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This Is It: and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience [Paperback]

Item : This Is It: and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience [Paperback]
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Author Author : Watts, Alan W.
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0394719042
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780394719047
Publisher Publisher : Vintage
Pages Pages : 160
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100018200

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.Preface

1.)  This Is IT
2.)  Instinct, Intelligence, and Anxiety
3.)  Zen and the Problem of Control
4.)  Beat Zen, Square Zen, and Zen
5.)  Spirituality and Sensuality
6.)  The New Alchemy

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

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