The Joyous Cosmology

The Joyous Cosmology : Adventures in the Chemistry of Consciousness

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In describing the effects of mescaline, Aldous Huxley's 'The Doors of Perception' literally opened a door. Watts walked through it with this classic account of the levels of insight consciousness-changing drugs can facilitate 'when accompanied with sustained philosophical reflection by a person who is in search, not of kicks, but of understanding'.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 127 x 198.12 x 12.7mm | 181.44g
  • Novato, CA, United States
  • English
  • 2nd
  • 21 Black and White Photos
  • 1608682048
  • 9781608682041
  • 68,493

About Alan Watts

Spiritual philosopher Alan Watts, student of Buddhism, Anglican minister, chaplain at Northwestern University, and author of more than twenty books, died in more

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"Alan Watts describes with startling clarity and poetic beauty his drug-induced experiences." -- "Contemporary Psychology" ""The Joyous Cosmology" is a carrier wave of information and insight, which has lost none of its subtlety, suppleness, or zest." -- from the new introduction by Daniel Pinchbeck, author of "Breaking Open the Head" "A stirring introduction to one of mankind's newest self-examinations." -- "Newsweek"show more

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