Out of Your Mind

Out of Your Mind : Tricksters, Interdependence, and the Cosmic Game of Hide and Seek

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In order to come to your senses, Alan Watts often said, you sometimes need to go out of your mind. Perhaps more than any other teacher in the West, this celebrated author, former Anglican priest, and self-described spiritual entertainer was responsible for igniting the passion of countless wisdom seekers to the spiritual and philosophical delights of India, China, and Japan. With Out of Your Mind, you are invited to immerse yourself in six of this legendary thinker's most engaging teachings on how to break through the limits of the rational mind and expand your awareness and appreciation for the great game unfolding all around us. Distilled from Alan Watts's pinnacle lectures, Out of Your Mind brings you an inspiring new resource that captures the true scope of this brilliant teacher in action. For those both new and familiar with Watts, this book invites us to delve into his favorite pathways out of the trap of conventional awareness, including: - The art of the "controlled accident"--what happens when you stop taking your life so seriously and start enjoying it with complete sincerity - How we come to believe "the myth of myself"--that we are skin-encapsulated egos separate from the world around us--and how to transcend that illusion - Why we must fully embrace chaos and the void to find our deepest purpose - Unconventional and refreshing insights into the deeper principles of Buddhism, Hinduism, Western philosophy, Christianity, and much moreshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 227g
  • Louisville, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1622037529
  • 9781622037520
  • 7,675

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There is something so right-minded about Alan Watts s awareness. This book makes good company with his best work and is an indicator of why he was both my philosophical and literary mentor. I highly recommend it as a fine starting place for the wonderful world of Alan Watts. Ken Wilber, author ofIntegral Meditation "show more

About Alan Watts

Alan Watts 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.show more

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