An Odyssey Into the Cosmic Web of Connection, Play, and True Pleasure
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If you were God," asked Alan Watts, "what kind of universe would you create? A perfect one free of suffering and drama? Or one filled with surprise and delight?"
With Just So, the celebrated philosopher and self-described "spiritual entertainer" invites us to explore the hidden dimensions that shape both the cosmos and our personal experience of it.
From the 1950s to the 1970s, Eastern spiritual philosophies ignited in the West profound new ways of perceiving ourselves and the mysteries of life. And from the beginning, Alan Watts was at the forefront—sparking insight after insight at live gatherings and radio broadcasts. Today, Alan Watts’ books and recordings bring perennial delight to new readers and listeners of all ages and beliefs.
Here, the luminary author and speaker explores three often-overlooked yet essential universal dynamics: connection, play, and pleasure. This exceptional collection of sessions includes three complementary seminars:
The Cosmic Network—a journey into the interconnected web of the personal and the infinite
Ecological Awareness—reflections on how humanity and nature evolve through discovery and "purposeless" play
The Pursuit of Pleasure—how a true materialism connects us fully through our senses with others and to the natural flow of the cosmos.
Along the way, you’ll explore many other themes, at turns humorous, prophetic, and more relevant today than ever. What unfolds is a liberating view of life that arises from possibility and the unpredictable—perfect and "just so" not in spite of its messy imperfections, but because of them.
Sounds True, 9781622037643
Publication Date: January 1, 2017
About the Author
Alan Watts (1915–1973)
For spiritual seekers of many generations, Alan Watts earned a reputation as one of the most accessible—and entertaining—interpreters of Eastern philosophy in the West. Beginning at age 16, when he wrote an article for the journal of the Buddhist Lodge in London, Watts would develop an audience of millions who were enriched through his books, recordings, radio broadcasts, and public talks. In all, Alan Watts wrote more than 25 books, including such classics as The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are and This Is It: and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience.