My own AutobiographySome autobiography of my own
Out of print and rare to this day? A autobiography of Alan Watts at Barnes & Noble.
A biography of Alan W. Watts
I' ve met Alan Watts because of some video that became highly virus-like on Facebook a few years ago. These you should take a look at before you continue with this test: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=mMRrC...https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=khOaA..... I' ve met Alan Watts because of some video that became highly virus-like on Facebook a few years ago.
These you should take a look at before you continue with this test: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=mMRrC...https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=khOaA..... Notice that Watts' old grilled English, in combination with impressive pictures of the galaxy, the natural world and the people who do things for man, is for our generations what is a very colourful floral for a bees, not to mention the contents of these video, which is like drinking cold drink for the dried-up audience.
Most of the times for millennia, like myself, the spectators have been starving to all kinds of philosophies, and I have strict adherence to my own philosophies in the form of "meaningful guidelines for life". Alan Watts has done a great disservice to the community. And I don't have much of a chance to get to drink some of the water either (Watts has released countless works), I thought his autobiography would do.
As I believe that the way one leads one's own way of doing things is a far greater indication of one's real convictions than the thoughts he puts on the page, Watts' autobiography has a special meaning in this respect, which must be lacking in his other work. A colourful personality who never took himself and others' lifestyles too seriously, who found humour (both ironically and rebelliously) in everything and enriched the lifes of those with whom he was associated (Aldous Huxley, Carl Jung, D.T. Suzuki, John Cage, etc.), who advocated a truly integral vision of the mystic and spiritual, separated from the charlatanry of the occult and the stiffness of the faithful.
Watt's doesn't say that in the script, but I have the feeling that he had a great anxiety about being forgotten: he tried to spread himself and his thoughts as far into the world as possible before he eventually died, there's no denying it. Mr President, I have to take a badge off this report because Watts was trapped in the same way as most auto-biographers, pretending to remember all the smallest detail of their childhood, right down to the ornamentation in their neighbours' homes.
Although I have a lot of regard for Alan Watts, I don't think for a second that he had such an elephant mind; if I can't remember now at 23 what I did at 7, there's no way Watts at 50 can remember what he did at 6, and certainly not with such a describing length.
These are some of my favourite quotations from the book: