By Alan Watts,Peter J. Columbus,Donadrian L. Rice

Explores language and mysticism, Buddhism and Zen, Christianity, comparative faith, psychedelics, and psychology and psychotherapy.

To commemorate the 2015 centenary of the delivery of Alan Watts (1915–1973), Peter J. Columbus and Donadrian L. Rice have assembled a much-needed number of Watts’s scholarly essays and lectures. Compiled from expert journals, monographs, scholarly books, meetings, and symposia complaints, the quantity sheds worthwhile mild at the developmental arc of Watts’s puzzling over language and mysticism, Buddhism and Zen, Christianity, comparative faith, psychedelics, and psychology and psychotherapy. This definitive assortment demanding situations Watts’s popularity as a “popularizer” or “philosophical entertainer,” revealing his issues to be even more expansive and transdisciplinary than is advised by means of the parochial “Zen Buddhist” label often affixed to his writings. The editors’ authoritative advent elucidates modern views on Watts’s lifestyles and paintings, and helps a daring rethinking of his contributions to psychology, philosophy, and religion.

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. jointly they're the coeditors of Alan Watts—Here and Now: Contributions to Psychology, Philosophy, and Religion, additionally released by way of SUNY Press.

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