By Peter J. Columbus, Donadrian L. Rice
Considers the contributions and modern value of Alan Watts. Alan Watts—Here and Now explores the highbrow legacy and carrying on with relevance of a prolific author and speaker who used to be a tremendous impression on American tradition in the course of the latter half the 20 th century. A philosopher attuned to the non secular malaise affecting the Western brain, Watts (1915–1973) supplied highbrow and religious possible choices that assisted in shaping the Beat tradition of the Nineteen Fifties and the counterculture of the Nineteen Sixties. popular for introducing Buddhist and Daoist spirituality to a large Western viewers, he additionally wrote on psychology, mysticism, and psychedelic adventure. Many idolized Watts as a guru-mystic, but he used to be additionally disregarded as intellectually shallow and as an insignificant popularizer of Asian religions (the “Norman Vincent Peale of Zen”). either serious and appreciative, this edited quantity locates Watts on the vanguard of significant paradigmatic shifts in Western highbrow lifestyles. members discover how Watts’s paintings resonates in present-day scholarship on psychospiritual transformation, Buddhism and psychotherapy, Daoism within the West, phenomenology and hermeneutics, humanistic and transpersonal psychology, mysticism, and ecofeminism, between different parts. “Columbus and Rice have prepare a quantity that's good conceived, good written, good edited, and available to undergraduates in addition to scholars.” — selection “Watts used to be a stunningly impressive writer—far greater than nearly a person writing then or now; he in actual fact had grasped ‘the essence of Zen.’ each essay during this ebook throws new gentle at the relevance of his principles for at the present time, and those written via people who are additionally historic figures within the circles Watts moved in and wrote out of supply interesting historic tidbits. I enthusiastically suggest this book.” — Jeffrey J. Kripal, writer of Esalen: the US and the faith of No faith Peter J. Columbus is Administrator of the Shantigar origin in Rowe, Massachusetts. Donadrian L. Rice is Professor of Psychology on the college of West Georgia. also they are the coeditors of Psychology of the Martial Arts.
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