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Offlinejono
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The Book : - Alan Watts - whos read it??
    #2758372 - 06/02/04 10:38 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Ive nearly finished reading 'The Book : On the Taboo Against Knowing who you are' by Alan Watts, and I have to say that its been a fanatastic and thought provoking piece of material. Even if you dont agree with Watts message, his writing style is almost like poetry. Quite a shame that he died long before I was even born, because I feel that it would have been quite an experience to see him talk in person.

Anyway before I ramble on anymore, I just wanted to know if anyone else here had read this particular book, if they had any thoughts on it??

I must say, being as fixated on the problem of personal identity as I am, that I cant get enough of material such as this.

Jono


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Re: The Book : - Alan Watts - whos read it?? [Re: jono]
    #2760305 - 06/03/04 12:17 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

an excellent book, indeed...

if you liked that one, for sure check out his:

nature, man & woman

and

the joyous cosmology


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Re: The Book : - Alan Watts - whos read it?? [Re: jono]
    #2761074 - 06/03/04 06:34 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I enjoyed it as well (allthough for some reason after reading it twice in the last four years I can't remember anything from it). Check out 'The Wisdom Of Insecurity' too.


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Re: The Book : - Alan Watts - whos read it?? [Re: Source]
    #2761183 - 06/03/04 08:41 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Funny you guys should mention those other two books, I ordered them from Amazon.com at the same time that I ordered The Book. Infact I ordered 6 Alan Watts Books in total!!! Ill read the ones you've recommended next, thanks!


I find each time I read 'The Book' just through the thoughts that it provokes, I can end up in a mildly altered state of conciousness, not too disimilar to a small amount of LSD. Has anyone else noticed this phenomenon or am I just crazy??

Jono,


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Re: The Book : - Alan Watts - whos read it?? [Re: jono]
    #2761943 - 06/04/04 01:17 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

jono said:Quite a shame that he died long before I was even born, because I feel that it would have been quite an experience to see him talk in person.

Anyway before I ramble on anymore, I just wanted to know if anyone else here had read this particular book, if they had any thoughts on it??
Jono



Yeah, I would've like to have shared a drink or two with him...


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Re: The Book : - Alan Watts - whos read it?? [Re: jono]
    #2762029 - 06/04/04 01:49 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

ooooh i remmeber reading that at a point in my life.
interestttgin
ehh


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