The Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

The Book


  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679723004


The Book Book Description :

A witty attack on the illusion that the self is a separate ego that confronts a universe of alien physical objects.

The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are


  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher : Souvenir Press
  • Release Date : 2011-03-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780285640122


The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are Book Description :

We are therefore in urgent need of a sense of our own existence, which is in accord with the physical facts and which over comes our feeling of alienation from the universe. In The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are, Alan Watts asks what causes the illusion of the self as a separate ego, housed in a bag of skin, which confronts a universe of physical objects that are alien to it. Rather, a person's identity (their ego) binds them to the physical universe, creating a relationship with their environment and other people. The separation of the self and the physical world leads to the misuse of technology and the attempt to violently subjugate man's natural environment, leading to its destruction. Explaining man's role in the universe as a unique expression of the total universe, and interdependent on it, Alan Watts offers a new understanding of personal identity. It reveals the mystery of existence, presenting an alternative to the feelings of alienation that are so prevalent in Western society, and a vision of how we can come to understand the cosmic self that is within every living thing. The foremost Western expert on Eastern thought, Alan Watts urges against the idea that we are separate from the world. Nowhere is this idea more apparent than in the concept of cultural taboos. The biggest taboo of all is knowing who we really are behind the mask of our self as presented to the world. Through our focus on ourselves and the world as it affects us, we have developed narrowed perception. Alan Watts tells us how to open our eyes and see ourselves not as coming into the world but from it. Alan Watts takes us through our daily lives, explaining how our goal-oriented selves leave something missing. In tackling technology and consumerism from the 1960s, Alan Watts demonstrates ways of thinking that have become increasingly urgent in the time since The Book was first published. In our increasingly adversarial times, The Book offers a way out of conflict by reckon

The Book

The Book


  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher : Souvenir Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Self
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 028563853X


The Book Book Description :

Self Help.

Ego

Ego


  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre: Ego (Psychology)
  • Pages : 63
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X000301649


Ego Book Description :

The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing who You are
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing who You are


  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher : Jonathan Cape
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre: Philosophical anthropology
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X030126167


The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing who You are Book Description :

A witty attack on the illusion that the self is a separate ego that confronts a universe of alien physical objects. "From the Trade Paperback edition."

The Book

The Book


  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1971
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:474664424


The Book Book Description :

Eastern Wisdom  Modern Life

Eastern Wisdom Modern Life


  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2011-02-08
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781577319221


Eastern Wisdom Modern Life Book Description :

Alan Watts introduced millions of Western readers to Zen and other Eastern philosophies. But he is also recognized as a brilliant commentator on Judeo-Christian traditions, as well as a celebrity philosopher who exemplified the ideas — and lifestyle — of the 1960s counterculture. In this compilation of controversial lectures that Watts delivered at American universities throughout the sixties, he challenges readers to reevaluate Western culture's most hallowed constructs. Watts treads the familiar ground of interpreting Eastern traditions, but he also covers new territory, exploring the counterculture's basis in the ancient tribal and shamanic cultures of Asia, Siberia, and the Americas. In the process, he addresses some of the era's most important questions: What is the nature of reality? How does an individual's relationship to society affect this reality? Filled with Watts's playful, provocative style, the talks show the remarkable scope of a philosopher at his prime, exploring and defining the sixties counterculture as only Alan Watts could.

The Book

The Book


  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1966
  • Genre: Self
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : LCCN:66010408


The Book Book Description :

Become what You are
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Become what You are


  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : 9781570629402


Become what You are Book Description :

In this collection of essays, Watts displays the playfulness of thought and simplicity of language that has made him one of the most popular lecturers and authors on the spiritual traditions of the East. Watts draws on a variety of religious traditions and explores the limits of language in the face of spiritual truth.

Cloud hidden  Whereabouts Unknown
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Cloud hidden Whereabouts Unknown


  • Author : Alan W. Watts
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-10-19
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307807861


Cloud hidden Whereabouts Unknown Book Description :

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 way of nature, known in Chinese as the Tao. Embracing a form of contemplative meditation that allows us to stop analyzing our experiences and start living in to them, the book explores themes such as the natural world, established religion, race relations, karma and reincarnation, astrology and tantric yoga, the nature of ecstasy, and much more. From the Paperback edition.