About the Author
Alan Watts (1915 1973)
For spiritual seekers of many generations, Alan Watts earned a reputation as one of the most accessible and entertaining interpreters of Eastern philosophy in the West. Beginning at age 16, when he wrote an article for the journal of the Buddhist Lodge in London, Watts would develop an audience of millions who were enriched through his books, recordings, radio broadcasts, and public talks. In all, Alan Watts wrote more than 25 books, including such classics as "The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are" and "This Is It: and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience.""
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