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 was once an incredible impression on American tradition throughout the latter half the 20 th century. A philosopher attuned to the religious malaise affecting the Western brain, Watts (1915–1973) supplied highbrow and religious choices that assisted in shaping the Beat tradition of the Nineteen Fifties and the counterculture of the Nineteen Sixties. renowned 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 pushed aside 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 existence. individuals 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 fabulous writer—far higher than nearly a person writing then or now; he essentially had grasped ‘the essence of Zen.’ each essay during this booklet throws new mild at the relevance of his rules for at the present time, and those written via those who find themselves additionally old figures within the circles Watts moved in and wrote out of provide interesting old 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 collage of West Georgia. also they are the coeditors of Psychology of the Martial Arts
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Alan Watts--Here and Now: Contributions to Psychology, Philosophy, and Religion by Peter J. Columbus, Donadrian L. Rice