Become what You are

Become what You are
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1570629404
ISBN 13: 9781570629402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Become what You are Book Review:

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.

The Wisdom of Insecurity

The Wisdom of Insecurity
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-11-16
ISBN 10: 0307809862
ISBN 13: 9780307809865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of Insecurity Book Review:

"The perfect guide for a course correction in life, away from materialism and its empty promise" (Deepak Chopra), The Wisdom of Insecurity shows us how—in an age of unprecedented anxiety—we must embrace the present and live fully in the now in order to live a fulfilling life. Spending all our time trying to anticipate and plan for the future and to lamenting the past, we forget to embrace the here and now. We are so concerned with tomorrow that we forget to enjoy today. Drawing from Eastern philosophy and religion, Alan Watts shows that it is only by acknowledging what we do not—and cannot—know that we can learn anything truly worth knowing. “Perhaps the foremost interpreter of Eastern disciplines for the contemporary West, Watts had the rare gift of ‘writing beautifully the unwritable.’” —Los Angeles Times

The Book

The Book
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2011-09-28
ISBN 10: 0307807878
ISBN 13: 9780307807878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Book Review:

A revelatory primer on what it means to be human, from "the perfect guide for a course correction in life" (Deepak Chopra)—and a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence. At the root of human conflict is our fundamental misunderstanding of who we are. The illusion that we are isolated beings, unconnected to the rest of the universe, has led us to view the “outside” world with hostility, and has fueled our misuse of technology and our violent and hostile subjugation of the natural world. To help us understand that the self is in fact the root and ground of the universe, Watts has crafted a revelatory primer on what it means to be human—and a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence. In The Book, Alan Watts provides us with a much-needed answer to the problem of personal identity, distilling and adapting the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta.

Nature Man and Woman

Nature  Man and Woman
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-07-11
ISBN 10: 0307822982
ISBN 13: 9780307822987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature Man and Woman Book Review:

Philosopher Alan Watts ("a spiritual polymatch, the first and possibly greatest"—Deepak Chopra) reexamines humanity’s place in the natural world—and the relation between body and spirit—in the light of Chinese Taoism. Western thought and culture have coalesced around a series of constructed ideas—that human beings stand separate from a nature that must be controlled; that the mind is somehow superior to the body; that all sexuality entails a seduction—that in some way underlie our exploitation of the earth, our distrust of emotion, and our loneliness and reluctance to love. Here, Watts fundamentally challenges these assumptions, drawing on the precepts of Taoism to present an alternative vision of man and the universe—one in which the distinctions between self and other, spirit and matter give way to a more holistic way of seeing.

What Is Tao

What Is Tao
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2010-10-06
ISBN 10: 9781577318163
ISBN 13: 1577318161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Is Tao Book Review:

Alan Watts — noted author and respected authority on Far Eastern thought — studied Taoism extensively, and in his final years moved to a quiet cabin in the mountains and dedicated himself almost exclusively to meditating and writing on the Tao. This new book gives us an opportunity to not only understand the concept of the Tao but to experience the Tao as a personal practice of liberation from the limitations imposed by the common beliefs within our culture. The philosophy of the Tao offers a way to understand the value of ourselves as free-willed individuals enfolded within the ever-changing patterns of nature. The path of the Tao is perhaps the most puzzling way of liberation to come to us from the Far East in the last century. It is both practical and esoteric, and it has a surprisingly comfortable quality of thought that is often overlooked by Western readers who never venture beyond the unfamiliar quality of the word Tao (pronounced "dow"). But those who do soon discover a way of understanding and living with the world that has profound implications for us today in so-called modern societies. The word Tao means the Way — in the sense of a path, a way to go — but it also means nature, in the sense of one's true nature, and the nature of the universe. Often described as the philosophy of nature, we find the origins of Taoism in the shamanic world of pre-Dynastic China. Living close to the earth, one sees the wisdom of not interfering, and letting things go their way. It is the wisdom of swimming with the current, splitting wood along the grain, and seeking to understand human nature instead of changing it. Every creature finds it's way according to the laws of nature, and each of us has our own inner path — or Tao.

In My Own Way

In My Own Way
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-02-09
ISBN 10: 9781577319931
ISBN 13: 1577319931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In My Own Way Book Review:

In this new edition of his acclaimed autobiography — long out of print and rare until now — Alan Watts tracks his spiritual and philosophical evolution. A child of religious conservatives in rural England, he went on to become a freewheeling spiritual teacher who challenged Westerners to defy convention and think for themselves. Watts's portrait of himself shows that he was a philosophical renegade from early on in his intellectual life. Self-taught in many areas, he came to Buddhism through the teachings of Christmas Humphreys and D. T. Suzuki. Told in a nonlinear style, In My Own Way combines Watts's brand of unconventional philosophy with wry observations on Western culture and often hilarious accounts of gurus, celebrities, and psychedelic drug experiences. A charming foreword by Watts's father sets the tone of this warm, funny, and beautifully written story. Watts encouraged readers to “follow your own weird” — something he always did himself, as this remarkable account of his life shows.

The Collected Letters of Alan Watts

The Collected Letters of Alan Watts
Author: Alan Watts,Anne Watts
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2018-12-11
ISBN 10: 1608686086
ISBN 13: 9781608686087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collected Letters of Alan Watts Book Review:

Philosopher, author, and lecturer Alan Watts (1915–1973) popularized Zen Buddhism and other Eastern philosophies for the counterculture of the 1960s. Today, new generations are finding his writings and lectures online, while faithful followers worldwide continue to be enlightened by his teachings. The Collected Letters of Alan Watts reveals the remarkable arc of Watts's colorful and controversial life, from his school days in England to his priesthood in the Anglican Church as chaplain of Northwestern University to his alternative lifestyle and experimentation with LSD in the heyday of the late sixties. His engaging letters cover a vast range of subject matter, with recipients ranging from High Church clergy to high priests of psychedelics, government officials, publishers, critics, family, and fans. They include C. G. Jung, Henry Miller, Gary Snyder, Aldous Huxley, Reinhold Niebuhr, Timothy Leary, Joseph Campbell, and James Hillman. Watts’s letters were curated by two of his daughters, Joan Watts and Anne Watts, who have added rich, behind-the-scenes biographical commentary. Edited by Joan Watts & Anne Watts

Behold the Spirit

Behold the Spirit
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-04-06
ISBN 10: 0307784339
ISBN 13: 9780307784339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behold the Spirit Book Review:

A timeless argument for the place of mystical religion in today’s world, from "the perfect guide for a course correction in life" (Deepak Chopra). Drawing on his experiences as a former priest, Watts skillfully explains how the intuition of Eastern religion—Zen Buddhism, in particular—can be incorporated into the doctrines of Western Christianity, allowing people of all creeds to enjoy a deeper, more meaningful relationship with the spiritual in our present troubled times.

Does It Matter

Does It Matter
Author: Alan W. Watts
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2010-09-07
ISBN 10: 9781577318392
ISBN 13: 1577318390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Does It Matter Book Review:

This classic series of essays represents Alan Watts's thinking on the astonishing problems caused by our dysfunctional relationship with the material environment. Here, with characteristic wit, a philosopher best known for his writings and teachings about mysticism and Eastern philosophy gets down to the nitty-gritty problems of economics, technology, clothing, cooking, and housing. Watts argues that we confuse symbol with reality, our ways of describing and measuring the world with the world itself, and thus put ourselves into the absurd situation of preferring money to wealth and eating the menu instead of the dinner. With our attention locked on numbers and concepts, we are increasingly unconscious of nature and of our total dependence on air, water, plants, animals, insects, and bacteria. We have hallucinated the notion that the so-called external world is a cluster of objects separate from ourselves, that we encounter it, that we come into it instead of out of it. Originally published in 1972, Does It Matter? foretells the environmental problems that arise from this mistaken mind-set. Not all of Watts's predictions have come to pass, but his unique insights will change the way you look at the world.

The Way of Zen

The Way of Zen
Author: Alan W Watts
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-07-15
ISBN 10: 1473590876
ISBN 13: 9781473590878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of Zen Book Review:

'The perfect guide for a course correction in life' Deepak Chopra If we open our eyes and see clearly it becomes obvious that there is no other time than this instant An insightful exploration into the origins and history of Zen Buddhism from pioneering Zen scholar Alan Watts. With a rare combination of freshness and lucidity, Watts explores the principles of Zen and how it can revolutionize our daily life.

Taoism

Taoism
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Tuttle Pub
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2001-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780804832649
ISBN 13: 0804832641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taoism Book Review:

Like the other volumes in the acclaimed Love of Wisdom Library from Tuttle, Taoism: Way Beyond Seeking compiles lectures delivered by Alan Watts between 1968 and 1973. Essays include The Philosophy of the Tao, Being in the Way, and Landscape, Soundscape. In Taoism, Watts offers the possibility that an ancient oriental way of being in touch with the true nature of nature might guide a technological culture toward reunification with the rest of the planet.

Tao

Tao
Author: Alan Watts,Al Chung-liang Huang
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 134
Release: 1975
ISBN 10: 9780140192544
ISBN 13: 0140192549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tao Book Review:

The Tao is the way of man's cooperation with the natural course of the natural world, its principles can be found in the flow patterns of water. Alan Watts captures the Spirit of the Tao, the actual experience of that attitude to life. The ancient and timeless Chinese wisdom is medicine for the ills of the West but it cannot be taken as medicine but intellectually swallowed to joyously infuse our being, transforming our individual lives and through them our society. Drawing on ancient and modern sources, Watts treats the Chinese philosophy of Tao in much the same way as he did Zen Buddhism in his classic The Way of Zen. Alan Watts has been described as the best guide to the spirit of the Tao for a western readership. Including an introduction to the Chinese culture that is the foundation of the Tao this is one of Alan Watts' best-loved works.

The 90 Day Novel

The 90 Day Novel
Author: Alan Watt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-10-10
ISBN 10: 9780983141204
ISBN 13: 0983141207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 90 Day Novel Book Review:

"Unlock the story within ... with over 200 new writing exercises"--Cover.

Blindsight

Blindsight
Author: Peter Watts
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2006-10-03
ISBN 10: 9781429955195
ISBN 13: 1429955198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blindsight Book Review:

Blindsight is the Hugo Award–nominated novel by Peter Watts, "a hard science fiction writer through and through and one of the very best alive" (The Globe and Mail). Two months have past since a myriad of alien objects clenched about the Earth, screaming as they burned. The heavens have been silent since—until a derelict space probe hears whispers from a distant comet. Something talks out there: but not to us. Who should we send to meet the alien, when the alien doesn't want to meet? Send a linguist with multiple-personality disorder and a biologist so spliced with machinery that he can't feel his own flesh. Send a pacifist warrior and a vampire recalled from the grave by the voodoo of paleogenetics. Send a man with half his mind gone since childhood. Send them to the edge of the solar system, praying you can trust such freaks and monsters with the fate of a world. You fear they may be more alien than the thing they've been sent to find—but you'd give anything for that to be true, if you knew what was waiting for them. . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Good and Cheap

Good and Cheap
Author: Leanne Brown
Publsiher: Workman Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-07-14
ISBN 10: 0761184171
ISBN 13: 9780761184171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good and Cheap Book Review:

By showing that kitchen skill, and not budget, is the key to great food, Good and Cheap will help you eat well—really well—on the strictest of budgets. Created for people who have to watch every dollar—but particularly those living on the U.S. food stamp allotment of $4.00 a day—Good and Cheap is a cookbook filled with delicious, healthful recipes backed by ideas that will make everyone who uses it a better cook. From Spicy Pulled Pork to Barley Risotto with Peas, and from Chorizo and White Bean Ragù to Vegetable Jambalaya, the more than 100 recipes maximize every ingredient and teach economical cooking methods. There are recipes for breakfasts, soups and salads, lunches, snacks, big batch meals—and even desserts, like crispy, gooey Caramelized Bananas. Plus there are tips on shopping smartly and the minimal equipment needed to cook successfully. And when you buy one, we give one! With every copy of Good and Cheap purchased, the publisher will donate a free copy to a person or family in need. Donated books will be distributed through food charities, nonprofits, and other organizations. You can feel proud that your purchase of this book supports the people who need it most, giving them the tools to make healthy and delicious food. An IACP Cookbook Awards Winner.

Out of Your Mind

Out of Your Mind
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-03-01
ISBN 10: 1622037537
ISBN 13: 9781622037537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Your Mind Book Review:

In order to come to your senses, Alan Watts often said, you sometimes need to go out of your mind. Perhaps more than any other teacher in the West, this celebrated author, former Anglican priest, and self-described spiritual entertainer was responsible for igniting the passion of countless wisdom seekers to the spiritual and philosophical delights of India, China, and Japan. With Out of Your Mind, you are invited to immerse yourself in six of this legendary thinker's most engaging teachings on how to break through the limits of the rational mind and expand your awareness and appreciation for the great game unfolding all around us. Distilled from Alan Watts’s pinnacle lectures, Out of Your Mind brings you an inspiring new resource that captures the true scope of this brilliant teacher in action. For those both new and familiar with Watts, this book invites us to delve into his favorite pathways out of the trap of conventional awareness, including: • The art of the “controlled accident”—what happens when you stop taking your life so seriously and start enjoying it with complete sincerity • How we come to believe “the myth of myself”—that we are skin-encapsulated egos separate from the world around us—and how to transcend that illusion • Why we must fully embrace chaos and the void to find our deepest purpose • Unconventional and refreshing insights into the deeper principles of Buddhism, Hinduism, Western philosophy, Christianity, and much more

The Cosmic Drama

The Cosmic Drama
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 63
Release: 1975
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015009385108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cosmic Drama Book Review:

The Way of Liberation

The Way of Liberation
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Weatherhill, Incorporated
Total Pages: 98
Release: 1983
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015015213948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of Liberation Book Review:

Alan Watts helped shape the thinking of a generation through his efforts to introduce and interpret Asian wisdom in the West. This collection of essays and lectures spans his career, from his first essay on Zen Buddhism in 1955 to his final seminar, given only weeks before he died in 1973. The last essay The Practice of Meditation is written and illustrated in his own hand.

The Way of Chuang Tz

The Way of Chuang Tz
Author: Chuang-tzu,Zhuangzi,Zhou Zhuang,Thomas Merton
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1965
ISBN 10: 9780811201032
ISBN 13: 0811201031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of Chuang Tz Book Review:

Free renderings of selections from the works of Chuang-tzŭ, taken from various translations.

Beyond Theology

Beyond Theology
Author: Alan W. Watts
Publsiher: Dalcassian Publishing Company
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1964
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Theology Book Review: