By Peter J. Columbus,Donadrian L. Rice

ISBN-10: 1438441991

ISBN-13: 9781438441993

ISBN-10: 1438442009

ISBN-13: 9781438442006

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 enormous impression on American tradition through the latter 1/2 the 20th century. A philosopher attuned to the non secular malaise affecting the Western brain, Watts (1915–1973) supplied highbrow and non secular possible choices that contributed to shaping the Beat tradition of the Nineteen Fifties and the counterculture of the Sixties. popular for introducing Buddhist and Daoist spirituality to a large Western viewers, he additionally wrote on psychology, mysticism, and psychedelic event. Many idolized Watts as a guru-mystic, but he was once additionally brushed aside as intellectually shallow and as a trifling popularizer of Asian religions (the “Norman Vincent Peale of Zen”). either severe 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 areas.

“This quantity, designed to scrupulously reevaluate Watts in gentle of resulting scholarship, is a nourishing addition to the small literature in this complicated and drastically influential individual.” — PsycCRITIQUES

“Columbus and Rice have prepare a quantity that's good conceived, good written, good edited, and available to undergraduates in addition to scholars.” — CHOICE

“Watts was once a stunningly very good writer—far greater than nearly somebody writing then or now; he truly had grasped ‘the essence of Zen.’ each essay during this e-book throws new gentle at the relevance of his rules for this day, and those written through those who find themselves additionally historic figures within the circles Watts moved in and wrote out of supply attention-grabbing ancient tidbits. I enthusiastically suggest this book.” — Jeffrey J. Kripal, writer of Esalen: the US and the faith of No Religion

Peter J. Columbus is Administrator of the Shantigar starting place 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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