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alan w watts

  • Six revolutionary essays 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...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2011
  • Just as groundbreaking today as it was when it first appeared, Behold the Spirit is philosopher Alan Watts?s timeless argument for the place of mystical religion in today?s world. 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...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2011
  • The Way of Zen begins as a succinct guide through the histories of Buddhism and Taoism leading up to the development of Zen Buddhism, which drew deeply from both traditions. It then goes on to paint a broad but insightful picture of Zen as it was and is practiced, both as a religion and as an element of diverse East Asian arts and disciplines. Watts's...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2011
  • 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. 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?...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2011
  • Over the course of nineteen essays, Alan Watts 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...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2011
  • An exploration of man's quest for psychological security and spiritual certainty in religion and philosophy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2011
  • In Nature, Man and Woman, philosopher Alan Watts 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...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2012
  • In one of his most provocative books, a philosopher known for his writings and teachings about mysticism and Eastern philosophy confronts the nitty-gritty problems of economics, as well as many other topics.

    Publisher : New World Library
    published : 2010
  • The Joyous Cosmology is both a riveting memoir of Watts?s personal experiments and a profound meditation on the nature of existence and the existence of the sacred.

    Publisher : New World Library
    published : 2013
  • "Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal. For the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet it exists forever. . . . You may believe yourself out of harmony with life and its eternal Now; but you cannot be, for you are life and exist Now."?from Become What You Are...

    Publisher : Shambhala
    published : 2003
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