Alan Watts--Here and Now: Contributions to Psychology, by Peter J. Columbus, Donadrian L. Rice

By Peter J. Columbus, Donadrian L. Rice

Considers the contributions and modern importance of Alan Watts. Alan Watts—Here and Now explores the highbrow legacy and carrying on with relevance of a prolific author and speaker who was once a massive impact on American tradition through the latter 1/2 the 20th century. A philosopher attuned to the religious malaise affecting the Western brain, Watts (1915–1973) supplied highbrow and non secular possible choices that assisted in shaping the Beat tradition of the Fifties and the counterculture of the Sixties. renowned for introducing Buddhist and Daoist spirituality to a large Western viewers, he additionally wrote on psychology, mysticism, and psychedelic adventure. Many idolized Watts as a guru-mystic, but he was once additionally brushed off as intellectually shallow and as a trifling popularizer of Asian religions (the “Norman Vincent Peale of Zen”). either severe and appreciative, this edited quantity locates Watts on the vanguard of significant paradigmatic shifts in Western highbrow lifestyles. individuals discover how Watts’s paintings resonates in present-day scholarship on psychospiritual transformation, Buddhism and psychotherapy, Daoism within the West, phenomenology and hermeneutics, humanistic and transpersonal psychology, mysticism, and ecofeminism, between different parts. “Columbus and Rice have prepare a quantity that's good conceived, good written, good edited, and obtainable to undergraduates in addition to scholars.” — selection “Watts was once a stunningly very good writer—far larger than virtually an individual writing then or now; he essentially had grasped ‘the essence of Zen.’ each essay during this booklet throws new gentle at the relevance of his rules for at the present time, and those written by way of those who find themselves additionally historic figures within the circles Watts moved in and wrote out of supply interesting historic tidbits. I enthusiastically suggest this book.” — Jeffrey J. Kripal, writer of Esalen: the United States and the faith of No faith Peter J. Columbus is Administrator of the Shantigar starting place in Rowe, Massachusetts. Donadrian L. Rice is Professor of Psychology on the college of West Georgia. also they are the coeditors of Psychology of the Martial Arts

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