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Alan Watts
    #11214185 - 10/09/09 11:47 AM (8 years, 11 days ago)

Forgive me if this in the wrong place.

I want to get into Alan watts but I am unsure which of his books to buy. I figured this community might be able to help me out with that.

I've read "This is It" by him, but nothing else. I've been eyeing "Behold the Spirit," "Become what you are," and "Does it matter?"

Any recommendations on which Alan Watts book would be a good starter/introduction to his thought?


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Re: Alan Watts [Re: ShroomScape]
    #11214189 - 10/09/09 11:49 AM (8 years, 11 days ago)

Try "The Wisdom of Insecurity".


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" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

With much wisdom comes much sorrow,
The more knowledge, the more grief.
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Re: Alan Watts [Re: ShroomScape]
    #11214194 - 10/09/09 11:51 AM (8 years, 11 days ago)

I haven't read any of his books but he was & is great

"The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are"

That one sounds pretty good, Self knowledge is at the heart of what he talks about

:peace:


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Re: Alan Watts [Re: ShroomScape]
    #11214202 - 10/09/09 11:52 AM (8 years, 11 days ago)

I liked "the way of zen". I want to read "psychotherapy east and west", "what is zen?" and "what is tao?". There is a lot of his stuff I don't like.


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Re: Alan Watts [Re: ShroomScape]
    #11214269 - 10/09/09 12:02 PM (8 years, 11 days ago)

'Read'? Who reads anymore?

Alan Watts - This Is It


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Re: Alan Watts [Re: Middleman]
    #11214332 - 10/09/09 12:18 PM (8 years, 11 days ago)

I do and I prefer it. I seem to be able to focus better and it's easy to stop and think about something and then move on. And if I always like the voice I hear.


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" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

With much wisdom comes much sorrow,
The more knowledge, the more grief.
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Re: Alan Watts [Re: Icelander]
    #11214823 - 10/09/09 01:51 PM (8 years, 10 days ago)

Quote:

Icelander said:
I do and I prefer it. I seem to be able to focus better and it's easy to stop and think about something




For real, especially when dealing with this kind of subject matter

If your reading the words of a Sage you only need to find the one sentence that grabs you...ifits left on the page its useless, most books just stay on the page

:peace:


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Re: Alan Watts [Re: Chronic7]
    #11214873 - 10/09/09 01:58 PM (8 years, 10 days ago)

There is a treasure chest of lectures and audio of him online, just gotta research it


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Re: Alan Watts [Re: mantis90]
    #11214883 - 10/09/09 02:01 PM (8 years, 10 days ago)

The guy in your avvy.... id've been pissed at my guru giving me that name

RammedAss

Damn...

:peace:


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Re: Alan Watts [Re: mantis90]
    #11214892 - 10/09/09 02:02 PM (8 years, 10 days ago)

diydharma.org

Tons of great audio tracks on this site, including Alan Watts.


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Re: Alan Watts [Re: Chronic7]
    #11215249 - 10/09/09 02:57 PM (8 years, 10 days ago)

Quote:

Chronic777 said:
The guy in your avvy.... id've been pissed at my guru giving me that name

RammedAss

Damn...

:peace:





Hmmm...  RammedAss = 'servent of God'

Yikes.:uhoh:


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Re: Alan Watts [Re: TheBalance]
    #11215348 - 10/09/09 03:12 PM (8 years, 10 days ago)

Quote:

TheBalance said:
Quote:

Chronic777 said:
The guy in your avvy.... id've been pissed at my guru giving me that name

RammedAss

Damn...

:peace:




RammedAss = 'servent of God'

Hmmm... 

Yikes.:uhoh:




If you go to catholic school run by monks they certainly tell you that

RammedAss = 'servent of God'

I shouldnt joke really, last week a monk from my old school got thrown in jail for molesting young boys...

:peace:


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Re: Alan Watts [Re: Chronic7]
    #11215355 - 10/09/09 03:13 PM (8 years, 10 days ago)

Ram Dass likes Rammedass.


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Re: Alan Watts [Re: Chronic7]
    #11215381 - 10/09/09 03:17 PM (8 years, 10 days ago)

Quote:

Chronic777 said:
Quote:

TheBalance said:
Quote:

Chronic777 said:
The guy in your avvy.... id've been pissed at my guru giving me that name

RammedAss

Damn...

:peace:




RammedAss = 'servent of God'

Hmmm... 

Yikes.:uhoh:




If you go to catholic school run by monks they certainly tell you that

RammedAss = 'servent of God'

I shouldnt joke really, last week a monk from my old school got thrown in jail for molesting young boys...

:peace:




Eeesh...!!  Last year, last month, last week...  This reoccurring pattern is...  Ah, whats the word?  A bummer.:thumbdown:


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Re: Alan Watts [Re: Sleepwalker]
    #11215404 - 10/09/09 03:19 PM (8 years, 10 days ago)

Quote:

Oweyervishice said:
diydharma.org

Tons of great audio tracks on this site, including Alan Watts.




Thanks for the link. This looks extremely valuable.


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Re: Alan Watts [Re: Chronic7]
    #11223079 - 10/10/09 10:19 PM (8 years, 9 days ago)

Quote:

Chronic777 said:
The guy in your avvy.... id've been pissed at my guru giving me that name

RammedAss

Damn...

:peace:



Its ironic because he was bisexual
He was a great person though


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Re: Alan Watts [Re: ShroomScape]
    #11225125 - 10/11/09 07:43 AM (8 years, 9 days ago)

His book Om: Creative Meditations was one I enjoyed.


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