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This Is It, and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience (Paperback)

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Item #: 3026836
    The six essays in this volume all deal with the relationship of mystical experience to ordinary life. The title essay on "cosmic consciousness" includes the author's account of his own ventures into this inward realm. "Instinct, Intelligence, and Anxie......more
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The six essays in this volume all deal with the relationship of mystical experience to ordinary life. The title essay on "cosmic consciousness" includes the author's account of his own ventures into this inward realm. "Instinct, Intelligence, and Anxiety" is a study of the paradoxes of self-consciousness; "Spiritually and Sensuality," a lively discussion of the false opposition of spirit and matter; and "The New Alchemy," a balanced account of states of consciousness akin to spiritual experience induced by the aid of lysergic acid. The collection also includes the text of Watts' celebrated pamphlet, "Beat Zen, Square Zen, and Zen."

Author:
Watts, Alan Wilson
Genre:
PHILOSOPHY / General
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
158
Language:
English
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Publish Date:
04/01/1973
ISBN:
9780394719047
Height:
7.25 in
Wdth:
4.25 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.2 lb
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