Alan W. Watts (1915-1973) was instrumental in introducing Eastern thought to Western civilization. He held both a master's degree in theology and a doctorate of divinity, and is best known as an interpreter of Indian and Chinese philosophy in general, and Zen Buddhism in particular. He was the author of hundreds of articles on philosophy and religion, and 33 books which have been translated into eleven languages.
Ralph Blum has narrated a host of titles for Macmillan Audio, including Hero with a Thousand Faces, He, She, Zen Practice, and The Book. In describing Ralph's reading of Zen in the Art of Archery, also published by Macmillan Audio, AudioFile magazine declared, "Selecting reader Ralph Blum was a great way to resurrect the ideas in this rich and satisfying book. His academic tone inspires respect and makes the ideas even more intriguing."