The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing who You are
A revelatory primer on what it means to be human, from the perfect guide for a course correction in life (Deepak Chopra)--and a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence.
At the root of human conflict is our fundamental misunderstanding of who we are. The illusion that we are isolated beings, unconnected to the rest of the universe, has led us to view the "outside" world with hostility, and has fueled our misuse of technology and our violent and hostile subjugation of the natural world. To help us understand that the self is in fact the root and ground of the universe, Watts has crafted a revelatory primer on what it means to be human--and a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence.
In The Book, Alan Watts provides us with a much-needed answer to the problem of personal identity, distilling and adapting the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - zen-potato - LibraryThing
The book under review is the Collier paperback, c. 1966, 150 pages. The hippie generation of the 1960's represented change and experimentation in contrast to the older generations that obediently ... Read full review
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This was my introduction to Watts, and I wish I'd read one of his other books first. Nevertheless, it stands as a good book about "breaking through." Read full review
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