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Alan Watts discusses the Indian philosophy of the world as maya - under its multiple meanings as illusion, art, magic, creative power, measure, etc. Various techniques in the arts are used to illustrate the delicate and vibrational character of the material world, and to suggest a new approach to the old philosophy that the universe is "mind" only.

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Great but incomplete

Amazing insight. Entertaining presentation by Watts. This “book” is an excerpted recording from what may have been retreat of sorts - perhaps a weekend course. As such it has been edited. It is also interrupted periodically by the “publisher” of this recording. So the production and conception of this presentation has some faults. But it is worth it for to hear some of what Alan Watts said.

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  • Jonathan
  • 2015-01-21

Amazing

I feel that Alan Watts has explained everything that has to do with anything else.

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  • sam
  • 2015-09-05

welcome to reality

loved it. life changing . one of the best lectures by alan watts. a must

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  • Jacob Ermete
  • 2020-07-06

One for revisiting and fast listen through

As someone who enjoys Eastern spirituality and art, I love the clairvoyance Watts brings to how art is an extension of the universe playing. I find myself revisiting this recording whenever I'm feeling creatively uninspired.

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  • Lamar
  • 2016-01-27

Good Infornation

Some info here that is not in Essential Lectures.
A Few long pauses as usual, but also some volume issues in places. Very good perspectives though :-)

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