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Alan Watts discusses the Indian philosophy of the world as maya - under its multiple meanings as illusion, art, magic, creative power, measure, etc. Various techniques in the arts are used to illustrate the delicate and vibrational character of the material world, and to suggest a new approach to the old philosophy that the universe is "mind" only.

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Amazing

I feel that Alan Watts has explained everything that has to do with anything else.

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welcome to reality

loved it. life changing . one of the best lectures by alan watts. a must

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One for revisiting and fast listen through

As someone who enjoys Eastern spirituality and art, I love the clairvoyance Watts brings to how art is an extension of the universe playing. I find myself revisiting this recording whenever I'm feeling creatively uninspired.

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Good Infornation

Some info here that is not in Essential Lectures.
A Few long pauses as usual, but also some volume issues in places. Very good perspectives though :-)

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  • Terry
  • 01-30-19

This man is simply incredible. Listen and listen!

I could listen to Alan Watts for the rest of time. This audio and particularly for me the final chapter is absolutely transcendental. Alan takes all the walls created by our western cultural view, cuts right through and leaves you with something rather beautiful.

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  • Sue Shepherd
  • 09-25-16

All that Jazz...

a fascinating recording of lectures given by Alan Watts... I fell in love with his voice!
the recording is a little hard initially as Alan is obviously slapping a stick on the board of information... but once over that he is wonderful to listen to.

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  • babyrobot
  • 04-03-19

Sleeping zen master

I love to play Alan Watts on my long hauls to California. He sends me into a sound sleep and I always wake up wiser.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-24-18

Love it!

Alan Watts is such a joy listening to! recomend it to anyone who wants to stretch the mind

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  • Davie
  • 03-17-18

Really good!

I loved this. I just wish it was longer! Alan Watts was truly ahead of his time. Fantastic!