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If you're going to read just one book by Alan Watts ...
    #11335967 - 10/28/09 02:25 AM (8 years, 9 months ago)

I highly recommend This Is It, and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience.

I've read many of Watts' books and essay collections, including The Joyous Cosmology and The Book; on The Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are ... and of them all, I would most highly recommend This Is It.
The essays in this book were all written in the '50s, before Watts started heavily recycling already-covered themes, and in my opinion this resulted in an attention to clarity not present in later works like The Book.

In This Is It, he approaches the mystical experience and its implications from a wide variety of angles -- discussing it in the context of Zen tradition, LSD experimentation, and not only many things between but some off to the side as well!
Basically, I think it is without question the "broadest" book of Alan Watts' philosophy that I've ever read.

Anyone gonna check it out?
Anyone disagree?
I'm open for conversation. :awesome:

Weedmaster P knows the truth.

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