike wonder to the spiritual journey, once wrote a story for children. The Fish Who Found the Sea brings this delightful and wise parable to life for a new generation. Presented with new art from award-winning illustrator Khoa Le, here is a story as timely as it is entertaining—sharing a key message about getting into harmony with the flow of life. In this tale of a tail, we meet a fish with a curiously familiar problem—he’s gotten himself so mixed up that he spends all his time chasing himself in circles! Only the Great Sea knows how to help our poor fish get out of the mess he’s created with his own runaway thoughts. Here is a parable that perfectly captures the wit and wisdom that have made Alan Watts a timeless teacher we will never outgrow.

Become what You are

Become what You are
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :132
  • ISBN : 9781570629402
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Summary : In this collection of essays, Watts displays the playfulness of thought and simplicity of language that has made him one of the most popular lecturers and authors on the spiritual traditions of the East. Watts draws on a variety of religious traditions and explores the limits of language in the face of spiritual truth.

Just So

Just So
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-02-25
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN : 9781683642954
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Summary : From the luminary and prophetic Alan Watts, an invitation to embrace pleasure, play, and connection in our ever-evolving world “If you were God,” asked Alan Watts, “what kind of universe would you create? A perfect one free of suffering and drama? Or one filled with surprise and delight?” From the 1950s to the 1970s, Eastern spiritual philosophies sparked in the West profound new ways of perceiving ourselves, the mysteries of reality, and the unfolding destiny of humanity. And through his live gatherings and radio talks, Alan Watts was at the forefront—igniting astonishing insights into who we are and where we're heading. Based on a legendary series of seminars, Just So illuminates three fascinating domains: money versus real wealth, the spirituality of a deeper materialism, and how technology and spirituality are both guiding us to ever greater interconnection in the universe that we find ourselves in. Along the way, readers will explore many other themes, at turns humorous, prescient, and more relevant today than ever. What unfolds is a liberating view of humanity that arises from possibility and the unpredictable—perfect and “just so,” not in spite of its messy imperfections, but because of them. Book highlights: 1. Going With - Theology and the Laws of Nature - Thinking Makes It So - Everything Is Context - Going With - What We Mean by Intelligence - Ecological Awareness - Of Gods and Puppets 2. Civilizing Technology - The Problem of Abstractions - We Need a New Analogy - Working with the Field of Forces - Trust - Synergy and the One World Town - Privacy, Artificiality, and the Self - Groups and Crowds 3. Money and Materialism - The Material Is the Spiritual - Money and the Good Life - True Materialism - Wiggles, Seriousness, and the Fear of Pleasure - The Failure of Money and Technology - The Problem of Guilt 4. In Praise of Swinging - Rigidity and Identity - Now Is Where the World Begins - Are We Going to Make It? - Polarization and Contrast - No Escape 5. What Is So of Itself - Spontaneity and the Unborn Mind - Relaxation, Religion, and Rituals - Saving the World

The Book; on the Taboo Against Knowing who You are

The Book; on the Taboo Against Knowing who You are
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1966
  • Total pages :146
  • ISBN : UOM:39015000238967
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Summary : Essays on the nature of self.

Out of Your Mind

Out of Your Mind
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-03-01
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 9781622037537
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Summary : In order to come to your senses, Alan Watts often said, you sometimes need to go out of your mind. Perhaps more than any other teacher in the West, this celebrated author, former Anglican priest, and self-described spiritual entertainer was responsible for igniting the passion of countless wisdom seekers to the spiritual and philosophical delights of India, China, and Japan. With Out of Your Mind, you are invited to immerse yourself in six of this legendary thinker's most engaging teachings on how to break through the limits of the rational mind and expand your awareness and appreciation for the great game unfolding all around us. Distilled from Alan Watts’s pinnacle lectures, Out of Your Mind brings you an inspiring new resource that captures the true scope of this brilliant teacher in action. For those both new and familiar with Watts, this book invites us to delve into his favorite pathways out of the trap of conventional awareness, including: • The art of the “controlled accident”—what happens when you stop taking your life so seriously and start enjoying it with complete sincerity • How we come to believe “the myth of myself”—that we are skin-encapsulated egos separate from the world around us—and how to transcend that illusion • Why we must fully embrace chaos and the void to find our deepest purpose • Unconventional and refreshing insights into the deeper principles of Buddhism, Hinduism, Western philosophy, Christianity, and much more

Eastern Wisdom, Modern Life

Eastern Wisdom, Modern Life
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-02-08
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9781577319221
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Summary : Alan Watts introduced millions of Western readers to Zen and other Eastern philosophies. But he is also recognized as a brilliant commentator on Judeo-Christian traditions, as well as a celebrity philosopher who exemplified the ideas — and lifestyle — of the 1960s counterculture. In this compilation of controversial lectures that Watts delivered at American universities throughout the sixties, he challenges readers to reevaluate Western culture's most hallowed constructs. Watts treads the familiar ground of interpreting Eastern traditions, but he also covers new territory, exploring the counterculture's basis in the ancient tribal and shamanic cultures of Asia, Siberia, and the Americas. In the process, he addresses some of the era's most important questions: What is the nature of reality? How does an individual's relationship to society affect this reality? Filled with Watts's playful, provocative style, the talks show the remarkable scope of a philosopher at his prime, exploring and defining the sixties counterculture as only Alan Watts could.

This Is It

This Is It
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-09-28
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9780307784322
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Summary : Six revolutionary essays from "the perfect guide for a course correction in life, away from materialism and its empty promise" (Deepak Chopra), exploring the relationship between spiritual experience and ordinary life—and the need for them to coexist within each of us. With essays on “cosmic consciousness” (including Alan Watts’ account of his own ventures into this inward realm); the paradoxes of self-consciousness; LSD and consciousness; and the false opposition of spirit and matter, This Is It and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience is a truly mind-opening collection.

Cloud-hidden, Whereabouts Unknown

Cloud-hidden, Whereabouts Unknown
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-10-19
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780307807861
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Summary : Over the course of nineteen essays, Alan Watts ("a spiritual polymatch, the first and possibly greatest" —Deepak Chopra) ruminates on the philosophy of nature, ecology, aesthetics, religion, and metaphysics. Assembled in the form of a “mountain journal,” written during a retreat in the foothills of Mount Tamalpais, CA, Cloud-Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown is Watts’s meditation on the art of feeling out and following the watercourse way of nature, known in Chinese as the Tao. Embracing a form of contemplative meditation that allows us to stop analyzing our experiences and start living in to them, the book explores themes such as the natural world, established religion, race relations, karma and reincarnation, astrology and tantric yoga, the nature of ecstasy, and much more.

Still the Mind

Still the Mind
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-10-05
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 1577313291
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Summary : Mark Watts compiled this book from his father's extensive journals and audiotapes of famous lectures he delivered in his later years across the country. In three parts, Alan Watts explains the basic philosophy of meditation, how individuals can practice a variety of meditations, and how inner wisdom grows naturally.

The Wisdom of Insecurity

The Wisdom of Insecurity
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-11-16
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9780307809865
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Summary : "The perfect guide for a course correction in life, away from materialism and its empty promise" (Deepak Chopra), The Wisdom of Insecurity shows us how—in an age of unprecedented anxiety—we must embrace the present and live fully in the now in order to live a fulfilling life. Spending all our time trying to anticipate and plan for the future and to lamenting the past, we forget to embrace the here and now. We are so concerned with tomorrow that we forget to enjoy today. Drawing from Eastern philosophy and religion, Alan Watts shows that it is only by acknowledging what we do not—and cannot—know that we can learn anything truly worth knowing. “Perhaps the foremost interpreter of Eastern disciplines for the contemporary West, Watts had the rare gift of ‘writing beautifully the unwritable.’” —Los Angeles Times

Nature, Man and Woman

Nature, Man and Woman
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-07-11
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780307822987
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Summary : Philosopher Alan Watts ("a spiritual polymatch, the first and possibly greatest"—Deepak Chopra) reexamines humanity’s place in the natural world—and the relation between body and spirit—in the light of Chinese Taoism. Western thought and culture have coalesced around a series of constructed ideas—that human beings stand separate from a nature that must be controlled; that the mind is somehow superior to the body; that all sexuality entails a seduction—that in some way underlie our exploitation of the earth, our distrust of emotion, and our loneliness and reluctance to love. Here, Watts fundamentally challenges these assumptions, drawing on the precepts of Taoism to present an alternative vision of man and the universe—one in which the distinctions between self and other, spirit and matter give way to a more holistic way of seeing.

The Book

The Book
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1971
  • Total pages :150
  • ISBN : OCLC:474664424
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Behold the Spirit

Behold the Spirit
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-04-06
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9780307784339
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Summary : A timeless argument for the place of mystical religion in today’s world, from "the perfect guide for a course correction in life" (Deepak Chopra). Drawing on his experiences as a former priest, Watts skillfully explains how the intuition of Eastern religion—Zen Buddhism, in particular—can be incorporated into the doctrines of Western Christianity, allowing people of all creeds to enjoy a deeper, more meaningful relationship with the spiritual in our present troubled times.

In My Own Way

In My Own Way
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-02-09
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 1577319931
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Summary : In this new edition of his acclaimed autobiography — long out of print and rare until now — Alan Watts tracks his spiritual and philosophical evolution. A child of religious conservatives in rural England, he went on to become a freewheeling spiritual teacher who challenged Westerners to defy convention and think for themselves. Watts's portrait of himself shows that he was a philosophical renegade from early on in his intellectual life. Self-taught in many areas, he came to Buddhism through the teachings of Christmas Humphreys and D. T. Suzuki. Told in a nonlinear style, In My Own Way combines Watts's brand of unconventional philosophy with wry observations on Western culture and often hilarious accounts of gurus, celebrities, and psychedelic drug experiences. A charming foreword by Watts's father sets the tone of this warm, funny, and beautifully written story. Watts encouraged readers to “follow your own weird” — something he always did himself, as this remarkable account of his life shows.

The Collected Letters of Alan Watts

The Collected Letters of Alan Watts
  • Author : Alan Watts,Anne Watts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-12-11
  • Total pages :632
  • ISBN : 9781608686087
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Summary : Philosopher, author, and lecturer Alan Watts (1915–1973) popularized Zen Buddhism and other Eastern philosophies for the counterculture of the 1960s. Today, new generations are finding his writings and lectures online, while faithful followers worldwide continue to be enlightened by his teachings. The Collected Letters of Alan Watts reveals the remarkable arc of Watts's colorful and controversial life, from his school days in England to his priesthood in the Anglican Church as chaplain of Northwestern University to his alternative lifestyle and experimentation with LSD in the heyday of the late sixties. His engaging letters cover a vast range of subject matter, with recipients ranging from High Church clergy to high priests of psychedelics, government officials, publishers, critics, family, and fans. They include C. G. Jung, Henry Miller, Gary Snyder, Aldous Huxley, Reinhold Niebuhr, Timothy Leary, Joseph Campbell, and James Hillman. Watts’s letters were curated by two of his daughters, Joan Watts and Anne Watts, who have added rich, behind-the-scenes biographical commentary. Edited by Joan Watts & Anne Watts