Behold the Spirit: A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion (Google eBook)
This study of the necessity of mystical religion, also shows how traditional Western doctrine can be reconciled with the intuitive religion of the Orient.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Behold the Spirit: A Study in the Necessity of Mystical ReligionUser Review - John Sewell - Goodreads
A classic - in the sense of speaking to the present age, even though published in the late 40s. He is square on point as why the pews are emptying as folk go looking authentic experience of God as they are not finding in the Church. He also points the way to meet the challenge and grow up! Read full review
Review: Behold the Spirit: A Study in the Necessity of Mystical ReligionUser Review - Yasmina Elhayane - Goodreads
I read it all in one sitting. Aside from the Catholic apologetics (for there is quite a lot), Watts has done a phenomenal job of explaining the origins and nature of religious mysticism, both Western and Eastern. It is by far the best book that I've ever read on the subject. Read full review