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The collected letters of Alan Watts

Alan Watts (Author)
Philosopher, author, and lecturer Alan Watts (1915?1973) popularized Zen Buddhism and other Eastern philosophies for the counterculture of the 1960s. Today, new generations are finding his writings and lectures online, while faithful followers worldwide continue to be enlightened by his teachings. The Collected Letters of Alan Watts reveals the remarkable arc of Watts?s colorful and controversial life, from his school days in England to his priesthood in the Anglican Church as chaplain of Northwestern University to his alternative lifestyle and experimentation with LSD in the heyday of the late sixties
Print Book, English, 2017
New World Library, Novato, CA, 2017
letters (correspondence)
xv, 598 pages ; 24 cm
9781608684151, 9781608686087, 1608684156, 1608686086
Part one: Early letters, 1928-37
Part two: Coming to America, 1938-41
Part three: On becoming a priest: the seminary years, 1941-44
Part four: The priesthood years, 1944-50
Part five: Interlude: Thornecrest farm, Millbrook, New York, 1950-51
Part six: California and the American Academy of Asian Studies, 1951-57
Part seven: Further writing and lecturing, 1958-59
Part eight: Psychedelics, love and divorce, 1960-62
Part nine: Becoming a guru, 1963-1973