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You're It!: On Hiding, Seeking, and Being Found | [Alan Watts]

You're It!: On Hiding, Seeking, and Being Found

Life is the ultimate game of hide and seek... and the good news is that you're it! With the combination of playful irreverence and penetrating insight that made him a legend in Western philosophy, Alan Watts investigates the surprisingly liberating concept of "the universe as play" found at the heart of Hinduism, Zen, and other wisdom traditions.
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Life is the ultimate game of hide and seek... and the good news is that you're it! With the combination of playful irreverence and penetrating insight that made him a legend in Western philosophy, Alan Watts investigates the surprisingly liberating concept of "the universe as play" found at the heart of Hinduism, Zen, and other wisdom traditions.

Carefully selected by his son and archivist Mark Watts, You're It: On Hiding, Seeking, and Being Found features more than 10 hours of newly restored historic talks from the "spiritual entertainer" who helped define Eastern thought to audiences in the West. Here is a rare chance for listeners to experience the enduring brilliance of one of the greatest spiritual voices of the 20th century.

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    Tyrone 07-25-15
    Tyrone 07-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Essential"

    Beautiful, practical, intellectual. I will return to this again and again. Highly recommend it to any/everyone

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    Jon 07-21-15
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    "Excellent introduction to Watts"
    Any additional comments?

    This fantastic series of lectures by Alan Watts helped me tremendously. The most amazing aspect of listening to Watts is how timeless his lectures are. You can easily forget you're listening to a recording from the 60s or early 70s (Watts died in 1973). I only wish he was around today, as I would love to hear what he has to say about our modern world and the challenges we face as a society today.

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    Zachary Strange 07-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Life changing."

    See subject above. Rinse and repeat.
    It just keeps getting better and better. Listen now.

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    Trish Grunthal, MB, Canada 06-29-15
    Trish Grunthal, MB, Canada 06-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Humorous, irreverent, down-to-earth truth."

    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.

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    Tanner Martty 06-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I would give this 10 stars if I could"

    Alan Watts is a master orator who explains esoteric ideas in a way that's accessible and relatable. This series of speeches is timeless.

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    Robert Ladd 06-03-15
    Robert Ladd 06-03-15
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    "enlightening provocative subject matter"

    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

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    kris 05-21-15
    kris 05-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "amazing in understanding what THIS is"

    this has been a long search and journey. i think other things can be laid to rest....

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    Dustin 05-12-15
    Dustin 05-12-15 Member Since 2014

    Books on tape are awesome! Audible sometimes sucks because it won't let you purchase Audiobooks after you already ordered them!

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    "Watts is brilliant."

    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 :)

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    bloopetybloop 05-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good collection of recordings, not perfect"

    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.

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    Dan 05-06-15
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    "Wake up"

    Wake up and let go. Live and let live. You are everything you're looking for.

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