Behold the Spirit: A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion
Just as groundbreaking today as it was when it first appeared, Behold the Spirit is philosopher Alan Watts’s timeless argument for the place of mystical religion in today’s world. Drawing on his experiences as a former priest, Watts skillfully explains how the intuition of Eastern religion—Zen Buddhism, in particular—can be incorporated into the doctrines of Western Christianity, allowing people of all creeds to enjoy a deeper, more meaningful relationship with the spiritual in our present troubled times.
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One of the first titles I every bought by Alan Watts. My older brother had ' Psychotherapy: East & West' on the shelf and I had browsed through it after reading Watt's contribution to Solomon's LSD ... Read full review
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