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    Alan W. Watts, who held both a master’s degree in theology and a doctorate of divinity, is best remembered as an interpreter of Zen Buddhism in particular, and of Indian and Chinese philosophy in general. Standing apart, however, from sectarian membership, he has earned the reputation of being one of the most original and “unrutted” philosophers of the twentieth century. Watts was the author of some twenty books on the philosophy and psychology of religion that have been published in many languages throughout the world, including the bestselling The Way of Zen. An avid lecturer, Watts appeared regularly on the radio and hosted the popular television series,Eastern Wisdom and Modern Life,in the 1960s. He died in 1973.
    In six revolutionary essays, philosopher Alan Watts explores 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 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.


    ISBN 9780394719047
    Genre PHILOSOPHY / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 158
    Publisher Date 1973-04-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Vintage Books
    Height 7.25 in
    Wdth 4.25 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.2 lb
    Language English
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Watts, Alan Wilson

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