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Mar 12, 1973
| ISBN 9780394719047
Sep 28, 2011
| ISBN 9780307784322
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Mar 12, 1973 | ISBN 9780394719047
Sep 28, 2011 | ISBN 9780307784322
Six revolutionary essays from “the perfect guide for a course correction in life, away from materialism and its empty promise” (Deepak Chopra), 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.
The philosopher ALAN WATTS (1915‒1973) is best known for popularizing Zen Buddhism in the United States and Europe. During his lifetime he wrote more than twenty-five books, including the bestsellers The Way of Zen and The Wisdom of Insecurity. Born in England, Watts immigrated to… More about Alan Watts
“Perhaps the foremost interpreter of Eastern disciplines for the contemporary West, Watts had the rare gift of ‘writing beautifully the unwritable.’” —Los Angeles Times
Preface1.) This Is IT2.) Instinct, Intelligence, and Anxiety3.) Zen and the Problem of Control4.) Beat Zen, Square Zen, and Zen5.) Spirituality and Sensuality6.) The New AlchemyBibliography
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