• This Is It

  • And Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience
  • By: Alan Watts
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (75 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1960 Alan W. Watts (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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Loved it!

Every time I listen to Mr Watts I always feel he's given me some hidden knowledge. His writings are appropriate for today's times.

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great book, not so great performance

Amazing book but hard to listen to. Alan Watts is always amazing and I sightful and brings a lot of depth and clarity in easy to understand terms. The man reading this book unfortunately had difficulty pronouncing certain letters, making it a little difficult to understand. He also never spoke at a consistent volume, sometimes talking as quietly as a whisper for no reason. I was constantly turning the volume up and down, and couldn't enjoy this book without interacting with my speakers every couple of minutes.

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It Is What It Is

It has probably been over 20 years since I read this book. Classic Alan Watts. Dense read. Numerous insights. Not for the weary at heart and mind.

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