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The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are Book
Author : Alan Watts
Publisher : Souvenir Press
Release : 2011-03-01
ISBN : 0285640127
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Book On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are explores an unrecognised but mighty taboo - our tacit conspiracy to ignore who, or what, we really are. Alan Watts, key thinker of Western Zen Buddhism, explains how to reconsider our relationship with the world. We are in urgent need of a sense of our own existence, which is in accord with the physical facts and which overcomes our feeling of alienation from the universe. In The Book On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are, Alan Watts asks what causes the illusion of the self as a separate ego which confronts a universe of physical objects that are alien to it. Rather, a person's identity binds them to the physical universe, creating a relationship with their environment and other people. The separation of the self and the physical world leads to the misuse of technology and the attempt to violently subjugate man's natural environment, leading to its destruction. Watts urges against the idea that we are separate from the world. Nowhere is this idea more apparent than in the concept of cultural taboos. The biggest taboo of all is knowing who we really are behind the mask of our self as presented to the world. Through our focus on ourselves and the world as it affects us, we have developed narrowed perception. Alan Watts tells us how to open our eyes and see ourselves not as coming into the world but from it. In understanding the individual's real place in the universe, Watts presents a critique of Western culture and a healing alternative.

The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing who You are

The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing who You are Book
Author : Alan W. Watts
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1969
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Book

The Book Book
Author : A. W. Watts
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1969
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Book book written by A. W. Watts, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Die Illusion des Ich

Die Illusion des Ich Book
Author : Alan Watts
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9783442217175
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Book

The Book Book
Author : Alan Watts
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1966
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Essays on the nature of self.

Out of Your Mind

Out of Your Mind Book
Author : Alan Watts
Publisher : Souvenir Press
Release : 2018-03-01
ISBN : 0285644092
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In order to come to your senses, Alan Watts often said, you sometimes need to go out of your mind. Out of Your Mind brings readers, for the first time, six of this legendary thinker's most engaging teachings on how to break through the limits of the rational mind. Offering answers to generations of spiritual seekers, Alan Watts is the voice for all who search for an understanding of their identity and role in the world. For those both new and familiar with Watts, this book invites us to delve into his favourite pathways out of the trap of conventional awareness: discover art of the "controlled accident" - what happens when you stop taking your life so seriously and start enjoying it with complete sincerity. Embrace chaos to discover your deepest purpose. How do we come to believe "the myth of myself" - that we are skin-encapsulated egos separate from the world around us-and how to transcend that illusion? Find the miracle that occurs when we stop taking life so seriously.

Just So

Just So Book
Author : Alan Watts
Publisher : Sounds True
Release : 2020-02-25
ISBN : 1683642953
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the luminary and prophetic Alan Watts, an invitation to embrace pleasure, play, and connection in our ever-evolving world “If you were God,” asked Alan Watts, “what kind of universe would you create? A perfect one free of suffering and drama? Or one filled with surprise and delight?” From the 1950s to the 1970s, Eastern spiritual philosophies sparked in the West profound new ways of perceiving ourselves, the mysteries of reality, and the unfolding destiny of humanity. And through his live gatherings and radio talks, Alan Watts was at the forefront—igniting astonishing insights into who we are and where we're heading. Based on a legendary series of seminars, Just So illuminates three fascinating domains: money versus real wealth, the spirituality of a deeper materialism, and how technology and spirituality are both guiding us to ever greater interconnection in the universe that we find ourselves in. Along the way, readers will explore many other themes, at turns humorous, prescient, and more relevant today than ever. What unfolds is a liberating view of humanity that arises from possibility and the unpredictable—perfect and “just so,” not in spite of its messy imperfections, but because of them. Book highlights: 1. Going With - Theology and the Laws of Nature - Thinking Makes It So - Everything Is Context - Going With - What We Mean by Intelligence - Ecological Awareness - Of Gods and Puppets 2. Civilizing Technology - The Problem of Abstractions - We Need a New Analogy - Working with the Field of Forces - Trust - Synergy and the One World Town - Privacy, Artificiality, and the Self - Groups and Crowds 3. Money and Materialism - The Material Is the Spiritual - Money and the Good Life - True Materialism - Wiggles, Seriousness, and the Fear of Pleasure - The Failure of Money and Technology - The Problem of Guilt 4. In Praise of Swinging - Rigidity and Identity - Now Is Where the World Begins - Are We Going to Make It? - Polarization and Contrast - No Escape 5. What Is So of Itself - Spontaneity and the Unborn Mind - Relaxation, Religion, and Rituals - Saving the World

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Die Illusion des Ich  The book on the taboo against knowing who you are  dt   Westl  Wiss  u  Zivilisation in d  Krise  Versuch e  Neuorientireung Book
Author : Alan Wilson Watts
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1980
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Still the Mind

Still the Mind Book
Author : Alan Watts
Publisher : New World Library
Release : 2010-10-05
ISBN : 9781577313298
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mark Watts compiled this book from his father's extensive journals and audiotapes of famous lectures he delivered in his later years across the country. In three parts, Alan Watts explains the basic philosophy of meditation, how individuals can practice a variety of meditations, and how inner wisdom grows naturally.

In My Own Way

In My Own Way Book
Author : Alan Watts
Publisher : New World Library
Release : 2011-02-09
ISBN : 9781577319931
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this new edition of his acclaimed autobiography — long out of print and rare until now — Alan Watts tracks his spiritual and philosophical evolution. A child of religious conservatives in rural England, he went on to become a freewheeling spiritual teacher who challenged Westerners to defy convention and think for themselves. Watts's portrait of himself shows that he was a philosophical renegade from early on in his intellectual life. Self-taught in many areas, he came to Buddhism through the teachings of Christmas Humphreys and D. T. Suzuki. Told in a nonlinear style, In My Own Way combines Watts's brand of unconventional philosophy with wry observations on Western culture and often hilarious accounts of gurus, celebrities, and psychedelic drug experiences. A charming foreword by Watts's father sets the tone of this warm, funny, and beautifully written story. Watts encouraged readers to “follow your own weird” — something he always did himself, as this remarkable account of his life shows.

The Fish Who Found the Sea

The Fish Who Found the Sea Book
Author : Alan Watts
Publisher : Sounds True
Release : 2020-07-14
ISBN : 1683642902
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A rediscovered treasure for a new generation: the first and only story for children ever written by Alan Watts. Alan Watts, beloved for bringing a childlike wonder to the spiritual journey, once wrote a story for children. The Fish Who Found the Sea brings this delightful and wise parable to life for a new generation. Presented with new art from award-winning illustrator Khoa Le, here is a story as timely as it is entertaining—sharing a key message about getting into harmony with the flow of life. In this tale of a tail, we meet a fish with a curiously familiar problem—he’s gotten himself so mixed up that he spends all his time chasing himself in circles! Only the Great Sea knows how to help our poor fish get out of the mess he’s created with his own runaway thoughts. Here is a parable that perfectly captures the wit and wisdom that have made Alan Watts a timeless teacher we will never outgrow.

Eastern Wisdom Modern Life

Eastern Wisdom  Modern Life Book
Author : Alan Watts
Publisher : New World Library
Release : 2011-02-08
ISBN : 1577319222
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Alan Watts introduced millions of Western readers to Zen and other Eastern philosophies. But he is also recognized as a brilliant commentator on Judeo-Christian traditions, as well as a celebrity philosopher who exemplified the ideas — and lifestyle — of the 1960s counterculture. In this compilation of controversial lectures that Watts delivered at American universities throughout the sixties, he challenges readers to reevaluate Western culture's most hallowed constructs. Watts treads the familiar ground of interpreting Eastern traditions, but he also covers new territory, exploring the counterculture's basis in the ancient tribal and shamanic cultures of Asia, Siberia, and the Americas. In the process, he addresses some of the era's most important questions: What is the nature of reality? How does an individual's relationship to society affect this reality? Filled with Watts's playful, provocative style, the talks show the remarkable scope of a philosopher at his prime, exploring and defining the sixties counterculture as only Alan Watts could.

Frithjof Schuon and the Perennial Philosophy

Frithjof Schuon and the Perennial Philosophy Book
Author : Harry Oldmeadow
Publisher : World Wisdom, Inc
Release : 2010
ISBN : 1935493094
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This introduction to the writings of Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998), the pre-eminent spokesman of the Perennialist or Traditionalist school of comparative religious thought, is the first book to present a comprehensive study of his intellectual and spiritual message. In addition to a clear explanation of Schuon's message of metaphysics and the great religions, Oldmeadow includes an overview of Schuon's paintings and poetry, and insights on prayer and virtue in the spiritual life.

Does It Matter

Does It Matter  Book
Author : Alan W. Watts
Publisher : New World Library
Release : 2010-09-07
ISBN : 9781577318392
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This classic series of essays represents Alan Watts's thinking on the astonishing problems caused by our dysfunctional relationship with the material environment. Here, with characteristic wit, a philosopher best known for his writings and teachings about mysticism and Eastern philosophy gets down to the nitty-gritty problems of economics, technology, clothing, cooking, and housing. Watts argues that we confuse symbol with reality, our ways of describing and measuring the world with the world itself, and thus put ourselves into the absurd situation of preferring money to wealth and eating the menu instead of the dinner. With our attention locked on numbers and concepts, we are increasingly unconscious of nature and of our total dependence on air, water, plants, animals, insects, and bacteria. We have hallucinated the notion that the so-called external world is a cluster of objects separate from ourselves, that we encounter it, that we come into it instead of out of it. Originally published in 1972, Does It Matter? foretells the environmental problems that arise from this mistaken mind-set. Not all of Watts's predictions have come to pass, but his unique insights will change the way you look at the world.

Enough Already

Enough Already Book
Author : Alan Cohen
Publisher : Hay House, Inc
Release : 2012-02-15
ISBN : 1401935214
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a world where fear, crisis, and insufficiency dominate the media and many personal lives, the notion of claiming contentment may seem fantastic or even heretical. Yet finding sufficiency right where you stand may be the answer to a world obsessed with lack. In his warm, down-to-earth, and believable style, Alan Cohen offers fresh, unique, and uplifting angles on coming to peace with what is before you and turning mundane situations into opportunities to gain wisdom, power, and happiness that does not depend on other people or conditions. Peppered with many true-life anecdotes and inspiring examples, Enough Already embraces the desire for change and improvement as part of the journey. Sometimes getting fed up with situations that are not working delivers the impetus to create better ones. You will be moved, illuminated, and tickled to find that what you seek may already be within your grasp and surely within your potential. If contentment is radical, then this book may well spur a revolution of well-being!

A Daily Sip of Joy and Peace

A Daily Sip of Joy and Peace Book
Author : Eleanor Hooks PhD
Publisher : Balboa Press
Release : 2016-11-03
ISBN : 1504366808
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In A Daily Sip of Joy and Peace, Eleanor Hooks assures us that joy and peace are always present in our lives, in spite of daily challenges and failed attempts to make sense out of the pain and suffering. Each daily essay is a sip -- a small, soothing elixir much like a calming cup of tea. With the authors guidance, we explore our relationship with a powerful presence; learn the importance of kindness and compassion; appreciate and honor all livings things; and set aside all worries and fears. We explore what it means to work with integrity, and to value the creative energy we all have within us. We learn to notice how love shows up for us and through us, and to ultimately become aware that nothing is lacking in our lives. Eleanor Hooks shares lovingly her insights into the nature of joy and peace, and invites you to enjoy the daily sips.

The Cosmic Game

The Cosmic Game Book
Author : Stanislav Grof
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 1998-01-01
ISBN : 9780791438756
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Cosmic Game discusses the broadest philosophical, metaphysical and spiritual insights gleaned in Grof's research concerning human nature and reality, addressing the most fundamental questions human beings have asked about the nature of existence since time immemorial. Insights from research into nonordinary states of consciousness portray existence as an astonishing play of the cosmic creative principle that transcends time, space, linear causality, and polarities of every kind and suggest an identity of the individual psyche in its furthest reaches with the universal creative principle and the totality of existence. This identity of the human being with the Divine is the ultimate secret that lies at the core of all great spiritual traditions.

Tao The Watercourse Way

Tao  The Watercourse Way Book
Author : Alan Watts
Publisher : Souvenir Press
Release : 2011-10-20
ISBN : 0285640615
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Following Alan Watts' acclaimed book on Zen Buddhism The Way of Zen, he tackles the Chinese philosophy of Tao. The Tao is the way of man's cooperation with the natural course of the natural world. Alan Watts takes the reader through the history of Tao and its interpretations by key thinkers such as Lao-Tzu, author of the Tao Te Ching. Watts goes on to demonstrate how the ancient and timeless Chinese wisdom of Tao promotes the idea of following a life lived according to the natural world and goes against our goal-oriented ideas by allowing time to quiet our minds and observe the world rather than imposing ourselves on it. By taking in some of the lessons of Tao, we can change our attitude to the way we live. Drawing on ancient and modern sources, Watts treats the Chinese philosophy of Tao in much the same way as he did Zen Buddhism in his classic The Way of Zen. Including an introduction to the Chinese culture that is the foundation of the Tao, this is one of Alan Watts' best-loved works.

The New Manhood

The New Manhood Book
Author : Steve Biddulph
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2019-08-01
ISBN : 1760851159
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The New Manhood by Australia’s world-renowned family activist Steve Biddulph is the most influential book written for generations on the lives of men. For twenty years, Steve Biddulph’s groundbreaking book Manhood and the revised edition, The New Manhood, have had a remarkable impact around the world. Thousands of men have reconciled with their fathers, become more involved with their children, rejuvenated their marriages and made sweeping changes to their lives. This book explores every aspect of a man’s life in an honest and uplifting way: love, friendship, sex, marriage, raising children, spirituality and finding your true work – all in plain language and illuminated with powerful, real-life stories. This is the handbook for men of all ages, and for the women who love them – now with a new foreword by the author, ‘Delivering the Male’. ‘Steve Biddulph is a spellbinder.’ Charles Wooley, 60 Minutes ‘I wish Steve Biddulph had been my dad.’ Sam de Brito, author of The Lost Boys and Hello Darkness ‘Read this book and you’ll make the world a better place.’ Richard Glover, author of The Land Before Avocado ‘The world needs New Men . . . Steve Biddulph is a trustworthy guide.’ Noel Giblett, relationship counsellor ‘This landmark work is for those who truly want to understand and nurture the men and boys in their lives, and for men who want to understand themselves better’ Maggie Hamilton, author of What Men Don’t Talk About