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This Is It

This Is It

and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience

Alan Watts; read by Sean Runnette

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This inspiring audiobook contains six revolutionary essays exploring the relationship between spiritual experience and ordinary life—and the need for them to coexist within each of us.

With essays on “cosmic consciousness” (including Alan Watts’ account of his own ventures into this inward realm); the paradoxes of self-consciousness; LSD and consciousness; and the false opposition of spirit and matter, This Is It: and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience is a truly mind-opening audiobook collection.

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Alan Watts; read by Sean Runnette

Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British-born American philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in theology. Watts became an Episcopal priest in 1945, then left the ministry in 1950 and moved to California, where he joined the faculty of the American Academy of Asian Studies. His many books include The Way of Zen, The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are, and The Wisdom of Insecurity.

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