Synopses & Reviews
This study of the necessity of mystical religion, also shows how traditional Western doctrine can be reconciled with the intuitive religion of the Orient.
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."
'I regard the book as one of the best-in fact the only first-rate-book in recent years in the field of religion. It gets to the fundamental problem, it honestly sees the weaknesses of contemporary Protestantism, and it attempts to diagnose and cure the evil in the only way a cure can be effected, namely by a doctrine with content at the basic metaphysical level.'-F.S.C. Northrop