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Alan Watts Podcast

By Alan Watts

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Alan Watts is one of the most widely read philosophers of the 20th century. In addition to his 28 books, Alan Watts delivered hundreds of public lectures and seminars the recordings of which have been preserved in the archives of the Electronic University. Alan's eldest son Mark Watts has reviewed and cataloged these talks to prepare them for public broadcast. In 2005 Amber Star of Zencast.org created Alan Watts podcast to help disseminate these lectures to a new iPod listening generation . Today the Electronic University and Zencast.org are pleased to present the highlights of the spoken works of Alan Watts.

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Sanity in a crazy world

I managed to get through 34 years of life before I stumbled upon the recordings of Alan Watts. I regret that it had taken that long. These free podcasts have been a joy to listen to so far. Alan was a master of the spoken word with the ability to communicate very profound, deep & insightful information in language which slips into the mind easily through his charm, wit & warmth of personality. I strongly recommend these recordings to anyone from any walk of life who has an interest in the deeper meaning of existence regardless of their creed. He does not preach any particular doctrine; he does not suggest that you believe in what he has to say. It would be more appropriate to say that at the core of his dialogues, he is asking the listener to look at what they already think & know, then really look at what they think they know. If anything, one feels that having listened to Alan, life has somehow got incredibly bigger, reality more vivid, knowledge deeper. His perspectives have an uncanny sense of ‘the truth’ about them, and by extension of that, one finds it easy to be engaged by the concepts that he speaks about. As some of the recordings suggest, Alan Watts offered ‘timeless wisdom’, these recordings are a remarkable legacy & we are fortunate enough to enjoy them as a gift. They may not turn your world upside down but they’ll probably help the listener feel a sense of clarity amongst the fuzzy chaos of this life.

Alan watts podcasts you will listen to again and again - here's why

I have only recently come across Alan Watts after a 15 year period of being widely exposed to various thinkers and philosophies. This guy can enlighten or reinforce concepts better than any I've heard... & like any good teacher make it fun!

Plainly profound

Alan Watts' mode of speech is concise, plain, poetic, straightforward and witty all at the same time, and he has a great timbre in his voice. His crystal words of insight into our Western attitudes, behaviour and religious beliefs are backed up with historical, psychological, philosophical and religious references. All this helps to clarify the profound points of view that he so wishes to share with the Western listener (or any listener for that matter) on the subjects of Zen, Buddhism and Hinduism - there is no 'smoke and mirrors' so to speak, apart from mentioning the 'play of smoke' that is this universe, and the 'mirror' state that your mind should be in when in meditation. These recordings can make highly enjoyable listening for all sorts of people from all sorts of backgrounds, there's wisdom to impart to each and everyone. Perhaps give your eyes a rest and listen to these recordings.

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