By Peter J. Columbus, Donadrian L. Rice
Considers the contributions and modern importance 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 a huge impression on American tradition in the course of the latter half the 20th century. A philosopher attuned to the non secular 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 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 serious and appreciative, this edited quantity locates Watts on the vanguard of significant paradigmatic shifts in Western highbrow existence. 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 components. “Columbus and Rice have prepare a quantity that's good conceived, good written, good edited, and obtainable to undergraduates in addition to scholars.” — selection “Watts was once a stunningly remarkable writer—far higher than nearly someone 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 through those who find themselves additionally ancient 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 beginning 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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Alan Watts--Here and Now: Contributions to Psychology, Philosophy, and Religion by Peter J. Columbus, Donadrian L. Rice
In G. Storhoff & J. ), American Buddhism as a way of life (pp. 13–38). Albany: State University of New York Press. Stuart, D. (1983). Alan Watts. Briarcliff Manor, NY: Stein & Day. Suligoj, H. (1975). The mystical philosophy of Alan Watts. International Philosophical Quarterly, 15, 439–454. Swearer, D. (1970). Buddhism in transition. Philadelphia: Westminster Press. Swearer, D. (1973). Three modes of Zen in America. Journal of Ecumenical Studies. 10(2), 290–303. Szasz, F. M. (2000). Religion in the modern American west.