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The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are


The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

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    Alan Watts(Author)
In a way, we are like the blind man who was asked to touch separate parts of an elephant -- and then attempt the nearly impossible task of describing the totality of the creature he was touching. In this classic work Alan Watts shows us that we are all somewhat blind to the greater reality of the world around us. Our limited perception only allows us to sense isolated pieces of life and keeps us from fully understanding how those pieces go together, and from understanding our relationship to the universe and to our fellow human beings. Most importantly, this perception keeps us from fully understanding ourselves. "The Book" sparkles with warmth and wisdom, brilliantly blending and synthesizing Eastern and Western thought. This is the very essence of Alan Watts' philosophy, derived from his years of study and spiritual exploration. "The Book" is a guide to life, a way to remove impediments to our spiritual vision so that we can experience greater harmony and fulfillment. This program is narrated by Ralph Blum, bestselling author of "The Book of Runes."

The best book I ve ever read on the nature of what actually is, what the world is about, and how you should behave. --John Lloyd, Desert Island DiscsFor a new generation of readers... look at this ancient philosophy from a modern counter-cultural standpoint. Alan Watts explores the subject in concrete terms, using current idioms and expressions which will also appeal to the younger reader. --VedantaOffering spiritual answers to the problems of a materialistic lifestyle, alienated from the natural world, Watts is the voice of all who seek a deeper understanding of their own identity and role in the world. --Watkins Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Alan Watts(Author)
  • MacMillan Audio; Unabridged edition (19 Jan. 2016)
  • English
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  • Health, Family & Lifestyle
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  • By JohnsHead on 4 August 2016

    This book confirms to me that I am not alone in my view of human life, human experiences and death.It represents a maturity in spiritual thinking, written by a genius who has examined spirituality with an intellectual thought process and learned wisdom.For me it speaks the truth and it's a delight to read. If you can grasp the message it will bring a new meaning to your life and your self.As Alan Watts said ' You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you '

  • By Paul100 on 18 January 2016

    I first bought this book in 1978 after coming across it on a bookstand when I was really strung out and wondering "what it was all about"It's a quick book to read - took me a day and it did change my life.It doesn't solve problems or even give solutions but just an expanded way of looking at the world and also the knowledge that some other people feel exactly the same as you. You are not alone.I bought this copy to give to my daughter and my son.The only thing I would say is that it does require a certain amount of education in order to properly understand what he is talking about.

  • By Nas on 21 October 2016

    Good Book. Brought about very good points about life to ponder over.

  • By E. walsh on 15 September 2016

    I read this in one sitting. Interesting,inspiring and thought provoking. Some difficult concepts but for the most part easy to read for the layman.

  • By terry young on 8 February 2017

    Fascinating book which I have found extremely thought provoking. Certainly a good introduction to my ongoing search for knowledge. I would definitely recommend Alan Watts.

  • By Charles on 4 March 2015

    Alan Watts has a bespoke and prevalent way of writing. I never for one moment felt lost, I was always engaged and inspired by the fluorescent use of English vocabulary.The content of the book was inspiring, a real credit to this man's work as both philosopher and a theologian.

  • By David A Simpkin on 18 September 2015

    Very insightful and often humorous. May challenge the way you see yourself and the world.

  • By Rosemary on 29 March 2013

    I expected a generous and thought provoking work of philosophy, but found more of an ill-humoured rant, and a strangly pld fashioned attitude to women, which I realise now is because the book was written quite a number of years ago.

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