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This is it, and other essays on Zen and spiritual experience

Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [1973] ©1973
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The six essays in this volume all deal with the relationship of mystical experience to ordinary life. The title essay on "cosmic consciousness" includes the author's account of his own ventures into this inward realm. "Instinct, Intelligence, and Anxiety" is a study of the paradoxes of self-consciousness; "Spiritually and Sensuality," a lively discussion of the false opposition of spirit and matter; and "The New  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
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Watts, Alan, 1915-1973.
This is it, and other essays on Zen and spiritual experience.
New York, Vintage Books [1973]
(OCoLC)989014851
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Watts
ISBN: 0394719042 9780394719047
OCLC Number: 1156288
Notes: Reprint of the 1960 ed.
Description: 158 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: 1 This Is It 15 --
2 Instinct, Intelligence, and Anxiety 41 --
3 Zen and the Problem of Control 59 --
4 Beat Zen, Square Zen, and Zen 77 --
5 Spirituality and Sensuality 111 --
6 The New Alchemy 125.
Responsibility: Alan Watts.
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The six essays in this volume all deal with the relationship of mystical experience to ordinary life. The title essay on "cosmic consciousness" includes the author's account of his own ventures into this inward realm. "Instinct, Intelligence, and Anxiety" is a study of the paradoxes of self-consciousness; "Spiritually and Sensuality," a lively discussion of the false opposition of spirit and matter; and "The New Alchemy," a balanced account of states of consciousness akin to spiritual experience induced by the aid of lysergic acid. The collection also includes the text of Watts' celebrated pamphlet, "Beat Zen, Square Zen, and Zen."

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