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This Is It, and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience
     

This Is It, and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience

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by Alan W. Watts
 

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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

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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 of spirit and matter, This Is It and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience is a truly mind-opening collection.

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“Perhaps the foremost interpreter of Eastern disciplines for the contemporary West, Watts had the rare gift of ‘writing beautifully the unwritable.’” —Los Angeles Times

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ISBN-13:
9780394719047
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1973
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
159,898
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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This Is It, and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haunted &#8251 Spirit- If I hadn't come across you I would remain a non rper <p> Dark Shine- All the Amazing things you've done <p> Far North- You made me go into writing <p> Rpers- You made me feel at home <p> Starrday- For being someone my age <p> All yah Awesome rpers- THANK YOU <p> Cont next res
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not much, just the old ones. <p> Dark Shine <br> Black Skies <br> Aeta <br> Omega <br> Ruined <p> As to the ones I heard and know and saw, that is waaaay too many. At least too much to list. <p> ~Haunted &#8251 Spirit
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Life changing
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