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Alan W. Watts (1915–1973)

Autor(a) de The Way of Zen

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About the Author

Alan Watts (1915-1973) was a renowned lecturer and the author of nearly thirty books, including The Way of Zen and The Book. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. He received a master's degree in theology from Seabury-Western mostrar mais Theological Seminary and served as an Episcopal priest before leaving the ministry in 1950 to move to California, where he joined the faculty of the American Academy of Asian Studies (now the California Institute of Integral Studies). mostrar menos
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Obras por Alan W. Watts

The Way of Zen (1957) 2,497 exemplares
The Wisdom of Insecurity (1951) 1,659 exemplares
Tao: The Watercourse Way (1975) 879 exemplares
Nature, Man and Woman (1958) 544 exemplares
Psychotherapy East and West (1961) 373 exemplares
Become What You Are (1955) 371 exemplares
Does It Matter? (1970) 354 exemplares
In My Own Way: An Autobiography (1972) 296 exemplares
Myth and Ritual in Christianity (1954) 232 exemplares
Beyond Theology (1964) 182 exemplares
Two Hands of God (1963) 181 exemplares
The Supreme Identity (1950) 160 exemplares
Out of Your Mind (2017) 158 exemplares
What Is Tao? (2000) 148 exemplares
What Is Zen? (2000) 116 exemplares
The Essential Alan Watts (1977) 98 exemplares
Beat Zen, square Zen, and Zen (1959) 78 exemplares
Om: Creative Meditations (1980) 74 exemplares
Talking Zen (1994) 69 exemplares
Zen and the Beat Way (1997) 60 exemplares
Meditation (1974) 47 exemplares
The essence of Alan Watts (1977) 38 exemplares
The Art of Contemplation (1972) 38 exemplares
Three (1961) 31 exemplares
God (The Essence of Alan Watts) (1974) 25 exemplares
Alan Watts Teaches Meditation (1992) 20 exemplares
Play to Live (1982) 18 exemplares
Death (1975) 16 exemplares
Nueve meditaciones (1998) 15 exemplares
Nonsense (2008) 12 exemplares
Zen Bones: On the Spirit of Zen (1993) 7 exemplares
Learning the Human Game (1998) 7 exemplares
La via dello zen (2013) 7 exemplares
Zen (1948) 7 exemplares
Zen Clues (1996) 5 exemplares
Las Formas Del Zen (1976) 3 exemplares
Joyeuse cosmologie. (1971) 3 exemplares
Tao Y Zen (2005) 3 exemplares
L'Envers du néant (1978) 3 exemplares
The "Deep-in" View (1964) 3 exemplares
Kosmisches Drama. (1987) 3 exemplares
Het boek 2 exemplares
Four Ways to the Center (2015) 2 exemplares
Petrokiller 2 exemplares
Divine Madness (1985) 2 exemplares
Amour et connaissance (2015) 2 exemplares
Thusness (2014) 2 exemplares
A Vida Contemplativa 2 exemplares
Naturaleza, hombre y mujer (1973) 2 exemplares
ALAN WATTS LIVE-AUDIO (1991) 2 exemplares
Saa selleks, mis sa oled (2010) 2 exemplares
LA SUPREMA IDENTIDAD (1978) 2 exemplares
Vivir El Presente (2003) 2 exemplares
Reality, Art and Illusion (2013) 2 exemplares
What Is Reality (1989) 2 exemplares
How to Do It: Meditation (1974) 1 exemplar
Zen-veien (1973) 1 exemplar
Suyun Yolu Tao 1 exemplar
The Love of Wisdom I (1973) 1 exemplar
Zen -buddismen 1 exemplar
Theologia mystica 1 exemplar
Le Livre de la sagesse (1974) 1 exemplar
Epävarmuuden viisaus (2013) 1 exemplar
O budismo Zen 1 exemplar
Zen a way of Life (1962) 1 exemplar
Thiền Đạo 1 exemplar
The Spectrum of Love (1973) 1 exemplar
Smell of Burnt Almonds (1973) 1 exemplar
Facts of Eastern Philosophy (1976) 1 exemplar
Who Am I? (1973) 1 exemplar
Comparative Philosophy (1973) 1 exemplar
What God is Dead? 1 exemplar
Images of Man 1 exemplar
The Mood of Zen 1 exemplar
Living Free 1 exemplar
On Being God 1 exemplar
The Joker 1 exemplar
Mahayana Buddhism 1 exemplar
Death and Rebirth 1 exemplar
On Being God 1 exemplar
Memoires: 1915-1965 (1977) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Portable Beat Reader (Viking Portable Library) (1992) — Contribuidor — 1,450 exemplares
The Wisdom of the Serpent (1963) — Prefácio — 131 exemplares
Alpha: The Myths of Creation (1963) — Prefácio — 85 exemplares
Outlines of Mahayana Buddhism (1907) — Introdução — 82 exemplares
Lord of the Four Quarters: The Mythology of Kingship (Jung and Spirituality Series) (1966) — Prefácio, algumas edições61 exemplares
Vedanta for Modern Man (1951) — Contribuidor, algumas edições46 exemplares
Philosophy now : an introductory reader (1972) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
SF Inventing the Future (1972) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Watts, Alan W.
Nome legal
Watts, Alan Wilson
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Cremated with ashes buried half at Druid Heights, Marin County, California, USA and half at Green Gulch Monastery. Muir Beach, California, USA
Local de nascimento
Chislehurst, Kent, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Druid Heights, Marin County, California, USA
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Sausalito, California, USA
London, England, UK
Seabury-Western Theological Seminary (M.Th.)
The King's School, Canterbury
philosophical entertainer
American Academy of Asian Studies

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A prolific author and speaker, Alan Watts was one of the first to interpret Eastern wisdom for a Western audience. Born outside London in 1915, he discovered the nearby Buddhist Lodge at a young age. After moving to the United States in 1938, Alan became an Episcopal priest for a time, and then relocated to Millbrook, New York, where he wrote his pivotal book The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety. In 1951 he moved to San Francisco where he began teaching Buddhist studies, and in 1956 began his popular radio show, “Way Beyond the West.” By the early sixties, Alan's radio talks aired nationally and the counterculture movement adopted him as a spiritual spokesperson. He wrote and traveled regularly until his passing in 1973.



Simple, beginner level information about certain western mental models. Good intro to works of Alan Watts
kmaxat | Aug 26, 2023 |
kmaxat | 29 outras críticas | Aug 26, 2023 |
I can't express how much I love this book: “How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god.”
AAPremlall | 27 outras críticas | Jul 23, 2023 |
It was a quick read. Due to the material's age, I did not find anything that I haven't already come across elsewhere. The disdain for prohibition and the knowledge that it simply does not work plainly put as it was, to me, was a point of interest. Politicians (at least in this country) are so far behind this currently that a book from the late 1960s is still somewhat relevant. Of course, most of those mummies were around then too: I should call them all ghouls from now on. Do I recommend this one? Not really, you could probably find something more up-to-date along the same lines.… (mais)
Ranjr | 1 outra crítica | Jul 13, 2023 |


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