By Peter J. Columbus,Donadrian L. Rice
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 throughout the latter 1/2 the 20th century. A philosopher attuned to the religious malaise affecting the Western brain, Watts (1915–1973) supplied highbrow and religious choices that contributed to shaping the Beat tradition of the 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 adventure. Many idolized Watts as a guru-mystic, but he used to be additionally disregarded as intellectually shallow and as an insignificant popularizer of Asian religions (the “Norman Vincent Peale of Zen”). either severe and appreciative, this edited quantity locates Watts on the leading edge of significant paradigmatic shifts in Western highbrow existence. participants 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 used to be a stunningly exceptional writer—far greater than virtually someone writing then or now; he sincerely had grasped ‘the essence of Zen.’ each essay during this booklet throws new gentle at the relevance of his principles for at the present time, and those written by means of people who find themselves additionally old figures within the circles Watts moved in and wrote out of supply interesting historic 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 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 (SUNY series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology) by Peter J. Columbus,Donadrian L. Rice