This Is It: and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience

In six progressive essays, thinker Alan Watts explores the connection among non secular adventure and traditional life—and the necessity for them to coexist inside each one people. With essays on “cosmic realization” (including Watts’ account of his personal ventures into this inward realm); the paradoxes of self-consciousness; LSD and awareness; and the fake competition of spirit and topic, This Is It and different Essays on Zen and non secular event is a really mind-opening assortment.

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