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A witty attack on the illusion that the self is a separate ego that confronts a universe of alien physical objects.

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gypsyhead, March 5, 2009 (view all comments by gypsyhead)
Are you kidding? Powell's Books and no one has reviewed "The Book" by Alan Watts?

If you've read and enjoyed any of the scriptures from Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity or Islam, or anything about such works that pertain to their mystical aspects, buy this book. If you are at all interested in the "perennial philosophies" of our little planet, buy this book. If you appreciate the "spooky" realities of physics and the universe as we currently know it, buy "The Book".

In fact, because you can buy good used copies for about a buck apiece, buy ten. The chances are you will be wanting to gift copies to your friends, parents and children, plus you might want a few for those random acts of book kindness.





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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679723004
Subtitle:
On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
Author:
Watts, Alan
Author:
Watts, Alan W.
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Self
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Self-actualization (psychology)
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Humanism
Subject:
Self-knowledge, theory of
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Movements - Humanism
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Subject:
philosophy;religion;spirituality;zen;psychology;buddhism;non-fiction;hinduism;eastern philosophy;inspiration;vedanta;self;personal identity;consciousness;spiritual;alienation;humankind;self-help;mysticism;eastern religion
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Vintage books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
82-102
Publication Date:
August 1989
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.05x5.20x.46 in. .42 lbs.

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