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Modern Western culture and technology is inextricably tied to the belief in the existence of a self as a separate ego, separated from and in conflict with the rest of the world. In this classic book, Watts provides a lucid and simple presentation of an alternative view based on Hindu and Vedantic philosophy.

©1966 Alan Watts (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

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Perception shattering

Loved it. This is a book I'm going to spread around. The youths need some knowledge.

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  • Client Amazon
  • 2018-09-02

Game changer

One of Watts' best. Exceptional insight, 50 years from now, and never as accurate as today. A fantastic discovery.

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  • Dylan
  • 2015-04-09

Invaluable Insight

Just to get it out of the way, I gave the 'performance' 3 stars because the narrator has a bit of a lisp, but I got used to it. Anyway, the actual review:

I've long been a fan of Alan Watts. He communicates concepts from the East with much respect to the fundamental differences we in the West have in in terms of our understanding of reality and the thought process behind our actions. Most importantly, he does so with a sense of humor. I laughed out loud innumerable times throughout 'The Book', whether because of his taut mastery of dry humor or how it's used to illuminate something complicated in a refreshingly simple manner.

I've digested a lot of literature on Buddhism and meditation, and have been practicing every day for about a year now, and what's discussed in this book brought satisfaction to a number of puzzles and frustrations I've acquired on my journey, some that I didn't even realize I had until he laid them out for me. Not only did it teach me where I am on the path to understanding, but it instilled confidence in myself for the way forward.

I'd recommend this book to anyone, not until you've found some modicum of consistent success (good practice) with meditation, otherwise some of the musings may seem too ethereal to be of any value. Trust me, they aren't.

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  • Ian Lacadin
  • 2019-03-13

Master Alan Watts

Thank you. Thank you for reading me the book i once read. Thank you for reading me something i enjoy. Thank you for enjoying something I enjoy. Thank you.

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  • Diana
  • 2015-07-01

Alan Watts is THE MAN! The HUMAN!

Alan Watts gives me so many light bulb moments when he talks that I feel all warm and bright and hopeful. He is the antidote to all the stupidity we are exposed to everyday.

That's all.

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  • H. Lee
  • 2015-10-04

Greatly enjoyed listening to narrator.

The only thing that could have made listening to this book more perfect is if Alan Watts had narrated it himself.

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  • Roberta and Johnny Shaughnessy, Mindfulness Meditation Teachers
  • 2017-07-05

This may be THE Book.

Buckle your seatbelt. Alan Watts is about to take you for a ride that might change your life. A brief, but comprehensive exploration of metaphysics, philosophy and the meaning of life.
It may take one 100's of books and 1000's of hours to compile the knowledge and understanding presented in this book.

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  • Gabriel Cichon
  • 2020-11-20

A must read about a book you must listen to

First thing I would like to say is that you should go listen to Alan Watts’ lectures on YouTube or Spotify before reading this book. I say this because many other reviewers complained about how the narrator rambles and goes all over the place... well, it’s not the narrator, that’s how Alan Watts speaks and explains his thoughts and if you disagree, you clearly haven’t heard Alan’s lectures before.

Now about the book itself: even though I wish it had been narrated by Alan himself, the narrator does a great job and made me even forget at times that it wasn’t Alan narrating it. In my opinion, this is a great starter if you’ve gotten interested in Alan Watts in another platform and are looking to go deeper! My advice to someone who started the book and is feeling like it’s hard to finish, just get past chapter 3, I doubt you’ll be able to stop after that.

Hope you enjoy the book and grow within yourself as much as I felt I did!

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  • Randy
  • 2020-01-26

Esses-s-s

I could not listen to this performance past chapter one. It is poorly recorded. The hissing sibilants are so annoying they detract from the content.
The esses are so pronounced the reader often sounds like he has loose dentures.

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  • Donna Araujo
  • 2019-10-23

Worst Alan Watts book I've ever listened to.

Wow- he was so rambling. It was really really hard to follow. I normally love Alan Watts

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  • Gustavo Ávila
  • 2019-06-23

Profound

Maybe If I read 20 more times I'll come to understand everything this book says

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  • Robin
  • 2017-12-15

Superb! Enlightening!

Eloquence of what is and its finest. If you’re looking for peace in a world that has given you the option of ignorant religion or bleak death, this book untangles our deep connection to everything and offers a third, much needed perspective.

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