Having read and listened to many gurus and philosophers about the meaning of life, I have found that none so far address the topic quite so thoroughly and satisfyingly as Alan Watts.
In this recording, my favourite moment we when Alan pointed out that medieval depictions of hell look quite a lot more interesting than of heaven.
Alan Watts is a master orator who explains esoteric ideas in a way that's accessible and relatable. This series of speeches is timeless.
for those willing to entertain an open dialogue of what constitutes reality religion etc. this is a wonderful entertaining program. watts is a pleasure to listen to
Books on tape are awesome! Audible sometimes sucks because it won't let you purchase Audiobooks after you already ordered them!
Beautifully constructed talks given by the one and only Alan Watts. A brilliant look into consciousness that will give anyone a great laugh along with a refreshing perspective on this game we call life :)
You're It covers a wide range of topics and concepts related to Buddhist and Hindu philosophy. Watts is (usually) easy to listen to an his lectures often include very profound thoughts and a few good laughs.
The person speaking between the recorded lectures to introduce the next section nearly ruined this audiobook for me. The voice is so cheesy and contrived...trying very hard to sound "zen" instead of just introducing the next chapter in a normal speaking voice.
There is also some repetition of concepts from one lecture to another, which can be considered either good or bad. Overall definitely worth listening to but not perfect.
At first I was taken back by the audio quality but in the end, the message is what matters. Though repetitious in many spots, the concepts are difficult and it actually ends up helping. Highly recommend.
Another great one from Alan Watts. I'll be listening to it again and probably multiple times throughout my lifetime. Highly recommended.
I really don't know what word to use. I'm glad it caught my attention and I read it. I will be re-listening very soon. I want to see how well I can let it all sink in. But I may now and then refer back to a random bookmark. And what it must have been to SEE him speak, I do enjoy his manner of speech. Buts it's all good. I know I am not alone when I often have to read and reread and relisten to something, just to grasp how simple it is. If you fancy the theologian and philosophy stuff, with my heart I recommend it, truly. Farewell ~