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Alan Watts


  1. Alan Watts: Alan Wilson Watts was a British-born philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in theology. Watts became an Episcopal priest in 1945, then left the ministry in 1950 and moved to California, where he joined the faculty of the American Academy of Asian Studies.
  2. Alan Watts is an author.
    • also known as A. Watts, Alan James Watts
    • born on (90 years ago)
    • written works: "Home coursebuilding and jumping", "Instant storm forecasting", "Weather forecasting ashore and afloat", "Wind pilot", "Basic windcraft", "Instant wind forecasting", "The weather handbook", "UFO quest", "Etre Dieu", "Wind and Sailing Boats the Structure and Behavior of T", "Progress in Protein-Lipid Interactions", "Las filosofías de Asia", "Poems of Sextus Propertius", "Janes Underwater Warfare System"
  3. Alan Watts is an author.
    • also known as Alan S. Watts
    • born on (96 years ago)
    • written works: "Be Your Own Boss at 16", "The confessions of Charles Dickens", "Kogan Page Guide to Careers in the Armed Services", "Careers at Sea", "Careers Using Mathematics", "Life and Times of Charles Dickens", "Jobs in the Building Trade"
  4. Alan Watts is an actor.
  5. Alan Watts is an actor.

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Google previewEden and the Individual: Christianity for the 21st Century (2006)

by Emil Mihelich

Removed from its natural environment and from its unique experiential foundation, this Eastern spirituality, or “Neo-Buddhism or Neo-Hinduism” as religious philosopher Alan Watts refers to it in 'The Supreme Identity,' can degenerate into, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Religion (2011)

by Mark Juergensmeyer, Wade Clark Roof

Alan Watts, in Beat Zen, Square Zen, and Zen, contrasted the Zen of the “Beats,” a wandering, aesthetic, “bohemian” kind of life supposedly modeled on the “Zen Lunatics” of old, with the “square Zen” of formal discipline and practice.

Google previewThe Pacific Region: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures (2004)

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures by Jan Goggans, Aaron DiFranco

Buddhism Buddhism, too, emerged as a more mainstream religious avocation, in large measure due to Alan Watts, who helped found the American Academy of Asian Studies in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Social Movements (2015)

by Immanuel Ness

Suzuki's lectures and books appealed to a diverse group of American writers and thinkers, including Alan Watts, J.D. Salinger, Jack Kerouac, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Wittgenstein's Philosophy (2014)

by Duncan Richter

Into Every Life a Little Zen Must Fall: A Christian Philosopher Looks to Alan Watts and the East. London: Wisdom Publications, 1986. Kerr, Fergus. Theology after Wittgenstein. 2nd ed. London: SPCK, 1997. Koritensky, Andreas.

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Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth. (Alan Watts)
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