About the Author
Alan Watts (1915-1973) was a British philosopher, writer, and student of comparative religion best known for interpreting and popularizing Asian philosophies in the West. He authored more than 25 books, including The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are (Vintage, 1989).
Alan Watts, a self-described "entertainer" or "stand-up philosopher," is well known for the more than two dozen books he wrote about Eastern wisdom traditions. But Watts was also a prolific and effective public speaker, and this production presents more than 12 hours of talks he gave on subjects such as spiritual seeking, Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Daoism, and more. The recordings present the spontaneous and truculent sides of Watts and are a wonderful group of lectures for all those interested in these topics. While they don't form a coherent group around a single theme, they do fit together, presenting Watts's worldview and providing insights into the subjects he presented. K.M. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine